What ‘WandaVision’ Star Elizabeth Olsen Hates Most About Being Famous
Elizabeth Olsen has already been playing a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it appears as though that role will continue to grow in importance. With a Disney+ series on the way and parts in even more movies, her character is going to be a big part of the next phase of the MCU.
Olsen’s a pretty big star already, but it looks like she’ll only keep getting more famous as a key cog in the biggest franchise in Hollywood. There’s actually one component of fame that she can’t stand, however, and it may make her even more relatable.
Elizabeth Olsen in the MCU
Olsen was a well-known actor prior to entering the MCU, but her part in this most popular of movie franchises has only grown her profile as a household name. Olsen was cast as the Scarlet Witch (aka Wanda Maximoff) alongside side Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her brother, Quicksilver.
They debuted, initially as antagonists, in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She later joined the Avengers and played a pivotal role in Captain America: Civil War. When she inadvertently kills a civilian while trying to stop a supervillain, it sets the film’s plot into motion.
She goes on the run with fellow Avenger Vision, and the two begin a love affair. It’s a major subplot of Avengers: Infinity War. Near the film’s climax, Wanda is forced to kill Vision to protect one of the Infinity stones from falling into Thanos’ grasp. She’s then killed herself in Thanos’ snap. She returns at the end of Avengers: Endgame and helps defeat Thanos, avenging Vision.
While her story seemed like it had reached a natural conclusion, Marvel has centered an entire series on her that will debut later this year.
Elizabeth Olsen’s upcoming starring role on ‘WandaVision’
Olsen will star on WandaVision alongside Paul Bettany, reprising their roles from the MCU films. While it’s unclear exactly what the show is about, it appears to pay homage to classic TV sitcoms. The show sees Vision and Wanda living in an apparently blissful suburban existence. All is not as it seems, however, as Vision died the last time viewers saw him.
It appears as though the show will introduce the concept of multiverses or reality-bending to the MCU. What’s also likely is that Olsen’s star power will continue to rise after the show debuts. Disney+ pushed the series release date up to November 2020.
With no other MCU films released this year, Marvel fans are starved for new MCU content. It’s certainly possible that the show could be subpar, but based on the MCU’s track record, it’s not likely.
It’s certain to get plenty of attention when it debuts, as the COVID-19 lockdowns have forced Hollywood to hit pause on putting out a lot of the planned new movies and films.
Olsen’s fame will only grow after the show premieres. So what part of the experience of being famous does she hate the most?
The part about fame Elizabeth Olsen hates the most
Fame comes with a lot of perks. You may get plenty of money and also get seated at the best seat at restaurants. But there are drawbacks that non-famous people may never experience or realize, and they can be brutal. There’s one in particular that bothers Olsen.
According to TheThings.com, Olsen can’t stand having her picture taken in public. She does not like being followed by paparazzi and struggles with the idea that she’s a public figure.
Olsen’s complaint is reasonable and understandable. When most people see a celebrity, they can think of them as a movie star first and foremost. They almost forget that they’re also human beings.