Elizabeth Olsen Thinks It’s “Weird” For Actors To Complain About Being In The Public Eye
Elizabeth Olsen stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the newest Marvel movie that’s going to make trillions of dollars at the box office this weekend. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released today and Elizabeth has been doing the promo rounds as the big Marvel people do. One such activity is a digital cover story for Harper’s Bazaar UK where Elizabeth talks about how she isn’t one of those celebrities who complain about being famous because being in the public eye means things are going well. And she’s telling the truth; she’s just a celebrity who complains about having super famous siblings.
In the interview, Elizabeth says that she’s excited to finally play a more secure character in this newest movie since in the last few MCU offerings her character, Wanda Maximoff, has been pretty traumatized. In the most recent thing she was in–the WandaVision series she starred in for Disney+ with Paul Bettany–she *SPOILER!* had to re-experience the trauma of losing the love of her life, android Vision (played by Paul), with whom she had two children during the series that she also had to let fade away into nothing. So… I guess that’s a good place to be, mentally?
“It was so fun for me because all these years I’ve been playing a character who is struggling; now, she has clarity for the first time – she knows exactly what she wants, and she doesn’t want to apologise for it,” she says, adding, “I think there’s a womanliness that comes with that: a strength in feeling completely entitled.”
The younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen previously talked about how she didn’t want to enter the industry with her famous last name to avoid nepotism. But nepotism didn’t avoid her, and she’s clearly like a fish to water with being famous. She says:
“I don’t think of living my life as a public person, I just think of living my life and then I have this job,” she explains. “It’s always weird for an actor to complain about being in the public eye, because that means maybe something’s going well for you. But the privacy thing is something I think about a lot with the potential of having children and being very protective of that thought…”
See, Elizabeth admits it! Being in the public eye means it’s working! And I know she’s specifically talking about actors here but it can also apply to all celebrities in the business that is show. That’s why Elizabeth better watch it because Cardi B recently said that she hates being famous. So we may get the ultimate battle between Cardi B and Scarlet Witch. Work on your shoe-dodging skills, Wanda!
Here are more shots of Elizabeth in Harper’s Bazaar UK:
Pic: Harper’s Bazaar UK