While many would consider joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe a huge career achievement, Florence Pugh said not everyone felt the same way when she landed her role.
During an interview with Time magazinepublished online Tuesday, the actress, who joined the MCU as Yelena Belova with 2021’s Black Widowsaid some people in the independent film community were “really pissed off.”
“They were like, ‘Great, now she’s gone forever,'” she explained. “And I’m like, ‘No, I work just as hard as I used to. I’ve always done back-to-back movies. It’s just that people are watching it now. You just have to be a little more organized with your schedule .’”
Pugh also appeared on the Disney+ show Hawkeye. But before Marvel, she made a name for herself in Hollywood with several indie films, including midsommar And Lady Macbethand continues to work on it, as do her more recent projects The miracle And A good person.
During a previous conversation in March, she also recalled people in the industry telling her, “I would never go back to small films again.” But Pugh said she believes “there’s beauty in all kinds of those movies.”
After nearly a decade in the industry, Pugh continues to find balance with the projects she takes on. But whatever it is, the actress said Time that she can also get a sense of a movie’s success while working on set. She didn’t share the name of the project, but noted that she’s “definitely” seen a movie fall apart before.
“An entire movie set, it’s everyone making a huge effort because they want to be there,” said de Don’t worry honey star said. “And if someone doesn’t want to be there or if someone doesn’t get their money’s worth, you feel it. The movie feels wrong.”
As for the future, Pugh said she hopes her future includes some stage time, especially after writing and performing music in A good person.