Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh cover the Winter issue of Marie Claire, which just went live! The Winter issue is on newsstands on November 17.
Johansson on Black Widow: “I don’t want to candy-coat anything because it’s a challenge in a male-dominated industry to tell a woman’s story from the perspective of a female director and focus on the heart of something that is inherently female.”
Johansson on the roles she plays: “I look for women who I feel I can relate to on some level, that I have empathy for. That’s a bit complicated, obviously, because you can have empathy for people in different ways, and for different reasons. But if I can empathize with a character, no matter what their moral compass is, then that’s important to me,”
Pugh on the roles she wants to play: “…it’s always been, kind of, number-one top priority for me to find women who are totally fascinating and totally powerful in their own way. I really want to recognize the women I play, whether it’s that I recognize my mom in her, or my gran in her, or my sister in her. I want to play complex and confusing characters.”
Pugh on her relationship with Scarlett: “I think maybe the tiredness did add to my not being so self- aware and just, I suppose, allowing myself to start taking the piss out of Scarlett from day one, which was great. And then from that point onward, we kind of did it to each other. It was instant sisterly bonding.”
[Photo Credit: Quentin Jones for Marie Claire Magazine]