WandaVision’s Elizabeth Olsen Met With Marvel Producers From Love of ‘Star Wars’
Wandavision’s Elizabeth Olsen is currently the talk of the town with Marvel’s WandaVision premiering last week to rave reviews, but the actress hasn’t always been a recognizable face.
Her older sisters- Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were the shining stars of the Olsen family, garnering their fame at just six years old, but the youngest Olsen sister took her fame into her own hands.
Olsen tells Collider about the meeting with her agent and manager, and how that one conversation moved her career from indie films to ground-breaking blockbusters such as Godzilla and, of course, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“And I told them, ‘I want to be considered for the projects that I grew up …’ – like, as a kid, looking at Star Wars and I was obsessed with Star Wars. You couldn’t peel me away from Star Wars as a child.”
Her agents told her to simply “take meetings with the people who run these companies”, and that’s exactly what she did. Olsen met with Kevin Fiege, president of Marvel Studios, and the head of Legendary studios.
It was from these two meetings that Olsen was cast as one of the lead roles in Godzilla and Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Funnily enough, in both of these films she happened co-starred alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson, going from playing husband and wife, to mutant twins in the form of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
From here on out, the rest is history as Olsen continues her portrayal of Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through to Avengers: Endgame, and being the star of the first Disney+ Marvel original TV series, WandaVision.
Olsen is currently filming for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and although the premise is unknown, it’s been confirmed to be connected to WandaVision.
Two things are certain for the Doctor Strange sequel: anything could happen, and it’s going to be good!