Florence Pugh said her decision to cut off her own hair in 'A Good Person' was inspired by the at-home haircuts she did as a teenager
Florence Pugh said she cut off her own hair, not a wig, for a scene in her new film "A Good Person."
Pugh told USA Today this week that the decision was inspired by DIY haircuts she used to do at home.
Director Zach Braff also said "everyone was biting their nails" during the scene.
Florence Pugh said she cut off her own hair — instead of using a wig — for a scene in "A Good Person," a decision that was inspired by the DIY haircuts she did as a teenager.
In the drama film, Pugh plays Allison, a grief-stricken woman navigating life after tragedy. The actor told USA Today on Friday that she resonated with her character's decision to chop her hair after the death of her sister- and brother-in-law.
"For me, whenever I was particularly low as a teenager, I would do lots of quick fixes. I would buy things like nail kits or scissors and go onto YouTube and find out how to do it," she said. "I was just looking in any direction but the thing that was making me sad."
The outlet reports that Pugh pushed to cut her real hair instead of using a wig. She also consulted with a hairstylist before going in for the big chop.
Although her ex-boyfriend Zach Braff, who wrote, directed, and coproduced the film, said "everyone was biting their nails" during the scene, Pugh said the "liberating" experience helped her get into character.
"Everyone was really anxious that it was the only take we'd have, but I found it really liberating. If anything, it was like the final key to unlocking this character. It took vanity out the window," she said.
Pugh debuted her new pixie cut on Instagram as filming began in October 2021, racking up more than 2.3 million likes on photos of her surprise hairdo.
Pugh didn't just debut a new haircut for "A Good Person" — she also wrote some of its music. The Guardian reports that the "Don't Worry, Darling" star earned her first credits as a singer-songwriter on the film's soundtrack.
She told USA Today that writing the songs, titled "I Hate Myself" and "The Best Part," allowed her to connect with Allison on a deeper level.
"Like many musicians, writing has always been a way into my thoughts and feelings. It's like my diary. [Ally] seemed like someone that I would know, or in another life, someone that I could be," she said. "So it wasn't hard for me to figure out what she was feeling and how to put that into song."
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