Zach Braff has watched his girlfriend Florence Pugh’s acting skills blossom on screen over the years.
But after directing her in his upcoming drama A Good Person, Braff gained a new appreciation for Florence’s talent — going so far as to call her “one of the best actresses of the moment.”
“Florence Pugh’s performance in the film, I know I’m biased, but it’s the most wonderful thing you’ll ever see,” Braff said in a new interview with his mistress colliders.
Talking to his wife: Zach Braff praises his girlfriend Florence Pugh’s performance in his upcoming drama A Good Person, calling her ‘one of the best actresses’; The actor, director and screenwriter is pictured in February 2020
And for those who think words like “wonderful” are hard to live up to, Braff added, “I’m not overdoing it.”
In the film, Pugh stars as Allison, a young woman who forms an unlikely relationship with her would-be father-in-law years after a fatal accident.
“She goes toe-to-toe with Morgan Freeman. You haven’t seen Morgan like that in years,” says Braff, 46, of the scenes between Pugh, 26, and Freeman.
And while A Good Person is being promoted as a drama, Braff admitted he believes it’s more of a “dramedy.”
The article: Braff and Pugh reportedly first met in the short film In The Time It Takes To Get There (2019), which was written and directed by Braff
Starring alongside Freeman are Molly Shannon, Celeste O’Connor, Zoe Lister-Jones and Chinaza Uche.
The film, which Braff also wrote and produced with Pugh, is currently in the post-production phase, having just “locked the picture”, which is the phase just before online editing when all edits have been made and approved.
The hope is that the sound mixing process will begin sometime next week.
Braff further shared that he was well aware of Pugh’s acting skills over the years, having worked with her a few times, including when she first appeared in the short film In The Time It Takes To Get There (2019 ) met written and directed by Braff.
High praise: “I know I’m biased, but it’s the most wonderful thing you’ll ever see,” Braff said of Pugh’s performance in A Good Person during an interview with Collider
“I know everything Florence does is amazing,” he said, before adding, “People say she’s the best actress of her generation. I think she is one of the best actresses working. ‘
At this point, he calls her performance in A Good Person “amazing.”
During his career, Braff has directed several short films and various television episodes, including Scrubs (2004-2009), in which he also starred, Ted Lasso (2020) and Solos (2021).
Director’s chair: Braff is best known for directing Garden State (2004), which he also wrote and starred opposite Natalie Portman
He has also directed several feature films, including the comedy-drama Wish I Was Here (2014), which he co-wrote with his brother Adam Braff, and the heist comedy Going In Style (2017).
But arguably his most notable film he directed was the romantic comedy-drama Garden State (2004), which he also wrote and starred alongside Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Ian Holm.
With its home state of New Jersey as its primary setting and primary filming location, Garden State received positive reviews upon its release and had a box office success, grossing $35.8 million on a budget of $2.5 million.
Other Project: Braff is currently promoting his latest acting role, Cheaper By The Dozen, a remake of the 1950 and 2003 films starring Gabrielle Union and Erika Christensen; Braff is pictured (centre) with his Cheaper By The Dozen co-stars at the film’s March 16 premiere
Braff is currently promoting his latest acting role, Cheaper By The Dozen, a remake of the 1950 and 2003 films of the same name, which also stars Gabrielle Union and Erika Christensen.
Like the remakes of the past, the new version was inspired by the real Gilbreth family and the semi-autobiographical account of their life as written in the 1948 novel Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.
The film, from Walt Disney Pictures, had its world premiere on March 16th at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles and had its wide release on Disney+ on March 18th.
As for A Good Person, Braff is still unsure if it will release in late 2022 or early 2023.
Debut 2022 or 2023: Braff is still unsure if A Good Person will be out in late 2022 or early 2023; The actor and director attends the premiere of Cheaper By The Dozen on March 16 in Los Angeles