- Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen is ready to take a break from playing Scarlet Witch and explore new roles in films outside the MCU.
- Olsen emphasizes the need to be associated with other characters and build up other parts for balance in her career.
- She expresses a strong desire to do more films and hopes to find projects that allow her to showcase her versatility as an actress.
Marvel Cinematic Universe star Elizabeth Olsen is ready to take a break from playing Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Olsen made her full debut as the character when Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in 2015 following a brief post-credits appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Wanda has been a prominent character in the MCU ever since. In recent years, Olsen has spent even more time playing the character between the nine-episode WandaVision series released in 2021 and her role as the primary antagonist in the 2022 release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
While speaking with The Times, Olsen emphasized her need to play characters other than Wanda, and her desire to explore new roles in films outside the MCU. Read Olsen’s comments below:
“I’m trying to figure out… Because, specifically in the last four years, my output has been Marvel. I don’t want… it’s not that I don’t want to be associated as just this character. But I really feel like I need to be building other parts back up for balance. I so much want to do films right now. And I hope some of them come together in the way I feel like they can. But yeah, that’s something that I need. I just need more, other characters in my life. There’s no longevity in one character.”