Florence Pugh says 'people are scared' of her 'cute nipples' after sheer dress backlashFlorence Pugh just wants to unapologetically have fun with her fashion choices.
The "Oppenheimer" actress has made waves by donning revealing clothes at fashion shows and red carpet events prompting Pugh to defend herself following online backlash.
In an interview for Elle UK, which was published Tuesday, Pugh explained to fellow British actress Jodie Turner-Smith why she's chosen to wear looks like the sheer,
hot pink tulle Valentino dress from last summer. When everything went down with the Valentino pink dress a year ago, my nipples were on display through a piece of fabric and it really wound people up.
It's the freedom that people are scared of; the fact I'm comfortable and happy.
Keeping women down by commenting on their bodies has worked for a very long time," she said in the interview that took place before the SAG-AFTRA strike.
But Pugh believes the tides are turning, and people care less about others' commentary on their bodies.
"Unfortunately, we've become so terrified of the human body that we can't even look at my two little cute nipples behind fabric in a way that isn't sexual.
We need to keep reminding everybody that there is more than one reason for women's bodies (to exist)," Pugh said.
As someone who "always" had an interest in loud, outrageous and colorful clothing, Pugh describes herself as wanting "to be bold and make a bit of a scene."
And experimenting with fashion has helped her become more confident in recent years, including red carpet events.
"The more you can enjoy it, the more (people) can see that you're enjoying it," she said of the clothes she wears.