Florence Pugh reveals nudity ban for The Little Drummer Girl

Florence Pugh reveals nudity ban for The Little Drummer Girl

Florence Pugh says naked scenes were banned from ‘The Little Drummer Girl’.
The new BBC One spy thriller – which sees the 22-year-old actress star opposite Alexander Starsgard – won’t be as racy as some of the channel’s other dramas, including ‘The Night Manager’ and ‘The Bodyguard’, because of its US audience.
She told Radio Times magazine: "America is quite scared of bums and nipples. We had to make sure there were no bums and nipples out. I don’t know why. Such strange people."
Florence admitted it caused some issues during filming, particularly during one scene in which the two stars were "under the duvet".
She explained: "There was one scene we did where Alex and I were under the duvet and supposedly naked. I was wriggling down one end and Alex is wriggling down the other.
"Halfway through, I hear: ‘Cut! Cut!’ Director Park says, ‘Florence, you’ve got to hide your nipples more!’ I’m like, ‘OK!’
"So we do it again, and again I hear: ‘Cut! Cut! Florence – it looks like you’re hiding your nipples.’ I’m like, ‘Arrrgh! Just let me get my breasts out, I don’t care!’ But America does care."
The star was brought up watching "lots of European films", and she has never seen nudity as something to be ashamed of.
She added: "My parents were very cool and made sure we watched lots of European films when we grew up, so nudity has never been a problem for me, as long as it’s done beautifully.
"There’s a reason why there’s a problem with bodies and it’s because you never actually get to see any normal versions of them."