Yelena Belova Makes First Appearance in Hawkeye Series
SPOILER WARNING, if you haven’t watched any of the Hawkeye episodes on Disney+ then don’t read any further! At the end of Black Widow, we see that Yelena, Black Widow's sister, discovers that Hawkeye contributed to Natasha's sacrifice. In episode four, “Partners, Am I Right” she finally makes her appearance after actress Florence Pugh was rumored to be in the series.
Florence Pugh shared her reaction to the fight scene with Hawkeye, Kate, Echo, and Yelena, celebrating the reveal of her character in the show. However, she posted a few stories and pictures to her Instagram page not long after the episode had been released. Fans of Pugh were bummed that her character reveal had been spoiled through Instagram.
Due to the early spoilers of the show, fans reported Pugh’s Instagram account to prevent her from posting more about the episode. Shortly after posting the combat scene on her story, she revealed that she had been blocked from posting similar content about the show.
“I never thought me posting about a show in which I appear on would get taken down… but here we are. Someone on here complained so I’ve been blocked from posting my own appearance on a show that I’m very much in. Beyond ridiculous. Being in #Hawkeye is a privilege and thank you to all who welcomed me on set and off and all who are watching” Pugh said via her Instagram story.
This isn’t the last we’ve seen of Yelena Belova, she managed to escape from the fight scene, so it’s assumed she’ll be making an appearance in future episodes. It’ll be exciting to see Hailee Steinfield and Florence Pugh share the screen together, as fans share a love for both of the characters despite their future rivalry.