New Black Widow Featurette Spotlights Natasha and Yelena’s Relationship
Only a few days remain until Black Widow finally arrives in theaters, and it’s introducing a few exciting new additions to the MCU. Most of the early buzz has singled out the performance of Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, whose relationship with Natasha Romanoff has been hailed as one of the film’s high points. Now, Marvel has released a brand new featurette that zeroes in on their unconventional sibling dynamic.
The video features interviews with both Pugh and Scarlett Johansson, as they discuss how their characters get along on screen as well as how they got along during filming. There’s also plenty of new footage, including scenes that show Natasha and Yelena as children alongside de-aged renditions of Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz) and David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov). Pugh also explained what Yelena brings to the film’s story.
“She’s there to get the job done,” said Pugh. “And her relationship with Natasha then becomes quite interesting because they’re constantly butting heads in the way that siblings do.”
“It was so wonderful to be able to do this with Florence, because she’s such a wonderful actor,” added Johansson. “Feisty and fiery and just full of life.”
The featurette also highlights some of the fun lines shared between Natasha and Yelena. Amid all the action and spectacle, we can expect a handful of exchanges where Yelena calls out Nat’s tendency to “pose” during a fight. There’s been a lot of speculation about the role Yelena will play in the MCU’s future. Regardless, it sounds like Johansson has welcomed Pugh into this world with open arms.
Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access this Friday, July 9.
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