Florence Pugh bored by Harry Styles sex scene chat: ‘It’s not why we do it’
Florence Pugh has shot back at people who only want to discuss the sex scenes in her new film with Harry Styles.
Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde, follows 1950s housewife Alice Chambers (Florence Pugh) who is living in an experimental community with her husband (Harry Styles) when she starts to question everything around her.
The psychological thriller delves into Alice’s hunt for the truth after another housewife disappears and disturbing secrets are laid bare about the nature of the experiment.
The first trailer for this highly-anticipated movie caused a stir online back in May after teasing an oral sex scene over a dining table between Pugh and Styles. Since then, a second trailer has been released that includes more steamy scenes between the two leads, which has fuelled the discourse.
Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar about her frustration, Florence Pugh said: “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.”
Harry Styles was asked about filming sex scenes in both Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman on The Howard Stern Show to which he said: “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].
“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.’”
This is not the first time Pugh has spoken out against fans who have reduced her down to her body.
In July the Little Women star was photographed wearing a transparent-pink Valentino dress as part of the ongoing #freethenipple campaign.
Anticipating the backlash, Pugh took to Instagram saying: “What’s been interesting to watch and witness is just how easy it is for men to totally destroy a woman’s body, publicly, proudly, for everyone to see.
“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 concluded: “Grow up. Respect people. Respect bodies. Respect all women. Respect humans. Life will get a whole lot easier, I promise.”
Don’t Worry Darling is out in cinemas from 23 September.