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.
lf you’re not familiar with Elizabeth Olsen’s character Scarlet Witch from WandaVision (I get it, Agatha’s theme song is too distracting to learn anything else), one of her powers is telekinesis. And right now, the ability to read minds is our best bet to find out if the taller Olsen sister really got married to her fiancé of two years, indie musician Robbie Arnett. The only substantial clue about their legal marital status has been a brief, sneaky hint dropped during a recent interview Elizabeth did for Variety’s Actors on Actors series.
What sisters, you may ask? Oh, just the most famous twins in the world, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. And it may seem extremely redundant to specifically state that, but there really are people out there, in the year 2021, who have no idea that WandaVision’s Elizabeth Olsen had a DNA connection to the Olsen twins. And since the Olsen twins were already extremely famous by the time Elizabeth decided she wanted to get into acting, it was going to be nearly impossible for Elizabeth to launch a career without people screaming “NEPOTISM!!!“. So Elizabeth thought about how to avoid such awkwardness, and her solution, at the time, was to erase the name Olsen from her resume and headshots.
In case you couldn’t tell by Elizabeth Olsen’s last name or the fact that she looks like the Olsens, she’s the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. And coincidentally she’s got a movie star career including starring as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in anything Marvel. She’s currently the star of the Disney+ series, WandaVision, alongside Paul Bettany and she’s here to say that she knows her last name helped her to get where she’s at today. Well, at least she didn’t say, “Listen when I was starting out, I auditioned under a fake name and the fake name was Elizabeth NotRelatedToTheOlsensOkay!”
There used to be a time that if you heard the news that two Olsen sisters were engaged at nearly the exact same time, you might picture the makings of a creepy double wedding in which Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen walk down the aisle in conjoined witch couture. That dream died in 2015 when Mary-Kate got married to Olivier Sarkozy. But there’s a possibility that two Olsens are engaged at the same time, it’s just not the two you’d expect. Yesterday we learned that Ashley Olsen might be engaged to her artist boyfriend Louis Eisner. Now People magazine is reporting that Elizabeth Olsen is getting married to her musician boyfriend Robbie Arnett.
Never mind earthquakes. California was nearly taken out yesterday by the tsunami of fanboy drool created by Marvel Studios announcing all of their upcoming movie and TV offerings at San Diego Comic-Con. Angelina Jolie sashayed out to get that Marvel money and officially joined the cast of The Eternals. Natalie Portman deigned to make an appearance to announce that she’s going to be the new female Thor. Marvel also exhibited their absolute fearlessness when they revealed that they’ve recast Blade with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. Their security must be aces because Noxeema Jackson is going to show up with an uzi when she hears that she’s not getting any cash from Marvel anytime soon with which to pay off her outstanding IRS tab.