Florence Pugh has confirmed her split from boyfriend Zach Braff, saying the couple kept the news quiet because “it was a relationship where everyone had an opinion.”
The Oxford-born Pugh, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Little Women, has been romantically linked to Braff since 2019.
The 26-year-old previously defended her 21-year age gap with Braff, 47, the filmmaker and actor best known for playing JD on the TV medical comedy show Scrubs. .
In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Pugh addressed the pair’s decision to “quietly” end their relationship. .
“I felt that something like this would have the advantage that millions of people wouldn’t have to say how happy they were that we weren’t together.
“So we did it. Talking about it automatically makes my throat thump.”
Next month, the Marvel and Midsommar star will be seen with singer Harry Styles in Don’t Worry Darling.
Directed by Olivia Wilde, this film follows an unhappy housewife and her husband with a dark secret in an isolated utopian community in the 1950s California desert.
Pugh plays housewife Alice, while former One Direction singer Styles, 28, plays husband Jack in the psychological thriller.
A first-look trailer released in May elicited reactions after glimpses of Pugh and Stiles’ characters’ passionate on-screen relationship.
Pugh told Harper’s Bazaar: That’s not why I’m in this industry. ”
She admitted that Styles’ level of fame likely played into the debate surrounding the film, but it was clear that wasn’t her focus.
“Obviously the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world is going to have that kind of conversation,” she said.
“(This movie is) bigger and better than that, so that’s not what I’m trying to argue about. And the people who made it are bigger and better than that.”
Pugh also talked about how desperate he was to return to acting after the Covid-19 pandemic, likening it to being able to “get away with the circus.”
She previously revealed that she suffers from a health condition called tracheomalacia, which can lead to respiratory infections, and should be extra careful during the pandemic.
About returning to work, she said:
A full interview with Florence Pugh is available in Harper’s Bazaar magazine.