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Florence Pugh Calls Black Widow an Action Film With Heart

November 19, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Black Widow Marvel Cinematic Universe Scarlett Johansson

Florence Pugh is playing the role of Yelena in Black Widow and has given her thoughts on the film’s emotional aspects playing alongside the action. Pugh spoke with Variety about the MCU film, which is a prequel set to release on May 1st, 2020.

“I think we’ve made something very raw and very painful and very beautiful and I think people are going to be really surprised by the outcome of a big action film having that much heart,” Pugh said. “And I know lots of people will be emotional about her because her character had such a hard ending [in Endgame], but it was special learning from her, and she’s been doing this for like 10 years in those films. For this to be her film was special. And I got to be there and see how she does stunts and lives it, and it’s so her.”

She added, “The fact that I got to do one of those films with a lead actress and the most beautiful and warm director, Kate Shortland, was a very, very unique and special experience. I don’t know what the other films are like and working on them, but I remember being on set many times and thinking, ‘I know this isn’t like this, I know this is unique and I have to take it all in.’”

The film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and sees Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff confronting her past.