Black Widow: Florence Pugh Teases 'Unique' Bond Between Yelena & Scarlett Johannson's Natasha

By Pierre Chanliau Updated:
Florence Pugh as Yelena on left with Black Widow and Yelena on right

After being delayed twice now, Black Widow is scheduled to release in theaters on May 7, 2021. Despite all the marketing that has been slowly trickling out, it seems like things will be pretty quiet until next year if the situation with the coronavirus improves.

This hasn't stopped new images leaked from Marvel Studios' Black Widow: The Official Movie Special Book showing more behind-the-scene images from production and new photos of O. T. Fagbenle's Rick Mason actually being in the movie. In a new interview found inside the book, Florence Pugh once again talks about how Black Widow is "...essentially about women getting their life back," and talks more about Yelena and Natasha's relationship.


From an interview in the upcoming Marvel Studios' Black Widow: The Official Movie Special Book (via Yahoo), Florence Pugh describes the relationship between Yelena & Natasha as being “...a lovely and unique friendship between the two of them because they are ultimately long-lost sisters." 

Florence Pugh has described her character as an “annoying little sister” and that her relationship with Natasha is the core of the movie, saying that “They repair one another and each other's holes in their lives.”


The relationship between Florence Pugh's Yelena & Scarlett Johansson's Natasha will certainly be a central focus of the movie, especially if Pugh will indeed be carrying on the mantle of Black Widow after Natasha's sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame. While Pugh describes the relationship between Yelena & Natasha as sisterly, she may not feel that way at the beginning of the movie.

In a previous report, new character descriptions for the characters were released, giving better details on their personality, skills, and history with Black Widow. Yelena Belova actually blames Natasha Romanoff for "a lifetime of torment," which is likely referring to her life in the Red Room. When Pugh talked about how each character would  “repair one another,” it could have meant they would repair their broken relationship and trust in one another. This is especially true after whatever Natasha did to make Yelena blame Natasha for her miserable life.

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- About The Author: Pierre Chanliau
Pierre Chanliau began as a news & feature writer for The Direct at the site's launch in 2020. As a longtime reader of superhero comic books, Pierre's knowledge of Marvel and DC is extensive, informing his reporting and editorial pieces regarding the MCU and DCU.