Warning: Possible spoilers for Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ahead.
Elizabeth Olsen has one big problem with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it isn’t the way her character, the Scarlet Witch has been portrayed lately in both the Disney+ series WandaVision and her appearance in Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Instead, Olsen’s gripe concerns her stunt work in the MCU — and the fact that in her mind, she’s been doing far too much of it.
“Your stomach leaves you,” Olsen said of doing her own stunts in the MCU on a visit with Stephen Colbert on Late Night. “It’s like, I guess, the joy people get on roller coasters, which I don’t get, but people love that feeling. I’ve definitely recovered from my giddiness. Sometimes I’m just like, ‘Okay, how many more of these do you want? I can do this all day’ kind of thing. But sometimes I get a little freaked out.”
Olsen added, “There is one in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness where I had to be dropped from 30 feet up and land. They wanted to drop me pretty quickly so that it looked like it had an impact, but I kept landing like Peter Pan, kind of like fencing? I was like, ‘Just use the double. This is so ridiculous — there is a double for a reason. Like, face replace…’ They do it all the time. And they used it.”
Although Olsen didn’t perform all of her own stunts in WandaVision, she did perform “most of them,” and made it clear that, “It’s a waste of everyone’s time because a stunt double does it so much better.”
While the Scarlet Witch’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently up in the air, Olsen recently told ScreenRant in a video interview that there are many directions open to which they can take the character next.
“We can do anything with her now!” Olsen said. “I feel like we’ve done so much. Now, we can really have fun; I feel like there’s a lot more humor to be had with her. She’s often the emotion of a story, and I’m curious to see what we can explore. And hopefully [we can] give her some redemption.”
Did you notice that Scarlet Witch actress Elizabeth Olsen did most of her own stunts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What do you think can be done with the Scarlet Witch in terms of her next appearance in the MCU? Let us know in the comments.