Loose Womens Frankie Bridge praises Florence Pughs normal body on big screen

Frankie Bridge praised Florence Pugh's 'normal' body during a discussion on Loose Women on Friday.

Frankie, 33, was discussing Disney's new short film, titled Reflect, on the ITV daytime show alongside panellists Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Jane Moore, when she made the comments.

The mum-of-two recalled a recent trip to the cinema with her pals to watch Don't Worry Darling, which Florence, 26, stars in as lead character Alice Chambers alongside singer Harry Styles, 28.

Frankie said she and her friends all agreed it was "lovely" to see an actress in a lead role sporting a more 'normal' body type.

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Recalling her recent outing, Frankie told her fellow Loose Women: "She's like the main character in the movie and I'm sure she's tiny or whatever, but me and my three friends all come out and said the same thing.

"How lovely is it that the main, lead female role was more of a 'normal' body type."

Frankie's comments came after she praised Disney for their new short film, which focuses on a plus-size ballet dancer called Bianca.

On the ITV show, she said it was great that the company are finally offering some representation for women who do not look like the stereotypical Disney princesses, with many agreeing.

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However, Frankie did argue that Reflect would have been better if the storyline didn't focus on Bianca's body and weight, instead on a plot which didn't revolve around her figure.

In the film, the ballet dancer battles body dysmorphia and looks to overcome her doubts by channelling her “inner strength, grace and power”.

The film shows Bianca trying to ignore criticism while dancing in front of a broken mirror in the dark, before she finds her confidence and begins dancing like no-one’s watching.

Previously, Disney had only featured plus-size characters as villains or extras, leading to widespread praise for the new short film.

Disney has been working to create more diversity in its lead characters over recent years.

Their 2021 blockbuster Encanto featured a heroine that wears glasses, after Disney received a letter from a 12 year old girl asking for a lead character that looked like her.


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