Watch Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh Spar in ‘Black Widow’
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Two characters get together and start a fight, in this scene from “Black Widow”.
It’s been two decades since Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) saw Yelena (Florence Pugh). The two were part of a makeshift family unit led by two Russian undercover operatives (David Harbor and Rachel Weisz) before being fired to become trained killers. So the level of trust is low when the two get together in an apartment in Budapest.
Discussing the scene, director Cate Shortland said she wanted to incorporate elements of the set design into the action, from kitchen knives to curtains.
“We used a stapler,” she said, “dust. Everything is moving around them.
Shortland worked with Rob Inch, who choreographed the scene. She said that because Pugh had a history in dancing and Johansson had experience in choreography, the two were able to perform much of the fight on their own without relying too much on the stuntmen.
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