Florence Pugh has revealed plans to release a solo music album and says she would have ‘spent the money’ to become a singer when she was a teenager.
The actress, 26, said she had written several songs for an upcoming film after she “lost confidence” in performing music from lack of practice.
She admitted that as a child she always thought she was going to be a singer because it felt more like a more “accessible” career choice.
Exciting: Florence Pugh has revealed plans to release a solo music album and says she would have ‘spent the money’ into becoming a singer when she was a teenager
As a teenager, Florence started her music career by posting videos on YouTube under the name Flossie Rose and planned to continue it.
But Florence instead dabbled in acting, making her big-screen debut in 2014’s The Falling at just 17. She then landed a role in Lady Macbeth in 2016, which blew up her career.
“I would have invested the money to be a singer-songwriter long before I was an actor,” she said on BBC Radio 4’s This Cultural Life.
“For me, being an actor was so far away. I knew I could do it, but I didn’t know how to get there.
New venture: The 26-year-old actress said she had written several songs for an upcoming film after she ‘lost confidence’ in interpreting music from lack of practice
‘Whereas me with my guitar being recorded and going on YouTube, and playing on stage and doing gigs was much more accessible.
“So that was always the thing that I thought I was going to do, and then I did this flyer audition and it completely went 180 (degrees).”
Although she pursued an acting career, Florence said she is now returning to her love for music and has wrote “a few songs” for his next film, which is due out in March.
When asked if they could evolve into a full album, she replied: ‘Yes I think so.
Dreams: As a teenager, Florence (pictured in 2014) started her music career posting videos on YouTube as Flossie Rose and planned to continue it
The Don’t Worry Darling star admitted she had “lost confidence” in singing due to a lack of practice, but wanted to return to performing.
“I intend to continue this relationship with the producers and I intend to release music,” she continued.
“It’s something that I’ve been so aware of ever since my acting career unfolded like this (making a raised hand motion).
“I miss it and I miss playing. I lost faith in her because I didn’t.
Talented: But Florence went into acting instead and made her big screen debut in 2014’s The Falling alongside Maisie Williams aged just 17
“And I know if I don’t, the lack of confidence will only get worse and I just have to try.”
Elsewhere in the episode, she discussed celebrity pressures and gossip columns, revealing her former partner Zach Braff told her to stop googling herself to avoid seeing hurtful things on social media.
“It’s the hardest thing to do, but you just can’t commit,” she said.
Florence was nominated for several awards, including an Oscar and a Bafta, for her critically acclaimed performance in Little Women.
She is well known for films such as Midsommar, Lady Macbeth and the Marvel adventure Black Widow.
She also starred in the television adaptation of John Le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl and recently starred in the 18th century Irish drama The Wonder.
Florence also recently looked back on her early career and claimed film industry bosses wanted to change her “weight and look” as a young actress.
She had received no training when she made her big-screen debut in 2014’s The Falling, and soon flew to Hollywood for her pilot season.
She was cast as a rising pop star in Studio City a year later, but industry bigwigs quickly told her she was no good for the role.
‘I felt I made a huge mistake’: Florence also recently looked back on her early career and claimed film industry bosses wanted to change her ‘weight and look’ as a young actress
She said The Telegraph: ‘All the things they were trying to change about me – whether it was my weight, my appearance, the shape of my face, the shape of my eyebrows – it was so not what I wanted to do, or the industry that I wanted to work in.
‘I thought the film industry would be like [my experience of making] The Falling, but actually that was what the top of the game looked like, and I felt like I made a huge mistake.
Studio City wasn’t picked up by a network, and she quickly landed a role in Lady Macbeth in 2016.
This Cultural Life is available at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday October 29 on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.
Looking back: The 26-year-old had received no training when she made her The Falling debut in 2014 aged just 17, and soon flew to Hollywood for the pilot season (pictured in 2014)