Florence Pugh Dissects The Now Classic MIDSOMMAR Screaming Scene


Ari Aster’s folk horror flick Midsommar is a new classic. And today, star Florence Pugh shared some thoughts on one of the most disturbing scenes. The scene where she – and a group of women – cry and scream for what feels like forever.

She writes: “Truly, these women made this scene possible. It was TERRIFYING. As terrifying as it was to watch, it was to read and know we had to do it. I love these girls so much. I’m not a big crier, so going through that with them was true safely and love and respect. It only happened because I had them. Funny fact- I lost my shoe every time I crawled off the bed and worried that the camera could see a dirty muddy espadrille sweaty foot in the background. Thank goodness that wasn’t the case… Fun fact no.2, every time we cut there were at least two hands around all of our rib cages, holding each other as we sobbed.” Check out her full post HERE.

Pugh also revealed the first take was “much longer” than the final version. Yikes.

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Pugh stars in Midsommar as Dani, a young woman devastated by the loss of her family. She decides to accompany her boyfriend, Christian (Jack Reynor), and his grad school friends to a rural Swedish commune their friend Pelle hails from. Dani and Christian are already fraught relationship strains even further at the seams as strange events in the village begin to occur around them.

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