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Sommar Girl

In Midsommar, horror director Ari Aster’s highly anticipated follow-up to Hereditary, Florence Pugh proves she can do it all—Swedish cult stories included.

Nick Romano

“I DON’T HAVE DOWNTIME,”

Florence Pugh admits over coffee in a Manhattan hotel on a recent afternoon. That, my dear, is an understatement.

Since her breakthrough role as the treacherous Katherine in the 2017 award-winning indie Lady Macbeth, Pugh, 23, has been working nonstop, making memorable turns in AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl on the small screen and Fighting With My Family on the big.

With just a few days to spare in mid-June, she’s in New York but can’t stay for long, what with the top-secret Black Widow movie she’s currently filming for Marvel in London (and definitely can’t talk about). For now, she’s debuting the first screenings of the buzzy Midsommar, a Swedish cult horror story from director Ari Aster, who last scared audiences silly just over a year ago with Hereditary.

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July 5, 2019