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Florence Pugh reveals she plans to release a solo music album

Florence Pugh has revealed her plans to release a solo music album and said she would have ‘put money’ on her becoming a singer when she was a teenager.

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The actress, 26, said she has written several songs for an upcoming film after ‘losing confidence’ in performing music through lack of practice.

She was admitted that when she was a child, she always thought she was going to become a because it felt more like a more ‘accessible’ career singer choice.

Exciting: Florence Pugh has revealed her plans to release a solo music album and said she would have 'put money' on her becoming a singer when she was a teenager

Exciting: Florence Pugh has revealed her plans to release a solo music album and said she would have ‘put money’ on her 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 pursue it further.

But Florence instead went into acting and made her big screen debut in 2014’s The Falling at just 17 years old. She then won a role in 2016’s Lady Macbeth, which skyrocketed her career.

‘I would have put money on being a singer songwriter way before being an actor,’ she said on BBC Radio 4’s This Cultural Life.

‘To me being an actor was so far away. I knew that I could do it, but I didn’t know how to get there.

New venture: The actress, 26, said she has written several songs for an upcoming film after 'losing confidence' in performing music through lack of practice

New venture: The actress, 26, said she has written several songs for an upcoming film after ‘losing confidence’ in performing music through lack of practice

‘Whereas me with my guitar being recorded and going on YouTube, and performing on stage and doing gigs was way more accessible.

‘So that was always the thing that I thought I was going to do and then I did this leaflet audit and it just completely went 180 (degrees).’

Although she pursued a career in acting, Florence said she is now returning to her love for music and has written ‘a few songs’ for her next film, 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 by posting videos on YouTube under the name Flossie Rose and planned to pursue it further

Dreams: As a teenager, Florence (pictured in 2014) started her music career by posting videos on YouTube under the name Flossie Rose and planned to pursue it further

The Don’t Worry Darling star admitted that she has ‘lost confidence’ in practice singing because of a lack of but wants to return to performing.

‘I intend to continue that relationship with the producers and I intend to release music,’ she continued.

‘It’s something that I have been so conscious of ever since my acting career kind of went like this (doing a hand motion that went up).

‘I do miss it and I do miss performing. I’ve lost confidence in it because I haven’t been doing it.

Talented: But Florence instead went into acting and made her big screen debut in 2014's The Falling alongside Maisie Williams at just 17 years old

Talented: But Florence instead went into acting and made her big screen debut in 2014’s The Falling alongside Maisie Williams at just 17 years old

‘And I know that if I don’t do it, the lack of confidence is only going to get worse and I just need to just give it a go.’

Elsewhere in the episode, she discussed the pressures of fame and gossip columns, revealing her former partner Zach Braff had 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 engage,’ she said.

Florence has been nominated for multiple awards, including an Oscar and Bafta, for her critically acclaimed performance in Little Women.

She is well known for films including Midsommar, Lady Macbeth, and the Marvel adventure Black Widow.

She also played the lead in the television adaptation of John Le Carre’s The Little Drummer Girl and recently starred in the 18th century Irish drama The Wonder.

Florence has also recently reflected 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 jetted out to Hollywood for its pilot season.

She was cast as a rising pop star in Studio City a year later, however she was soon told by industry bigwigs that she wasn’t right for the part.

'I felt I'd made a massive mistake': Florence has also recently reflected back on her early career and claimed film industry bosses wanted to change her 'weight and look' as a young actress

‘I felt I’d made a massive mistake’: Florence has also recently reflected back on her early career and claimed film industry bosses wanted to change her ‘weight and look’ as a young actress

She told The Telegraph: ‘All the things that they were trying to change about me – whether it was my weight, my look, the shape of my face, the shape of my eyebrows – that was so not what I wanted to do, or the industry I wanted to work in.

‘I’d thought the film business would be like [my experience of making] The Falling, but actually, this was what the top of the game looked like, and I felt I’d made a massive mistake.’

Studio City was not picked up by a network and she soon won a role in 2016’s Lady Macbeth.

This Cultural Life is available at 19:15 on Saturday October 29 on Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.

Throwback: The 26-year-old had received no training when she made her debut in 2014's The Falling at just 17, and soon jetted out to Hollywood for pilot season (pictured in 2014)

Throwback: The 26-year-old had received no training when she made her debut in 2014’s The Falling at just 17, and soon jetted out to Hollywood for pilot season (pictured in 2014)

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