Florence Pugh Talks Ex Zach Braff Writing Film Role for Her: 'He Knows Who I Am' (Exclusive)
Florence Pugh has no problem being her ex, Zach Braff's, muse. The 27-year-old actress is starring in Braff's new film,, in the lead role of Allison, which he specifically wrote for her.Pugh spoke with ET's Rachel Smith about the making of the film, calling it «such a special time.» Braff wrote the film as he was grieving the loss of several important people in his life, including his friend, Nick Cordero, who died of COVID-19 in 2020. The story, which follows Pugh's Allison as she works to overcome an opioid addiction in the wake of a tragic accident, handles a dark storyline with brevity.«We were living in that time where it was immense darkness and yet through the light of seeing our friends and laughing with our friends made it possible, and I think that's what Zach does so well is he's so good at writing people going through hard times but with that they constantly find levity and constantly find light,» Pugh shared. As for taking on a role specifically written for her, Pugh felt that slipping into the character had a different kind of ease. «Him writing for me, it's a luxury.