Black Widow Star Florence Pugh Reveals Yelena Belova's Mindset During Natasha Reunion

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We already know that the first reunion between Natasha Romanoff and Yelena Belova isn't going to be easy. After all, the teasers for Black Widow have confirmed that the two are going to fight it out before they actually sit and talk like old friends. Why is Yelena so edgy in the first place? Florence Pugh has revealed her character's initial mindset in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe flick.

Pugh was interviewed for Black Widow: The Official Movie Special Book and she confirmed that Yelena has been through a lot during Natasha's absence.

"When we meet her she is kind of discovering the world in a new light," Pugh said. "She is hurt and complicated and acts out."


Pugh continued by stating that Yelena's actions reflect the trauma that she has been through and she somehow releases it all on Scarlett Johansson's character.

"When she meets Scarlett's character, Natasha, Yelena is kind of rediscovering who she is after being in the Red Room for so long," she revealed.

Fans already know that Natasha herself went through a lot in the Red Room when she was still training to be a Black Widow. Could staying in the Red Room actually have a lasting negative effect on people? We may find out next year.

Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland and also stars David Harbour as Red Guardian as well as Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff. The film is currently scheduled for release on May 7, 2021.

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