‘Black Widow’ Star Scarlett Johansson Talks Her Sister-Like Relationship With Marvel Co-Star Florence Pugh

by Jeremy Spirogis
Florence Pugh attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party

We usually hear about co-stars who fell in love on set, however generally a story of a brand new friendship fashioned by way of these shut quarters could be simply as touching. Stars spend loads of high-pressure time within the highlight, so it’s necessary for them to have mates who can perceive the calls for of the profession.

It’s even higher when extra skilled stars are prepared to mentor newcomers in an effort to assist them navigate the difficult world of Hollywood. This appears to be precisely what has occurred for co-stars Scarlett Johansson and rising star Florence Pugh. 

Scarlett Johansson is a seasoned star

Johansson has been nicely acquainted with the ups and downs of Hollywood. She started appearing means again in 1994 when she was solely a toddler.

It was her 2001 function in Ghost World, nevertheless, that basically rocketed her to stardom. Since then, she has taken on a number of eclectic roles starting from the intense Girl with a Pearl Earring to enjoyable movies like The Nanny Diaries. She even did voice work for The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie and Robot Chicken.

Lately, she’s been drawing consideration for her portrayal of Black Widow in a number of movies within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She’s additionally impressed followers with the quirky and critically-acclaimed Jojo Rabbit

In addition to having loads of expertise on the planet of movie, Johansson has additionally needed to navigate her justifiable share of tabloids following her private life. With quite a lot of well-known beaus through the years, Johansson might provide loads of recommendation to somebody simply coming onto the Hollywood scene. 

Florence Pugh is having a breakthrough yr

Florence Pugh attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party
Florence Pugh attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar occasion | Daniele Venturelli/WireImage

Pugh is a relative newcomer to the appearing world. She first appeared within the 2014 movie The Falling. It has solely been up to now two years that she’s actually picked up mainstream consideration, however she is unquestionably hovering in reputation now.

In 2019, she had back-to-back successes with the creepy horror flick Midsommar and the fan-favorite replace to Little Women

She labored alongside Johansson for the movie Black Widow, which was set to premiere in spring 2020 however has been postponed because of the pandemic. Fans will possible have to attend till the autumn to soak up this much-anticipated movie, however we’ve got some glimpses of the pair working collectively within the meantime.

While the teaser for the movie has the pair — who painting sisters — battling intensely, the precise camaraderie on the set was far more nice. 

Scarlett Johansson sees Florence Pugh as a bit sister

While they painting sisters locked into dramatic turmoil on-screen, Johansson and Pugh managed to forge a real-life sisterly bond throughout their work collectively. A narrative for Elle takes a more in-depth have a look at Pugh’s meteoric rise to fame, and it contains some glimpses of this pleasant friendship. 

Johansson mentioned that working with Pugh was like discovering the little sister she by no means had: “I don’t have a little sister. But with Florence, it feels to me like there’s some elements of big sister little sister.”

Johansson additionally has loads of respect for Pugh and the way in which that she carries herself at such a younger age.

“I wish I was as confident as she is when I was her age,” Johansson defined. “She’s body confident and has a lot of self-respect. She reminded me – just by listening to her talk about relationships with friends, family or her partner – how important it is to have confidence in your beliefs and desires.”

This confidence has already helped Pugh fend off hate from critics about her relationship with fellow actor Zach Braff — a person who’s 20 years older than her. Still, even essentially the most assured individuals want true mates of their nook, and it’s nice to know that Pugh and Johansson bonded so nicely. 

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