Speaking with Harpers Bazaar In Florence Pugh’s profile, Black Widow co-star Scarlett Johansson spoke about the moment she realized Pugh was destined to be a star. This is a moment that happened by chance when they were tied to a pole suspended at the height of a skyscraper. Johansson says that before the director yelled, “Go!” Pugh would have been bewildered by the horrifying situation, just babbling about the dates she had recently been on. “In two seconds, we were just connected to each other, clinging to this thread for life,” says Johansson. “I thought this person just absolutely…she just has it. She’s so involved. This is emotional availability. It’s a really rare quality and it’s a stellar quality that she has.”
Johansson opened up about how different her early days in Hollywood were from Pugh’s days. Times have changed for a young woman in business, making Pugh the perfect star of the moment in Johansson’s eyes. “Why I think she represents her generation in such an iconic way is that she really is in her own skin. She’s incredibly down to earth, but she’s also so opinionated,” the Jojo Rabbit star mused. “I wasn’t as self-possessed when I was in my 20s and 20s. I was still growing up in the industry at a time when you had to really indulge in order to be accepted. And she doesn’t. I don’t have any of this at all. She’s unashamedly on her own.”
Since Pugh is likely to have unannounced MCU projects ahead of her, the next chapter in her career will open next month. “Don’t Worry Darling” a psychological thriller in which she plays a housewife stranded in a creepy 1950s paradise town, alongside Harry Styles as her husband. The film is released in theaters on September 23rd.