EntertainmentFlorence Pugh unexpectedly hit in the face while posing for photos

Florence Pugh unexpectedly hit in the face while posing for photos

Florence Pugh was posing for photos with the creators of "Dune" when she was unexpectedly hit by a small object.
Florence Pugh was posing for photos with the creators of "Dune" when she was unexpectedly hit by a small object.
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12:53 PM EST, December 5, 2023

An unidentified object was thrown at actress Florence Pugh's face during a photo op, and a video capturing the incident rapidly spread across social media. The 27-year-old "Dune" star will likely remember the incident at the movie festival in São Paulo, Brazil, which turned out to be rather painful.

The unfortunate encounter occurred on a Sunday during the Comic Con festival in São Paulo—a popular event for comic book and film enthusiasts. Florence Pugh, a significant star in the adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel "Dune" directed by Denis Villeneuve, was present at the event.

In the sequel, the 27-year-old British actress plays the role of the emperor's eldest daughter, Princess Irulan, alongside celebrated actors such as Timothée Chalamet, Austin Butler, and Zendaya. During the event, they shared their experiences about working on this high-profile production.

Pugh conveyed that being a part of this box office hit sequel was a great honor for her, and working with such a talented cast was an absolute delight.

However, what unfolded after her interaction with the fans was anything but delightful. As she was posing for pictures with the creators of "Dune", she became a victim of an attack from the audience.

In the video, which rapidly flooded social media, an object can be seen striking Florence Pugh around the temple. Her visible grimace makes it clear how painful the incident was.

Pugh's on-stage colleagues were visibly shocked at the incident, as were internet users who commented on the episodes. The incident sparked internet-wide outrage, as celebrities are increasingly becoming victims of similar circumstances, often confronting flying objects like water bottles or drink cups on stage.

On another note, despite previous plans, the producer of the film "Dune" has moved up its premiere. The second part of this popular science fiction saga is now expected to be released in theaters on March 1, 2024.

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