Florence Pugh Opens Up About Embracing Her Physique: ‘I’m Not Attempting to Cover the Cellulite’

Florence Pugh is comfy in her personal pores and skin. 

The actress, 27, opened up about embracing her physique in a canopy shoot and interview for Elle UK’s October problem.

“I converse the best way I do about my physique as a result of I’m not attempting to cover the cellulite on my thigh or the squidge in between my arm and my boob: I’d a lot slightly lay all of it out,” she stated. “I feel the scariest factor for me are the situations the place individuals have been upset that I’ve proven ‘an excessive amount of’ of myself.” 

The Oppenheimer star then went on to debate the backlash she acquired for sporting a sheer pink halterneck robe to the Valentino couture present in Rome final summer time. 

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ROME, ITALY - JULY 08: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Florence Pugh is seen arriving at the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 22/23 fashion show on July 08, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
Florence Pugh in Valentino.
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“When all the pieces went down with the Valentino pink costume a yr in the past, my nipples have been on show by means of a bit of cloth, and it actually wound individuals up,” stated Pugh. “It’s the liberty that persons are afraid of; the very fact I’m comfy and joyful.”

Pugh added that she thinks the response confirmed persons are “scared of the human physique.”

“Retaining ladies down by commenting on their our bodies has labored for a really very long time,” she continued to Elle UK.

 Florence Pugh Opens Up About Embracing Her Body.
Florence Pugh on the quilt of ELLE UK.

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“I feel we’re on this swing now the place a lot of persons are saying, ‘I don’t give a s—.’ Sadly, we’ve turn out to be so scared of the human physique that we will’t even take a look at my two little cute nipples behind material in a approach that isn’t sexual. We have to maintain reminding all people that there’s a couple of purpose for ladies’s our bodies [to exist].”

Shortly after she wore her pink robe, Pugh addressed the response it drew on Instagram — and stated that whereas she knew there could be commentary on the costume, she discovered it “fascinating to observe and witness simply how straightforward it’s for males to completely destroy a lady’s physique, publicly, proudly, for everybody to see.”

“Fortunately, I’ve come to phrases with the intricacies of my physique that make me, me. I’m pleased with all the ‘flaws’ that I couldn’t bear to take a look at after I was 14,” she wrote on Instagram.

 Florence Pugh Opens Up About Embracing Her Body.
Florence Pugh in ELLE UK.

ELLE UK / Danny Kasirye



“So lots of you wished to aggressively let me understand how disillusioned you have been by my ‘tiny t—,’ or how I must be embarrassed by being so ‘flat chested.’ I’ve lived in my physique for a very long time. I’m absolutely conscious of my breast dimension and am not afraid of it,” she added.

Throughout her chat with Elle UK, the Midsommar star additionally opened up about how her confidence has grown through the years, particularly in terms of showing on crimson carpets. 

“Once I first began doing crimson carpets, it was actually powerful,” she informed Elle UK. “It takes ages to really feel comfy with 50 males all shouting, ‘Image, over right here!’ ”

 Florence Pugh Opens Up About Embracing Her Body.
Florence Pugh in ELLE UK.

ELLE UK / Danny Kasirye



“I’ve turn out to be extra assured in the previous couple of years,” she added. “I feel that’s massively linked to the garments I’ve been sporting. The extra you possibly can take pleasure in it, the extra [people] can see that you just’re having fun with it.”

For the London premiere of Oppenheimer final month — Pugh’s final earlier than the SAG-AFTRA strike — she donned a copper-orange cutout costume and confirmed off a brand new hair colour, having dyed her now grown-out buzz lower an orangey blonde.


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