Elizabeth Olsen is currently starring in the first Marvel Studios sitcom: Wanda Vision. But, at first, the actress had started her career in the world of independent cinema; a sector very different from what it is now. During an interview with Collider, the young woman revealed what prompted her to take that big leap and become part of the blockbuster world.
“It was very funny. I spoke with my agent and with my manager, who are like my other mothers, I love them very much, and I said: ‘I want to be considered for the projects I grew up with…’. I grew up with Star Wars, I was completely obsessed with Star Wars. There was no way I was going to stop being hooked on Star Wars as a child. So I wanted to find out how to show that I would like to explore that path because I felt that all the roles that I played were of really disturbed women in independent films. And now I play a disturbed woman in a great franchise! ” laughed Elizabeth Olsen.
Along the same lines, the actress revealed that when she expressed the desire she had, her manager and agent told her that the best thing was “to meet with the people who run these companies and I did so literally. I met with Kevin Feige and a couple of other filmmakers who were working there at the time. And then I met with the people who were running Legendary at the time. ” But at that meeting, Elizabeth Olsen learned that the directors were in charge of choosing the cast: “Then I was lucky that Gareth Edwards cast me for Godzilla.”
Your entrance to Marvel
The opportunity Gareth Edwards gave her, allowed Elizabeth Olsen to end up in Marvel’s gaze. The most curious thing about it is that the same thing happened with his co-star in that film, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Joss Whedon had Aaron and me in mind for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, so Aaron and I met separately with Joss as we finished shooting scenes for Godzilla. And we were like, ‘Are we both going to do this movie? This is very funny! Should we happen to be husband and wife to be brother and sister? ‘ “.