Most actors would be happy to be part of a major franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe since it means fame and multiple projects. However, Florence Pugh admitted that she was initially worried when she nabbed the role of Yelena Belova in Black Widow. Interestingly, the Hawkeye star revealed that she was told she would no longer be able to work on independent films after becoming a part of the MCU.
There is little doubt that Florence Pugh was the breakout star of Black Widow and playing Yelena Belova led to a slew of new projects for the Don't Worry Darling actress. But despite the success, there was something that bothered Pugh about how her career would be moving forward.
"When I first signed onto Marvel, lots of people from the indie-film world were all telling me that I was never going to go back to small movies again, and it always kind of wound me up," she explains to Total Film (via GamesRadar). Pugh then pointed out that although she liked major projects with big budgets, she also enjoyed working on independent films.
"I think there’s beauty in all types of those films. There’s beauty in the massive, epic storylines like Dune, like Marvel, like even Oppenheimer that I did. They’re amazing, mega movies. And then there’s also beauty in all these little ones that not everyone is going to see, but are going to affect the right person at the right time," she stated. Pugh continued that she wants to work on both types of movies.
"I’ve never, ever only thought that I was going to just do one type of movie. I’ve always known that I want to dabble in all areas," she said.
Florence Pugh is clearly sticking to her plans. Although she has recently worked on Dune: Part II, her latest project is the independent film A Good Person, which hits theaters on March 24, 2023.
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