Filmmaker Zach Braff has opened up about working on A Good Person with Florence Pugh, who he broke up with last year.
Zach, 47 and Florence, 27 were in a relationship for three years until the Little Women star announced their secretive split in August.
It was a controversial relationship among fans, with some dubbing their 21-year age gap problematic.
The Don’t Worry Darling actress nodded to the criticism in the split revelation interview with Harper’s Bazaar, when she confessed: ‘We’ve been trying to do this separation without the world knowing, because it’s been a relationship that everybody has an opinion on.’
When they were together, Zach faced so much flack for the age gap that Florence once took to social media to defend their relationship.
She said she’d always found it ‘funny’ how people didn’t think she was ‘old enough’ to choose who she ‘should and should not have sex with’ and yet she’s old enough to pay taxes and ‘good enough’ to be a successful actress.
Now, Zach has touched on what it was like to work with his ex-girlfriend as he revealed in an interview with The Independent he ‘made A Good Person for Florence’.
‘And because Florence was my partner at the time and… she’s just,’ he said, before he trailed off and concluded: ‘I mean, all of her talent! I was like, “I’ve gotta write something for her”.’
The pair split at some point during the making of the film, but continued to promote it, most recently when they posed for a picture together at the London premiere.
When faced with the possibility of burying the film due to the change in circumstances, Zach said: ‘Why would it be buried?’
He continued: ‘Do you have stories that you know of where a couple was dating and then they stopped dating and then they shelved the movie?’
Zach added that they were ‘both really proud’ of the film and ‘want everyone to see it’.
This comes as Florence and Zach were again pictured in a group shot together rocking the red carpet at the New York screening of the film, in which the Dune actress sweetly brought her grandmother and parents along too.
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