Over the years, actor Florence Pugh has made herself into a Hollywood staple, securing roles in massive movies such as “Midsommar,” “Don’t Worry Darling,” and “Oppenheimer.” Yet, throughout her ever-evolving career, one thing has always remained constant: “Even at the beginning of my career, I was always fighting to control my image,” she shared during an interview with Radio Times (via The Daily Mail).
At the 2023 Met Gala, the young actor chose to completely change her image, stunning fans when she debuted a drastic new ‘do. She had buzzed off all of her hair in hopes of creating a powerful statement that any woman can be beautiful with or without any hair. It all started when a new role for a film called “We Live In Time” came along. Pugh jumped at the opportunity to not only star alongside Andrew Garfield, but to have the opportunity to shave off all of her hair. “I purposefully chose to look like that,” the actor said. “I wanted vanity out of the picture.”
In fact, for many of her on-screen roles, Pugh has also persuaded production to let her wear makeup as little as possible. “It helps me when I’m wearing less makeup, because then I’m less of a sparkly thing on screen,” she explained, which is why she was drawn to a role where her character wasn’t required to showcase the stereotypical long locks.