See Florence Pugh Show Off Contortionist Skills In A Skin-Tight Leotard

Florence Pugh shows off her flexibility with a baton.

By Chris Snellgrove | Updated

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When fans talk about actors being talented, they are usually referring to … well … the talent of acting. However, some stars have some very special skills outside of acting, and they aren’t afraid to show them off for the whole world to see. One such actor is Black Widow star Florence Pugh, who recently starred in a short video that demonstrated her skills as a contortionist, all while wearing a skin-tight leotard.

If you only noticed the leotard the first time you watched this video, we can’t blame you. But when you watch it again, notice how simple it starts, with Florence Pugh holding a stick in her hands. Now, pay close attention to that stick: part of the trick is that the sexy star can contort her body all around while never losing her grip.

To begin, Florence Pugh demonstrates this by stepping over the stick and raising it above her head. This makes for a sultry sight, but this is essentially a warmup for her main tricks. Pretty soon, she is moving her head and legs in a hypnotic combination, curling herself around the stick as if she is a sinuous snake. In fact, after this video, we’re thinking the MCU’s latest Black Widow might need a new codename altogether to represent that she is much more a snake than a spider.

Part of what makes all of this so impressive is just how quickly Florence Pugh moves while she is doing it. This clip (which itself is a shorter snippet of a longer video) is only 12 seconds long, but it seems like Pugh pulls off way too many complex contortionist tricks in a short period of time. Honestly, it’s pretty brave for her to share these skills with the world because we’re willing to bet every future boyfriend is going to get his hopes up and send her progressively weirder screenshots from an online version of the Kama Sutra.

Of course, if you’re a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, you might be forgiven for thinking that Florence Pugh’s main party trick is turning invisible rather than being a contortionist. She was introduced as Scarlett Johansson’s MCU replacement back in 2021, but we’ve only seen her reprise that role for all of three episodes on the Disney+ show Hawkeye. While she is set to appear in the upcoming Marvel movie Thunderbolts, we’d love to see her properly join the Avengers or headline her own solo movie (especially because, as these skills show, she can clearly perform some of her own stunts). 

Overall, it’s clear that Florence Pugh is having a moment now, and not just because she can twist herself around more like Mr. Fantastic than Black Widow. In addition to being part of the MCU, she will also be appearing in two of the most highly-anticipated upcoming films: Oppenheimer and Dune: Part Two. And considering that Pugh’s onscreen and offscreen antics even managed to be the best part of the awful Don’t Worry, Darling, we don’t think it’s a “stretch” to say that this sexy star is just getting started.