Florence Pugh in “Oppenheimer”: Christopher Nolan is the master director

“Working with Christopher Nolan was probably one of the most exciting experiences in a different way,” Pugh said.

Florence Pugh had an unprecedented experience in the film “Oppenheimer”.

The Oscar-nominated actress praised director Christopher Nolan in a new interview with BBC Radio 1, saying the “Dark Knight” director was a true “professional” in every way.

“Working with Christopher Nolan was probably one of the most exciting experiences in a different way, partly because he’s working with professionals. He’s a pro,” Pugh said. “But his dedication to filmmaking and old filmmaking is magical to watch.”

The ‘Midsommar’ actress continued: ‘Just watching everyone on the crew work so hard for her to get her approval. And not in a weird way, but like everyone knows who they work for and everyone is proud to be there. Everyone takes so much pride in their work and that means everyone is constantly striving to be better the next day. And I’ve never seen that feeling on set before.”

Pugh called Nolan “just a master” and a great leader on set.

“Everybody wants to say, ‘I’m good, let me show you how good I am.’ You know, even we were there every day, we don’t sit down. Another thing is that you don’t really sit down, you just wait to be told. It’s very exciting,” Pugh concluded.

The ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ star, who has plenty of projects in the pipeline, recently admitted that she is deeply immersed in her on-screen characters.

“I’ve never had that with any of my characters,” Pugh reflected on leading Ari Aster’s 2019 horror film “Midsommar,” before adding, “I’ve never played someone who suffered so painfully, and I’ll put it that way. I’m in really crappy situations, which maybe other actors don’t have to do, but I would only imagine the worst.”

The ‘A Good Man’ star continued: ‘Every day the content gets weirder and harder. I put things in my head that were getting worse and bleaker. I think by the end I probably abused myself to get that performance.”


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