Florence Pug Marvel enters the Cinematic Universe with Black Widow. She played Yelena Belova, the sister of Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff. Her performance was chosen by many critics as a highlight for the film.
Although both Natasha and Elena were ‘black widows’ or brutal assassins from an early age and women trained for the Russian state apparatus, the pug character could not escape (by defecting to the Shield) from the Red Room network like Nagsha.
However, despite the trials and tribulations of her life as a murderer and a pawn unbeknownst to the Crime Lord, Elena maintained her optimism, humor and childlike passion for the little things.
Speaking to IndianExpress.com at a press conference, Pug said he was excited about the idea of starring in a film with Johansson and Kate Shortland (director). The bait is also the character.
She told us, “I am so touched that she is a character that so many people love and follow. And she’s the younger sister of Black Widow, so it’s a big role to step on. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to create a woman’s new silhouette at MCU. It has the potential to create new conversations, have new stories and create new moments for women.
She says the potential to create something new is a reason to enjoy her character. She praised Kate for allowing her to “think freely, create this character and make her as weird as I would like”.
“I really wanted Yelena to be weird and weird and to have a weird time and fight wonderfully,” Pug said. Black widow Disney Plus Hotstar will be released on September 3rd.