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Florence Pugh praises Little Women co-stars … after she was told to lose weight on another job

Florence Pugh has revealed that she formed a ‘tight sisterhood’ with her Little Women co-stars with even Timothée Chalamet becoming ‘so involved’ with their gang.   

The actress, 23, will star as Amy March in the upcoming adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, which is released in the UK on Boxing Day.

Speaking with Glamour UK, the star also discussed past acting projects including one where it was made ‘very apparent that I needed to lose weight’. 

Close bonds: Florence Pugh has revealed that she formed a ‘tight sisterhood’ with her Little Women co-stars with even Timothée Chalamet becoming ‘so involved’ with their gang

Discussing her work on Little Women, Florence explained how the bond between her on-screen sisters – Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Eliza Scanlen – was real and that Timothée, 23, was also ‘desperate to be a part of our gang’.

Florence said: ‘We really were a tight sisterhood and we knew it had to be that way in order for it to be real and believable. 

‘Whether it’s on or off screen, you’ll never get anything like the power of that support system and that belief we had in one another. 

‘We were ready to go to war for one another. If one of us has something to say, then we all have something to say.’  

Past projects: The actress also told how during another job it was 'made very apparent that I needed to lose weight' and this made her 'overcome issues with my body at such an early'

Past projects: The actress also told how during another job it was ‘made very apparent that I needed to lose weight’ and this made her ‘overcome issues with my body at such an early’

The star continued to explain how during filming Timothée, who plays Theodore ‘Laurie’ Laurence, also wanted to be included with the women.

Florence gushed: ‘Timmy was so involved with all the girls. He was just as desperate to be a part of our gang as we were. 

‘He was instantly in with the jokes and the wrestling. Everything about that dynamic didn’t feel like we were welcoming a boy – it was really wonderful.’

Co-stars: While filming the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel, Florence (left) said she and her on-screen sisters (pictured Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson L-R) were 'ready to go to war for one another'

Co-stars: While filming the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Florence (left) said she and her on-screen sisters (pictured Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson L-R) were ‘ready to go to war for one another’

The Midsommer actress also revealed she found body confidence after being told to lose weight while working on another job.

She told Glamour: ‘I did a job where it was made very apparent that I needed to lose weight [by the team working on the production].

‘And when it was over, I was very aware I didn’t want to do that kind of work,’ she sighed, keeping the gig in question a secret.

‘Because I was faced with that, I realised what I wanted to represent, and had that not happened, I may not have overcome my issues with my body at such an early age. I’m happy about that, but a lot of women aren’t that lucky.’  

Co-stars: Timothee and Florence star together as married couple Laurie and Amy in the movie, and the actress said he was 'desperate to be a part of our [girl] gang' during filming

Co-stars: Timothee and Florence star together as married couple Laurie and Amy in the movie, and the actress said he was ‘desperate to be a part of our [girl] gang’ during filming 

Florence also chatted with the online magazine about how her career has impacted her past relationships, explaining that they have often had to take a backseat.

She told Glamour: ‘I was very much on a personal mission and I put my whole life on hold until my career got going. I was like that from the get-go, especially with relationships.

‘I remember when I was 18-years-old and I was so cut-throat about how everything had to be second to my career. Boyfriends I had at the time – bless them – were like, “but why?” I just said, “This is the way it has to be.”

On-screen sisters: Florence said the actress' (pictured L-R is Emma, Saoirse, Florence and Eliza Scanlen) bond had to be close so that their performances would be 'real and believable'

On-screen sisters: Florence said the actress’ (pictured L-R is Emma, Saoirse, Florence and Eliza Scanlen) bond had to be close so that their performances would be ‘real and believable’

Having a great time: Florence, pictured laughing with co-star James Norton, Eliza and Emma at the film's premiere in New York, also said she's very aware of the effects of social media

Having a great time: Florence, pictured laughing with co-star James Norton, Eliza and Emma at the film’s premiere in New York, also said she’s very aware of the effects of social media

‘I remember thinking at the time they don’t get it, and it was really mean of me, but I had to do that in order to succeed.’

And although becoming one of the UK’s hottest stars, Florence said she’s aware of the effects of social media.

She said: ‘I have a sister who’s seven years younger than me and it’s made me acutely aware of the negatives of social media. The impact it has on her life at every stage of the day is unbelievable. 

Snubbed? In Monday's Golden Globe nominations Little Women was mostly passed over, with only Saoirse (pictured top left) getting a nomination for her portrayal of Jo March (pictured in character)

Snubbed? In Monday’s Golden Globe nominations Little Women was mostly passed over, with only Saoirse (pictured top left) getting a nomination for her portrayal of Jo March (pictured in character) 

‘The idea that life doesn’t stop when school ends, it continues into the night and your issues continue too, is awful. I’d hate growing up like that. 

‘Seeing that has made me more conscious of everyone’s constant impulse to have whatever is on their phone so I try not to add to that as much as I can.

‘It’s pretty gross at times, right? Everybody has an impact because everyone is adopting a pretend persona on Insta and it’s terrifying. The problem is that social media is based around insecurity and it wouldn’t work unless everyone is insecure.’

Upcoming: Little Women (pictured the March sisters) will hit cinemas on Boxing Day

Upcoming: Little Women (pictured the March sisters) will hit cinemas on Boxing Day

In hotly anticipated Little Women, Florence and Timothée play married couple Laurie and Amy.

Little Women currently boasts an impressive 96 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a unanimous 100 percent from the site’s top critics, but it was mostly passed over when the Golden Globe nominations were announced Monday morning.

The film’s only nominations were for Saoirse’s lead performance as the headstrong Jo March and the movie’s score by Alexandre Desplat, who won an Oscar last year for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water.

Read the full interview in the GLAMOUR UK December Digital Issue, online now.  

Read more: Read the full interview in the GLAMOUR UK December Digital Issue, online now

Read more: Read the full interview in the GLAMOUR UK December Digital Issue, online now  

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