Brit star Florence Pugh says 'Black Widow' movie is 'raw, painful and beautiful'

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This June 18, 2019 photo shows actress Florence Pugh posing for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York to promote her film "Midsommar." (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

The standalone Black Widow movie is edging closer, and now star Florence Pugh has spoken about what a special project it was for her.

Pugh plays Yelena Belova in the movie, the second 'Black Widow', and a 'sister figure' to Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanoff.

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Speaking to Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein for Variety's Actors on Actors series of interviews, she said: “It was one of the most bizarre, nuts, extravaganza experiences…I think we’ve made something very raw and very painful and very beautiful and I think people are going to be really surprised by the outcome of a big action film having that much heart.

Johansson in Avengers: Endgame (Credit: Marvel)

“And I know lots of people will be emotional about [Scarlett Johansson] because her character had such a hard ending [in Avengers: Endgame], but it was special learning from her, and she’s been doing this for like 10 years in those films. For this to be her film was special.

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“And I got to be there and see how she does stunts and lives it, and it’s so her.”

As we all know, Johansson's Romanoff sacrificed herself – the only other Avenger not to make it through Endgame – while retreiving the Soul Stone from the planet Vormir.

Florence Pugh, from left, O. T. Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson participate during the "Black Widow" portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The Black Widow movie finds itself set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, in which Romanoff 'finds herself alone and forced to confront her past'.

As well as Midsommar star Pugh, it also features Stranger Things actor David Harbour as Red Guardian, alongside O.T. Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz and Ray Winstone.

It's due for release in May, 2020.

Pugh is next up in Greta Gerwig’s new take on the classic novel Little Women, out in the UK on Boxing Day. Check out the trailer below...