Actress Florence Pugh has criticised fans who only focussed on the sex scenes she does in upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling.
Pugh starred opposite pop legend Harry Styles in the psychological thriller.
The pair play a married couple in the 1950s who have joined an experiential community. Pugh plays Alice Chambers, a housewife who learns disturbing secrets about where she is living.
The first trailer teased an oral sex scene on the dining table between Pugh and Styles.
A second trailer was released which depicted the leads doing more steamy scenes.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Pugh vented: “When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry.”
“Obviously, with the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that. That’s just not what I’m going to be discussing because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that,” she added.
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The 26-year-old has an impressive back catalogue. She previously starred in Hawkeye, Midsommar, Little Women and will appear in the next instalment of Dune.
Styles also commented on the responses to the sex scenes he did in both Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman.
“I think the most important thing in that stuff is trust. I think if you speak about it properly with everyone that’s involved [that helps],” he told talk show host Howard Stern.
“If at any point either one of you is uncomfortable, I think having the conversation where it’s like: ‘It doesn’t matter if they’re getting great stuff, if you don’t feel good, you tell me and we’ll stop.’”
Pugh is often outspoken about the way fans have discussed her body.
The actress was recently photographed wearing a sheer pink dress where her nipples were exposed as a contribution to the #freethenipple campaign.
“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,” she said via Instagram.