Black Widow fame Florence Pugh revealed that the best joke in the movie was improvised on set. Florence Pugh, who plays Natasha Romanoff’s sister Yelena has become the talk of the town for her amazing performance in Black Widow.
The Black Widow Best joke originated from a conversation Pugh had with stunt performers discussing her character’s superhero pose in Black Widow.
Scarlett Johansson’s stunt performer told Pugh that Johansson’s pose would actually break every bone in her character’s body if it was done in real life.
“The whole, ‘me taking the piss out of Scarlett’s pose’ was becasue on set, in the stunt rehearsal, the stuntees were like, ‘We gotta figure out your pose,’ and I was like, ‘oh cripes, I have to have a pose,'” Pugh said in an interview with MTV News.
Pugh asked with curiosity to the stunt team what would be realistic, and they replied that none of the superhero poses “are correct for landing,” including Black Widows.
In reality, her landing pose would leave her with “so many broken bones.” Pugh was shocked to learn this and further asked if Johansson knew that, and it was that time she began to start cracking jokes on her.
Black Widow writer Eric Pearson was on the set and noticed all this discussion wrote the “Such a poser” jokes plot into the movie — and it tickles your funny bone.
“And I was like, ‘here we go, ten years of work, flush it down the toilet.'” Johansson said after knowing the joke.
Black Widow writer Eric Pearson says, “‘I’m sorry… I’ve been listening to this and I love it.”
Johansson joked that when “these kids come in,” alluding to Pugh’s new placement in the MCU compared to her own 10-plus years in it, things like that joke in Black Widow happen.
“Ten seconds of me prodding you the wrong way and we get juicy material, I mean, obviously I’d love to have a pose. I think that’d be a nice wink-wink, but I don’t know. Honestly, I think I’ve been now so terrified of it being posey after I’ve made such a joke about Natasha being posey that now I’m like, ‘oh maybe I should just walk into rooms.'” Pugh said.
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