Scarlett Johansson had this advice for her Black Widow co-star Florence Pugh – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
Scarlett Johansson has advised her “Black Widow” co-star Florence Pugh to calm down when it comes to “grueling” stunts.
The two actresses appear as Natasha Romanoff and Velena Belova respectively in the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster, and the 36-year-old star revealed the one thing she wished she had known when she first started acting. wrapped films she passed on to newcomers.
She said, âThe physical labor is so exhausting, and you can really burn yourself out with that stuff.
âI told Florence at the beginning that it was a long job. And selling things – the emotional courage behind it – is a much more valuable way to spend your time than trying to be a professional athlete. The whole stunt department is made up of amazing athletes, and you’ll never reach their 16 years of professionalism, or anything, in four weeks. So that’s the only advice I would have liked to have had, that Sam Jackson finally gave me and now I’m going to Florence on my own. âDon’t kill yourself, kid! Sam Jackson told me; It was something like that. So I took his advice.
‘Little Women’ star insisted she wasn’t as ‘intimidated’ by the stunts department as she was when playing Saraya ‘Paige’ Knight in 2019 wrestling biopic , ‘Fighting With My Family’, which is based on WWE Superstar Paige’s early career.
Florence told The Hollywood Reporter, “Oh my gosh. I’m so grateful for all the work we did on ‘Fighting With My Family.’ I felt like I wasn’t that intimidated by the department. stunts just because of that. Anytime you have to be physical in any way, it’s intimidating. You basically want to look like a cool person, but most of the time you don’t. You have to. so learning how to look good while on the move, and with ‘Fighting With My Family’ it was such a silly, fun and wonderful concert that it really made all fear of movement and action go away in the future. So that made me really excited because I really like the action. “
The 25-year-old star also shared a funny anecdote about the set, when the couple were shooting a physical scene and Scarlett ended up poking her sweaty pits.
She shared, âThe moment I totally died was when we were doing a scene and Scarlett put her hand under my armpit. (Laughs.) And I just died because I knew how good it was. was sweaty. So Scarlett looked at me and left, âIt’s a sweaty pit.â I was like, ‘Oh, no! That’s it. It’s over. RIP Scarlett Johansson tested my sweat.'”
Her co-star joked, “It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.”