She's Been Performing All Her Life
Florence shared a hilarious story with The Guardian about her earliest memory of performing: age 6, as Mary in a school nativity play, where she took some . . . liberties with her character.
"I remember hobbling on to the stage, going [in a broad Yorkshire accent], 'Ooh, me varicose veins!' and everyone p***ing themselves . . . It was the first time I knew the power of being on stage. I remember thinking, 'Oh God, they're waiting for me, they're listening to everything I say and I have complete control.' I still feel that now. How everyone is hanging on to your every word; how they are going to feel how you want them to feel."