Elizabeth Olsen Ready For “Other Characters In My Life” Than Marvel’s Scarlet Witch
After working for the past several years in the Marvel universe, Elizabeth Olsen is ready to explore other roles. Olsen filmed WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness back-to-back, playing Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. In a pre-strike interview with Times of London, Olsen explained that is why she was drawn to the role of Candy Montgomery in Max’s Love and Death.
“I’m trying to figure out… Because, specifically in the last four years, my output has been Marvel,” Olsen said. “I don’t want… it’s not that I don’t want to be associated as just this character. But I really feel like I need to be building other parts back up for balance. I so much want to do films right now. And I hope some of them come together in the way I feel like they can. But yeah, that’s something that I need. I just need other characters in my life. There’s no longevity in one character.”
When asked if she missed doing Wanda in an earlier interview with Variety, Olsen responded, “No, I don’t,” adding, “I think it’s been almost 10 years of playing her. And I’ve loved it. And I think the reason why I am not calling Kevin Feige every day with ideas is because I’m really proud of what we were able to do. I think ‘WandaVision’ was a really surprising opportunity.”
She added, “If someone were to tell me that I’m fired from Marvel movies, I will feel proud of what we made. And I really am just trying to figure out how to load up other films and characters so it becomes less about the Marvel of it all.”
In a March interview with Deadline at SXSW, when asked if she planned to return to the WandaVision spinoff, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Olsen teased teased, “I think I’ll be back.”