Florence Pugh has dropped the mic on diet culture

“I love food”

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / February 01 2023

Female celebrities exist under a microscope. Carefully examined by the public and the entertainment industry, their value is determined by their ability to align themselves with archaic, and often damaging, beauty standards.

While generations before them may have struggled to find a voice in male dominated vocations, actresses like Florence Pugh and Nicola Coughlan aren’t afraid to speak their minds when it comes to body image. 

Both Coughlan and Pugh have publicly called out online trolls' ongoing commentary and obsession with their figures. 

But in Pugh’s latest interview with Vogue, the cover star admitted it’s something she’s always felt passionately about even before she started acting. 

“Body image for women is a major thing,” she went on to say. “From the moment you start growing thighs and bums and boobs and all of it, everything starts changing, and your relationship with food starts changing.”

Her unwillingness to comply with requests that she should be on a diet led to a “weird chapter” in the early days of her career.

“I wasn’t complying and I think that was confusing to people in Hollywood,” she explained. “It was expected that you would be on whatever diet you needed to be on, and for me that was just shocking because I’d never done that before.” 

“I definitely put my foot down in that aspect,” she admitted. 

She takes her work seriously, but “I love food,” she said plainly. So if you’re wondering about Pugh’s diet and exercise routine, expect pearls of wisdom like “"Tzatziki goes with everything" only.

While Pugh has always been sure of herself, Selena Gomez regrets being her biggest body shamer.

Main image credit: @peterluxhair

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).