Elizabeth Olsen is hilariously blunt. Either that or, unfortunately, not the sharpest tool in the shed. Both of which are fine! I’m just not sure which it is.
I say this because, whenever I think of Olsen, my mind usually goes to — other than her role as Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and in Oldboy, look that one up if you haven’t seen it, however, try to remain ignorant to the context if you can) — that clip of her on Hot Ones where she completely misunderstood the point of the program where she was supposed to plug what she’s got coming up.
Instead, Olsen was basically like, “Well, I’m here chilling in New York!” which is unlike any response that’s been given in the history of the long-running interview show.
It’s just an amazing moment that’s basically the micro version of her recent comments about Wanda Maximoff, which is undoubtedly the defining role of her career thus far.
“No, I don’t,” Olsen said when asked if she misses playing the character. “I think it’s been almost 10 years of playing her. And I’ve loved it. And I think the reason why I am not calling Kevin Feige every day with ideas is because I’m really proud of what we were able to do. I think WandaVision was a really surprising opportunity.”
“If someone were to tell me that I’m fired from Marvel movies, I will feel proud of what we made,” Olsen continued. “And I really am just trying to figure out how to load up other films and characters so it becomes less about the Marvel of it all.”
Now, either Olsen means it and she’s truly done with her Scarlet Witch career, or she doesn’t realize that she’s publicly voicing how over it she is when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Still just 34 years old, Olsen has plenty of time to carve out a new career path if that’s what she desires, regardless of what that path may be. Most recently, Olsen starred alongside Jesse Plemons in the Max series Love & Death, which didn’t earn all that many rave reviews.