Dune: Part Two is releasing this year with the return of Florence Pugh as Princess Irulan, Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreidies, Zendaya as Chani, and Austin Butler as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen. Upon soon wrapping up on the Frank Herbert scifi sequel, Pugh opens up on working with co-stars Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet on set.
Pugh was keen on pointing out she has worked more with older actors as compared to those at the same age as she is, and how ‘unbelievable’ it was to work with Zendaya and Chalamet on Dune: Part Two.
“It’s actually an interesting point because for the majority of my career, I’ve worked with lots of older actors that I’ve had to pinch myself for working with. I’ve learnt a lot just by watching.” Pugh said in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, “To do Dune with those specific actors at the front, like Timmy [Chalamet] and Zendaya and Austin [Butler] — they are remarkable people, number one, and unbelievable actors, number two.”
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“They’re stars in their own ways, not in the cliché way of using the word.” Pugh added, “They’re just — they’re sparkly people. I’m now lucky enough to call them all my friends, which is super exciting.”
“For me to be able to work with the ‘young Hollywood’ of the moment, and them being beautiful people, and then have them on my phone when I want to text them — to see that that’s the direction in which our industry is going is such a wonderful feeling.”
Pugh has yet to work alongside Zendaya in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, with the possibility of future MCU films featuring the collision of superheroes in the Avengers films, there is a high chance they could actually work on set together once again.
Dune: Part Two will pick up from the cliffhanger they left in the first film. Based on the scifi epic novels by Frank Herbert, the sequel is set to watch Paul slowly rise to power as the battle against the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV builds into a full-fledged rebellion.
Dune: Part 2 is slated for its theatrical release on November 3.