Elizabeth Olsen exudes elegance on the cover of Variety and discusses her Scarlet Witch Marvel character: ‘It’s been hard as a woman to express rage
Elizabeth Olsen looked sensational as she graced one of the four covers of Variety’s The Power of Women Issue.
The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star, 33, stunned in a dramatic white shirt dress with billowy sleeves and a wide belt, and discussed her Scarlet Witch character turning malevolent in the Sam Raimi-directed Marvel sequel.
The actress revealed that she enjoyed the dark turn: ‘At least in my experience, it’s been hard as a woman to express rage. It’s one of the most amazing feelings, because it’s so specific: You can know exactly why you’re angry.’
She also added that the Scarlet Witch – a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff – role was ‘quite a leap from the woman that I’ve been playing!’
Olsen went on to express her initial surprise at finding out that she would be one of the key players in the film.
‘I called my team, and I was like, “You guys, I’m the lead villain in this film. I didn’t know that’s what we were doing, but that’s what’s happening!”‘
The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star, 33, shared that she enjoyed the dark turn her character, Wanda Maximoff, took in the Marvel seque
Meanwhile, Marvel President Kevin Feige thrilled fans when he discussed the character’s future in the same interview.
‘There really is so much more to explore,’ he said. ‘We still haven’t touched on many of her core storylines from the comics.’
As for the building that appeared to have killed her in the last film, Feige coyly said: ‘I don’t know that we saw her under rubble? I saw a tower coming down, and a little red flash. I don’t know what that means.’
‘At least in my experience, it’s been hard as a woman to express rage. It’s one of the most amazing feelings, because it’s so specific: You can know exactly why you’re angry’
He then added: ‘I’d work with Lizzie for another 100 years if we could. Anything’s possible in the multiverse! We’ll have to see.’
Elsewhere in the interview she described how her method for choosing roles has changed over the years.
The sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen said that for years after doing Martha Marcy May Marlene she would take on roles if ‘I was available and there was a job offer and the character seemed like something I hadn’t done yet, I would say yes — that’s all it took.’
Marvel President Kevin Feige also hinted at the character’s future return in the interview: ‘I’d work with Lizzie for another 100 years if we could. Anything’s possible in the multiverse!’
She admitted to being ‘lazy’ and shared ‘I was doing what I knew would get me a pass, but I wasn’t trying to go beyond that.’
However, she revealed that after being an executive producer on Sorry for Your Loss, she was inspired to strive for more: ‘I just cared so much, and it feels really good to care a lot.’
Meanwhile, television mogul Oprah Winfrey, 68, shared another one of the issue’s covers with filmmaker Ava DuVernay, 50.
The third cove was graced by Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 74, and her daughter Chelsea Clinton, 42.
Hillary looked chic in a navy power suit and pointed toe heels with bows, while Chelsea shined in a dusty pink dress.
The world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, 25, was featured on the fourth cover.
The Pakistani female education activist – frequently referred to mononymously as Malala – looked remarkable in a violet dress with a matching violet headscarf.