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Florence Pugh reacts to backlash over Harry Styles sex scenes

Followers are anxiously ready to see Florence Pugh and Harry Types get steamy in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming drama movie “Don’t Fear Darling.”

The 26-year-old Brit addressed the commotion over intercourse scenes she shares with the “Watermelon Sugar” singer, 28, after a steamy trailer debuted in May.

“When it’s lowered to your intercourse scenes, or to look at probably the most well-known man on this planet go down on somebody, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m on this trade,” Pugh instructed Harper’s Bazaar in a profile revealed on Tuesday of her One Route co-star. “Clearly, the character of hiring probably the most well-known pop star on this planet, you’re going to have conversations like that.”

“Don’t Fear Darling” is about to debut in theaters Sept. 23.
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The “Black Widow” star insisted the movie is greater than the much-discussed intimate scenes.

“That’s simply not what I’m going to be discussing as a result of [this movie is] greater and higher than that. And the individuals who made it are greater and higher than that,” she mentioned.

Pugh is portraying Alice, a Fifties housewife who’s seemingly fortunately married to Types’ character Jack. Nevertheless, issues go south when Alice begins to appreciate that her life will not be what it appears as she begins to search out rifts in her utopian-esque world.

Of her character, Pugh notes: “It was a unique beast.”

DON'T WORRY DARLING,
Types and Pugh play a married couple in “Don’t Fear Darling.”
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“I like enjoying a distressed lady. I suppose all of my films have that aspect of ladies being pressured right into a nook, pressured into an opinion, pressured right into a lifestyle. After which lastly, one thing cracks,” the actress continued.

Wilde, 38, is starring and likewise directing the characteristic. She described how her movie is much like erotic thrillers comparable to “Deadly Attraction” and “Indecent Proposal” because it’s additionally about feminine sexuality.

“[Those movies are] actually attractive, in a grown-up manner … I stored saying, ‘Why isn’t there any good intercourse in movie anymore?’” the “Booksmart” filmmaker instructed Vogue final December, noting how she hopes her viewers will “understand how not often they see feminine starvation, and particularly this kind of feminine pleasure.”

Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine are additionally showing in “Don’t Fear Darling,” which is about to debut in theaters on Sept. 23.

British actress Florence Pugh attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 92nd Oscars at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images)
“I like enjoying a distressed lady. I suppose all of my films have that aspect of ladies being pressured right into a nook,” Pugh mentioned.
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Pugh additionally confirmed to Harper’s Bazaar that she split from longtime beau Zach Braff, 47. The pair dated from 2019 till 2022, breaking apart earlier this summer time.

“We’ve been making an attempt to do that separation with out the world understanding, as a result of it’s been a relationship that everyone has an opinion on,” Pugh mentioned. “We simply felt one thing like this may actually do us the advantage of not having hundreds of thousands of individuals telling us how blissful they’re that we’re not collectively.”

“So we’ve performed that. I mechanically get a lumpy throat after I discuss it.”

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