Famous exes Florence Pugh and Zach Braff, are getting back together, but not in the way that might think!
The former couple was an item from 2019 till last year after initially meeting on the set of the short film “In the Time It Takes to Get There,” which Braff directed.
Most recently, the movie stars made an appearance at the premiere of their new movie “A Good Person,” looking at ease together and marking their first joint sighting since their split.
Florence Pugh And Zach Braff Attend Premiere Of New Movie Together After Split
Pugh and Braff reunited publicly at the film’s red carpet event, which was also their first time walking the carpet as a pair. As reported, the former lovers beamed while striking poses and sported matching outfits comprising black and white with coordinating patterns.
The “Lady Macbeth” actress donned a cropped black blouse with flowing sleeves and gray plaid pants while her companion opted for a similar patterned suit with a white undershirt.
Their red-carpet appearance comes after Pugh announced the end of their relationship last year, and earlier in February, she reflected on why their affair was criticized in an interview with Vogue. She touched on their twenty-year age difference, saying, “We weren’t in anyone’s faces. It was just that people didn’t like it. They imagined me with someone younger and someone in blockbusters.”
“I think young relationships in Hollywood are so easily twisted,” the 27-year-old continued. “Because they add to the gossip sites. It’s exciting to watch. And I think I was in a relationship that didn’t do any of that.”
“The Little Drummer Girl” actress first confirmed she was single in August 2022, in a chat with HARPERS BAZAAR. She revealed that she and Braff had been trying to break up without the world knowing because everyone had an opinion on their involvement.
“We just felt something like this would really do us the benefit of not having millions of people telling us how happy they are that we’re not together. So we’ve done that,” Pugh explained.
However, despite their breakup, the two collaborated on the new production, which stars Pugh as a woman who mistakenly kills her fiancé’s family members in a car crash and becomes an opioid addict. The years after the accident leads Allison to bond with her would-be father-in-law, acted by Morgan Freeman, who urges her to move on with her life.
The English actress admitted that their partnership on the project was something she highly cherished. In her words, “The movie that we made together genuinely was probably one of my most favorite experiences. It felt like a very natural and easy thing to do.”
Zach Braff Reveals Why He Chose Her For Their Latest Project
Pugh isn’t the only one who had such good feelings about working with the “Scrubs” alum, who felt the exact same way about his ex.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Braff, who is the director, knew he wanted to write the role of Allison solely for Pugh after their first time working with her on the short film, “In the Time It Takes to Get There.” Speaking about the process, he said,
“It was only a three-day shoot, but we had an incredible time making that together. And actually, the incredible cinematographer who shot A Good Person, Mauro Fiore, shot the short. So we had this sort of three-person dream team, and I really said I want to make something with Florence, and I wrote [A Good Person] with her in mind.”
The actor had good things to say of her “flawless” acting prowess in the latest project, adding “Most actors, the director is there to shape them and steer them, and in the edit room you really shape a performance. “But there’s not a single thing Florence did that isn’t correct, in my brain as the one who wrote it
He described the connection between him and the Oscar nominee as one between a violinist and a conductor in an Opera setting. In his words, “You’re not really teaching or telling the first violinist how to play. You might be like, ‘Hey, a little bit louder here, a little bit softer here.’ But you’re just pretty much watching in awe at the first violinist playing because they’re incredible. I feel that with Florence.”