Facts Trivia

  • Sister of Arabella Gibbins, Toby Sebastian, and Rafaela Pugh.
  • She sings, writes her own songs and plays the guitar and the piano.
  • She grew up in Oxford and had always known she wanted to perform.
  • Went to the same school as Sir Laurence Olivier, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington.
  • Her audition for Abigail in “The Falling” was her first professional audition.
  • Daughter of Deborah, a dance teacher and dancer, and Clinton Pugh, a restaurateur who runs The Grand Cafe, Kazbar and the Cafe Coco chain.
  • Her surname is pronounced “pew”.
  • Her first middle name is Rose (her nickname is Flossie Rose), but her second and third middle names which start with C and M are still unknown.
  • At 6 years old, she played Mary in a school Nativity play.
  • Her brother, Toby Sebastian, has acted in Game of Thrones. He played Prince Trystane Martell.
  • She immensely enjoys the condiment Branston Pickle.
  • She was unable to participate in the two-week-long rehearsal of the Little Women script, as she was filming Midsommar. She said that the sudden transition from Midsommar to Little Women was very therapeutic, and has also stated that this helped create distance between her and her co-stars that played her sisters.
  • Other actresses, including her Little Women co-star Saoirse Ronan, were considered for the role of Yelena Belova in Black Widow. However, after Florence received positive reviews for her portrayal in Fighting with My Family, Marvel returned to her for the role.
  • In a relationship with Zach Braff.
  • Her biggest influences are Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, Dwayne Johnson, Emma Thompson, Natalie Portman, Saoirse Ronan, and Keanu Reeves.
  • She is a proud fan of Michael Bay and readily enjoys the director’s filmography.
  • She heavily enjoys Tzatziki.
  • She is an exceptional home cook.
  • Actor Zachary Levi was born Zachary Levi Pugh, and dropped his last name for his stage name, using his middle name instead, as he thought “Pugh” is too unusual-sounding. Florence, who is not related to Zachary, came to fame about a decade after he became a well-known actor, and retained her birth name. However, Florence’s brother, Toby Sebastian, also an actor, also dropped the surname Pugh and uses his first and middle name as his stage names, like Zachary.
  • She suffered from tracheomalacia as a kid, and thus, she got a tube in her trachea that helps her to breathe properly. This resulted in her having a unique, raspy voice.
  • She is the first actress on the autism spectrum to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.