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‘Black Widow’ Star Rachel Weisz Spills Secrets About Her Co-stars

'Black Widow' Star Rachel Weisz Spills Secrets About Her Co-stars

Rachel Weisz, the actress of Black Widow, responds to queries about her MCU co-stars Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff), David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov), and Florence Pugh’s (Yelena Belova).

There are more planned features in the MCU than ever before, which includes the one-of-a-kind Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), the highly anticipated Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), while the long-awaited Black Widow (2021) finally hit the screens last week.

MCU fans had been waiting for a solo movie starring Natasha Romanoff for a long time, and the wait was finally over. One of the lead stars Rachel Weisz (as Melina Vostokoff) – currently the subject of cosmetic surgery – answered several questions regarding the costars on set, as well as her whole experience on Black Widow.

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Weisz reveals some intriguing details about her castmates, such as how Scarlett Johansson has done the most preparation for her role in the ensemble and how Weisz herself is inclined to breaking character on production.

She goes on to say that her part is nothing like her in real life and that this offers a much-needed challenge in portraying the part. Weisz notes that actor David Harbour (who plays Russian super-soldier Alexei Shostakov) is more likely to performing pranks and joking about on set.

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Black Widow takes place immediately after Captain America: Civil War (2016). The movie will follow Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as she tries to uncover conspiracies that threaten to expose her hidden spy past.

Melina Vostokoff and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) work alongside her, both veteran agents who trained with Black Widow in Russia’s terrifying Red Room.

Vostokoff and Belova are like family to one other, and they are committed to helping their old friend in any way they can. Cate Shortland, who is still in her early filmmaking career but has done some strong short films and is acclaimed for the feature-length picture Berlin Syndrome, is in charge of the film.

With such an excellent team of women in the movie, Black Widow highlights the superhero’s bravery and autonomy and avoids the over-sexualization of the character seen in previous films.

The spy thriller faces a difficult job, given it is just the MCU‘s second film focusing on a female character, following Captain Marvel.

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Needless to add, this is the final MCU film to feature Black Widow, who was tragically killed off in Avengers: Endgame (2019). Romanoff’s Marvel Cinematic Universe finale is currently in theatres with iconic Marvel action sequences and an overarching thrill to conclude Black Widow‘s narrative journey.

Black Widow was released in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access on 9th July 2021.

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