Florence Pugh Is All Tied Up In Valentino For A Date With Her Grandma
Florence Pugh cut a chic figure at a screening of her new film A Good Person in New York City on Monday evening.
Dressed in Valentino, the actress looked mesmerising in a black and white gown that featured a sheer embroidered top with collar and tie, boasting ample skin with its extended backless cut.
As if managing to keep it intact, the 27-year-old recreated a similar updo to her recent Oscars hair look—this time opting for a side-swept part instead of a cropped fringe.
In the sweetest twist, the actress took her grandma, Pat Mackin, as her date to the event, who also looked chic in a Valentino coat.
As well as co-stars Zoe Lister-Jones, Molly Shannon, Nichelle Hines, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, and Brian Rojas, the duo attended the premiere with the film’s director—and Pugh’s ex-partner—Zach Braff.
In a recent interview, Braff revealed how the film was written specifically for the actress. Taking on the role of Allison, Pugh plays a young woman who strikes up an unlikely relationship with her would-be father-in-law, years after surviving the accident that killed her fiancé.
“It’s been about four years of a lot of loss,” he shared with ET. “So when I sat down to write—because I had to write, I had to express myself in some way, there was nothing else to do during the pandemic— this is what came out of me.”
He added that Florence Pugh was the only actress he had in mind for the role of Allison.
“I’m just in awe of her talent,” he said, describing her as “a next-level actress.”
“I mean, she’s just unbelievable, and what I was writing was gonna be really challenging,” he explained. “It wasn’t for your average actors —I couldn’t have written the part for myself. I wanted to write something for her, and I had this image in my mind of that diner booth scene, and I thought of Florence Pugh opposite some legend that everyone’s talking about.”
While at the screening, Pugh also praised working with Braff to Access. “It’s a huge honour to have something written for you. And it’s a huge honour to have it written by someone who knows so much about you, knows how you perform, knows how far they can push,” she said. “It also just means that there’s this great level of safety on set.”
The couple began dating in 2019 and faced immense public criticism due to their 20-year age gap before quietly breaking up in 2022.
Source: Prestige Online