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Florence Pugh Faceplanted Over Sheep In Front Of Fans While Filming The Wonder

The Netflix period drama "The Wonder" has received an ample amount of critical acclaim, with the general consensus on Rotten Tomatoes praising "Florence Pugh's remarkable performance." The film is the sixth movie the actress has starred in to receive the coveted Certified Fresh designation, and it turns out her efforts in bringing the story to life met some surprising challenges.

Florence Pugh is arguably one of the biggest superstars in the industry with such noteworthy endeavors on her resume as starring roles in films like "Black Widow," "Fighting With My Family," and "King Lear." She has even made her presence known on the small screen in "The Little Drummer Girl" and "Hawkeye" (via IMDb). Pugh has even earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress from the Academy Awards for her terrific turn in Greta Gerwig's "Little Women."

While the talented Hollywood player may make her workload look easy to some, there have been plenty of obstacles Pugh has had to get through in order to get the job done. Whether it's having to beat the heat in the elaborate flower dress in Ari Aster's folk horror flick "Midsommar" or survive the drama surrounding the Olivia Wilde-directed psychological thriller "Don't Worry Darling," there never seems to be a dull moment for the "Lady Macbeth" star. And then, of course, there was an incident where she had a less-than-stellar encounter with a sheep on "The Wonder" in front of many onlookers that resulted in a face full of mud.

It's a wonder Pugh survived the sheep-related tumble

"The Wonder" takes place in 1862 Ireland, and the eerie period drama is full of run-of-the-mill rural aesthetics complete with farm animals such as sheep. And it appears that certain members of a particular flock were not pleased with the path Pugh's character was taking, and one of them wasn't shy about letting her know it wasn't appreciated.

While promoting the Netflix feature on The Late Show with Seth Myers on NBC, Pugh revealed her shocking sheep encounter and the comical result that came about from one of the least difficult scenes to shoot. "And I had a very simple scene where I had to walk across. Just walk across the road like that. Just walk. But with really intense facial expressions going on. And as I was walking past this sheep, this sheep won't move out the way," the actress explained to host Seth Myers. "So I like, gently, patted the bum. And the sheep went like, 'Rrr!" And then another sheep next to it went Rrr!" And that sheep ran into me. And I flipped over the sheep and went straight down into cowpat like it was full on mud, it was great." Pugh then confirmed that the hilarious mishap occurred in front of her adoring fans and, unfortunately, a photographer that ensured the press knew about the ordeal the next day.

While that was an understandably embarrassing moment for the actress, the seasoned pro isn't going to let a little mud on her face spoil anything, and of course, she overcame that as well as every other challenge that came her way resulting in what some consider to be one of Florence Pugh's best performances of her career.