If you’ve been on social media in the past few months, you’re more likely to know about Don’t worry, baby-or at least the movie happened around it from the moment it went into production. Olivia WildeFollow Smart book is one of the most highly anticipated movie of the year, however, is increasing, not for positive reasons. The noise is mainly due to the behind-the-scenes scandals that have been discussed and scrutinized for more than two years.
I’m not here to rambling about all the stuff that went crazy with the movie. (I’m done that’s enough). Now that it’s finally in theaters, I want to take a moment to talk about Don’t worry, babyThe most important player and saving grace: Its leading lady, the only one Florence Pugh.
Without a doubt, huge crowds of his fans will flock to the theater to witness actor turned pop superstar Harry Styles in his lead actor debut. On the other hand, I, like a true stan, am graciously bringing myself to the closest multiplexing point for the sole purpose of seeing Pugh — or as Wilde called her, Miss Flo — do her damn thing. that.
Pugh is notably the film’s strongest element, which revolves around a seemingly happy young couple living in an idyllic company town around the 1950s when secrets begin to unravel. The Daily Beast‘S Marlow Stern praised the actress as the most buy-in aspect of another messy film, writing that it was “more than anything an introduction to Pugh.” Indiewire‘S Kate Erbland said that Pugh was “the unmistakable highlight of the film” and Collider‘S Brian Formo said that “none of the Dear works without such committed performance from Pugh. “
It’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role of Alice, although Wilde initially considered playing the role himself in the early stages of the film, with Pugh initially approached for a supporting role. That’s Pugh’s ultimate strength: She makes every character feel as if they were specially created with her in mind. Don’t worry, baby totally depends on Pugh’s performance, and that’s the only thing keeping it afloat.
While talking about Pugh’s work on the film earlier this year at CinemaCon, Wilde told executives that, with Don’t worry, baby, audiences will “witness the birth of an official movie star”. I vehemently object that the BAFTA-nominated British actress has displayed all the signs of a perfect star since the very beginning of her career.
Those of us familiar with her work and career know that she’s clearly been Hollywood’s Next Adult from the moment she first hit the silver screen. To say that Don’t worry, baby is the movie that officially marks Pugh’s star-studded cast that seems even and outrageous, given the number of tours she’s been on over the past eight years.
She made her debut in 2014 with the coming-of-age horror film Collapse and has starred in a total of 11 feature films since then (excluding unreleased films). In a short time, the 26-year-old has quickly established herself as one of cinema’s most critically acclaimed, exciting and sought-after actors.
It was with movie Lady Macbeth in 2016 that Pugh really became a man to watch. Only 19 years old at the time of filming, Pugh plays Katherine, a young girl trafficked into a loveless marriage with a man twice her age in the 19th century. When her husband moves out of town. , she will get a taste of her newfound freedom. The drama slowly escalates in unpleasant ways as the extreme lengths she will go through to completely escape her oppressive life become apparent.
Pugh is chill in her lead character role, subtly conveying every emotion with just her empty eyes, whether it’s anger and rage, or moments of passion and joy. brief look. Anyone who’s watched this tense period drama knows it’s impossible to take your eyes off the screen whenever she’s on it.
If Lady Macbeth was our introduction to her abilities as an actress, then Little drummer girl solidify Pugh as an all-around star. In 2018, she had her first TV lead role in the film adaptation of John Le Carré’s popular novel. The AMC series has turned criminal under the radar, despite having a cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon and is directed by Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook. As a religious person who watched live every week as it aired, I can authoritatively say how excellent it — and hers — was.
Pugh confidently runs the six-part series, playing an actress who pretends to be someone she’s not after being recruited to investigate a terrorist plot in the 1970s. Little drummer girl entirely dependent on Pugh’s intricate performance, and it remains one of her greatest displays of versatility.
The following year was a boom year for Pugh, with three near-perfect films, ushering in her official reign as It Girl on the internet and cementing her status as one of the best actors. Children do the best. First time coming Fighting with my family, a WWE Studios production that focuses on Saraya-Jade “Paige” Bevis’ journey from being born into a wrestling family to her stormy popularity within the company. It’s a fierce and heartwarming coming-of-age story that serves as a rare comedy for Pugh, who seamlessly wears Paige’s shoes and embodies his physique and ambitious attitude. she.
Then her summer domination with Midsommar, has been talked about and remembered since it hit theaters more than three years ago. In Ari Aster’s feverish dream of an A24 folk thriller, Pugh brilliantly plays Dani Andor, a woman in her 20s visiting a picturesque Swedish commune with her boyfriend and his friends, who end up being sucked into a Pagan cult. Here, Pugh becomes the perfect screaming queen, as she tackles the nuances of Dani’s grief while balancing the emotional intensity of the film. No drama shows her top crying skills better Midsommarand, for that, we are truly grateful: making a significant contribution to cinema as it has ever been.
She ends her killer 2019 streak with a bang, seducing us all in Interesting adaptation of Greta Gerwig in Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 novel Little woman as Amy March. The youngest March has long been disliked and misunderstood by readers and audiences alike, but Pugh brings humanity to the character, allowing us to find some space in our hearts to love and bond with. bundle with her. While playing Amy as a 12-year-old and as an adult was challenging, to say the least, Pugh managed to pull through it with ease. Combined with Gerwig’s gorgeous script, she does justice to Amy, perfectly embodying her sassy, jealous, and spoiled personality while staying true to her stance. It’s not hard to see why Pugh scored her first Academy Award nomination for her stunning sneak peek.
If there’s one thing that shows star power in our current entertainment environment, it’s a Marvel project, and Pugh checked that off her list a few years ago. She makes her MCU debut in 2021 Black Widow as Yelena Belova, who will take on the role of Black Widow in the recently announced film Thunderbolts , securing her place as a key part of the franchise’s future. We’ll also see her move into another blockbuster territory soon with Dune: Part 2, with Hollywood favorites Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya.
The thing in common between nearly all of her characters is that they tend to be women in distress or women who feel that they have something to prove. Whether it’s in Lady Macbeth, Little woman, Black Widowor Don’t worry, babyshe infuses every role with depth and charisma, transforming them into people who fully realize that resonate and connect with us.
Florence Pugh was a star and top lady long before that Don’t worry, baby has come around, and she’s sure to survive (and, obviously, thrive after) the bad press storm that surrounds the movie. One thing will always be true: she will captivate audiences for decades to come, and I will always head to the nearest cinema on opening night to support her, even if it means suffering. contains a film directed by Zach Braff. result.