Before Marvel’s introduction of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, some who never saw Martha Marcy May Marlene didn’t even know there were more Olsens out there! But in the past eight years, Elizabeth managed to survive three Avengers movies, a Captain America flick, her own television series Wanda Vision, and one Multiverse Of Madness. And apparently, if she knew then what she knows now, she’d probably just collect one Marvel check and GTFO.
Last night, Elizabeth Olsen went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her new show, Love & Death, the second limited series about axe murderer Candy Montgomery in under a year (Hulu’s version starred Jessica Biel). During the interview, Elizabeth gabbed about making Marvel movies, and she told Stephen Colbert that it’s “ridiculous” that she does most of her stunts. She adds that “it’s a waste of everyone’s time,” cuz stunt doubles do it “so much better.” Elisabeth, stop wasting our time and say what you really mean: fuck Tom Cruise!
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!”