Florence Pugh Explains Why She Shaved Her Head

How many times have we heard actors explain away sudden changes in their appearance as being “for a role”? Bleached hair, temporary Tattoos peeking out of collars, a little gut or super-jacked arms—the actor’s body is an instrument, blah blah.

Florence Pugh, however, recently explained that the shaved head she revealed at the Met Gala in May was a choice made for herself, good ole Miss Flo.

“I purposely chose to look like that,” she told Radio Times in an interview published Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail. “I wanted vanity out of the picture. Hollywood is very glamorous—especially for women—and it’s hard for an audience to see past that.”

By stripping away her hair, she not only has the opportunity to gallivant around Europe with Andrew Garfield while looking cool as hell and rock the wig of her choosing when she feels like it, she also believes it “helps the audience.”

“Vanity is gone,” she said. “The only thing that people can look at then is your raw face. Even at the beginning of my career, I was always fighting to control my image. … It helps me when I’m wearing less Makeup because then I’m less of a sparkly thing on screen. I feel like I’m allowed to do ugly faces, like it’s more acceptable.”

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