Florence Pugh and Zach Braff quietly broke up earlier this year — and Darling don’t worry The actress is now sharing the news with the judging public.
“We’re trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship where everyone has an opinion,” Pugh, 26, explained. Harper’s Market of rub star, 47. “We felt like something like this would really benefit us from not having millions of people tell us how happy they are that we’re not together. So we did it. A lump in the throat. I talk about it.”
The couple’s 21-year age difference was widely discussed when they first went public in 2019. little women The actress told the outlet that she found it cruel and offensive.
“Whenever I feel like that line has been crossed in my life, whether it’s paparazzi taking private moments, or moments that aren’t even real, or gossip channels showing members of the public walking down the street. “I think it’s incredibly wrong,” he said. “I don’t think people, just because they have this job, that every aspect of their lives should be watched and written about. We didn’t sign up for a reality TV show.”
Before the breakup, Pugh worked with Braff a good man It is about a woman whose life falls apart after she is involved in a fatal accident. Braff wrote the script with Pugh in mind and directed the project, which is due out next year. He has nothing but positive words to say about the collaboration.
“The film we actually made together was probably one of my favorite experiences,” he said. “It felt like a very natural and easy thing to do.”
And work remains her focus – and falling in and out of love a few more along the way.
“One of the reasons we all do this is because we run with the circus,” Pugh said. “I think one of the draws for me is that I see places, see people, befriend people, fall in love with people, and then move on and do it again.”
Pugh worked with Braff on his short film As long as it takes to get there. The month it debuted – in April 2019 – they started being spotted together in public. Almost immediately they were criticized for their age difference, which led to her clapping on more than one occasion. They were together in Los Angeles during the lockdown. Pugh then resumed work, including high-profile projects don’t worry darling A psychological thriller, directed by Olivia Wilde, in which she stars alongside Harry Styles.
Sometime earlier this year, they went their separate ways. There was certainly speculation about the pair – as they no longer mention each other on social media – and rumors swirled after they were photographed on holiday with her former co-star Will Poulter in May. She denied that she was dating Poulter, but did not discuss the status of her relationship with Braff, only taking issue with public “opinion”.[s] Who I should or shouldn’t be with.”
in the the market In the interview, Pugh also talked about it don’t worry darling The project on which Wilde and Styles came together. While she did not confirm or address rumors that she was upset that the relationship overshadowed the project, she said that when the trailer came out, and her sex scenes with Styles became social media fodder, she Was disappointed.
“When it’s reduced to your sex scene, or to watch the most famous man in the world fall for someone, that’s not why we do it,” Pugh said. “It’s not because I’m in this industry. Obviously, the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have that kind of conversation. It’s not something I discuss. Going because [this movie is] Bigger and better. And the people who built it are bigger and better than that. “
“If there’s one thing I rave about about the project,” said Pugh, who hasn’t seen the film, which is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival in September, “it’s that these people made that movie, ” referring to the crew and the covid nurses. “They came to work on time every day and were very respectful of the process.”