Elizabeth Olsen advises actors to only sign on to one Marvel project – The Hollywood Reporter
Elizabeth Olsen is sharing some advice for actors looking to jump into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a recent interview on Mixed happiness and sadness podcast with Josh Horowitz, WandaVision the star said she told the actors that they should only be on one Marvel project at first, rather than signing up for multiple projects in the first place.
“That way you have more control,” the actress explained. “Let’s say you’re like, ‘Oh my God, this is the most fun I’ve ever had and I love this character so much. I want to do it again.’ Now you have more creative control for the next one.”
She then joked, “Don’t say [David] That Galluzzi – the business at Marvel.”
Since 2014, Olsen has played Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in a number of MCU projects, including two Captain America movies, dad Avengers movie, Doctor Strange in the Mad Multiverse and series WandaVisiongot her nominated for an Emmy.
As for what’s next in her career, Olsen made it clear she doesn’t want to sign to another ongoing brand.
“It’s almost like I see my past and I see a road here and a road here, and I’ve been on this road, and now I’m trying to turn left a little bit… drive backwards a little,” she explained.
Over the course of the past few years, Olsen said she’s been trying to find her “platform along the way,” but has also struggled to turn down projects.
“I really think when I started getting job opportunities where I didn’t just love to audition for anything and literally anything – I loved doing it too – I really didn’t understand how to do it. how to decline projects or how to decipher whether or not I should do something,” Love & Death said the actress.
“I don’t really have a philosophy or a plan, and I still don’t really have one, but I guess it’s more of a philosophy,” she added. “And it’s nice to know and it’s great to have that information and it’s good information to go through projects with that kind of lens and knowledge now.”