Florence Pugh, the star of Oppenheimer, is embracing her pixie haircut and has drawn comparisons to the Food Network star Guy Fieri, a resemblance she finds amusing and enjoyable.
At the 2023 Met Gala in May, Florence Pugh stirred up attention with her appearance on the red carpet, showcasing a cropped hairstyle. The star of “Oppenheimer,” aged 27, humorously pointed out the resemblance between her naturally dried bleached pixie haircut and Food Network’s Guy Fieri, the 55-year-old host of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
Sharing a selfie of her hair in its natural state, Florence Pugh playfully confessed that sometimes, after a shower, she bears a resemblance to Guy Fieri, and she’s quite delighted about it. On her Instagram Story, she quipped, “Sometimes when I get out of the shower I look like Guy Fieri and I love it.” In another post, she added, “Just saying… could be the new mayor of flavor town. Or should I say… ‘Flo’ver town.”
The decision to shave her head was not a random one for Florence Pugh; it was a conscious choice to eliminate vanity from the equation. She wanted to safeguard her identity as an actress and create more authentic on-screen performances. Speaking to Radio Times magazine, she shared, “I purposefully chose to look like that. 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.”
Florence Pugh explained that she has always strived to control her image, even from the early days of her career. This approach aids her when she’s in roles that require minimal makeup, allowing the audience to connect with the rawness of her expressions. She reflected, “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.”
This intentional departure from the Hollywood glamour has also opened up doors for Florence Pugh to take on unconventional roles. She finds joy in stretching her acting capabilities, even in obscure characters. She expressed, “I’ve loved stretching any size of role, any obscure character. There are things where I don’t know how I mustered the courage – but I pushed myself off the cliff and hoped the wings came out.”