‘Give ’em one’: Elizabeth Olsen shares advice for actors who want to join the MCU |

'Give 'em one': Elizabeth Olsen shares advice for actors who want to join the MCU |
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Elizabeth Olsen has some advice for actors who want to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The actress, who portrays Wanda Maximoff and her alter ego Scarlet Witch in the franchise, says accepting only one Marvel project at first can give actors more “creative control.”

“Just give them one,” Olsen insisted Happy Sad Confused podcast. “That way, you have more control over … If 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.”

Afterwards, Olsen joked: “Don’t tell [David] Galluzzi to. [He’s] business relationship at Marvel.”

Olsen has starred as Wanda Maximoff in six films, including Avengers: Endgame, the second-highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office. In 2021, she was nominated for an Emmy for playing the character in the critically acclaimed TV series WandaVision.

While it’s not known when Olsen will return to Scarlet Witch next, she told ScreenRant in March that she would be interested in doing something different with the character.

“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 the story, and I’m curious to see what we can Explore.”

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