Florence Pugh on not “complying” with Hollywood’s body standards

florence pugh on hollywood body standards london, england december 05 florence pugh attends the fashion awards 2022 at the royal albert hall on december 05, 2022 in london, england photo by karwai tangwireimage
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Florence Pugh is one of the most famous actors around atm, which means she's super influential to a *lot* of people. So, as well as being an iconic social media chef, incredibly down to earth, and just downright badass, she's now spoken out about not "complying" with Hollywood's body standards.

In a recent video with Vogue ahead of her cover feature, the 27-year-old teaches viewers how to make a Garlic Crostini, plus mixes her fave martini and gets deep about her life in the spotlight. Cue the important body image convo.

"Body image for women is a major thing. From the moment you start growing thighs and bums and boobs and all of it, everything starts changing. And your relationship with food starts changing," she said casually while cooking.

"I had a weird chapter at the beginning of my career, but that was because I wasn't complying. I think that was confusing to people, especially in Hollywood," she continued.

"Women in Hollywood, especially young women in Hollywood, are obviously putting themselves in all these ways in order to get whatever opportunity that they need to get because that's just the way that it's been."

"I think I definitely put my foot down in that aspect," she added. "I love food."

During her Vogue cover interview, she chatted about the topic in more detail, and explained that "we are human" and "we are bodies."

"Yes, I can put makeup on and look good for a premiere. But at the end of the day, I still have hair on the top of my lip and I still smell after a workout and I still get spots when I’m stressed. I think that attitude definitely has trickled down from when I was a child." Preach Florence.

She then added that she'll never lose weight to "look fantastic for a role." Instead, she flips it, and asks herself: "how would this character have lived? What would she be eating?”

This isn't the first time the Don't Worry Darling star has spoken out about body issues, either. Back in July, she wore a sheer pink gown for Valentino's haute couture show in Rome and suffered a whole load of (unnecessary) backlash on social media.

Addressing the topic at the time in an Instagram post, she said: "It isn’t the first time and certainly won’t be the last time a woman will hear what’s wrong with her body by a crowd of strangers, what’s worrying is just how vulgar some of you men can be."

"So many of you wanted to aggressively let me know how disappointed you were by my 'tiny tits', or how I should be embarrassed by being so 'flat chested,'" Florence added.

"I’ve lived in my body for a long time. I’m fully aware of my breast size and am not scared of it."

See? We told you: icon.

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