Elizabeth Olsen Wants to Play a Variety of Roles Beyond Just Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olsen, widely recognized for her portrayal of the beloved Marvel character, Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, has expressed her yearning to step outside of the superhero universe and into new roles

by Faruk Imamovic
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Elizabeth Olsen Wants to Play a Variety of Roles Beyond Just Scarlet Witch
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Elizabeth Olsen, widely recognized for her portrayal of the beloved Marvel character, Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, has expressed her yearning to step outside of the superhero universe and into new roles. Olsen opened up about her aspirations in a candid conversation with The Times of London (via Variety).

Seeking Balance in Roles

When we think of Olsen, the image of the Scarlet Witch often comes to mind. But the actor is keen on challenging this singular association, saying, "I'm trying to figure out… Because, specifically in the last four years, my output has been Marvel." She articulates the importance of diversifying her film portfolio, emphasizing, "I just need other characters in my life.

There's no longevity in one character." Olsen is actively striving to find that essential equilibrium in her career. "It's not that I don't want to be associated as just this character," she explains, "But I really feel like I need to be building other parts back up for balance."

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Reflecting on a Decade with Wanda

Olsen's sentiments come after nearly a decade of portraying Wanda Maximoff.

The emotional depth and complexity of her character found a memorable zenith in the critically acclaimed series, "WandaVision". Olsen reminisced about her journey, stating that while she's proud of the work, she isn't clamoring for an immediate return to the role.

"No, I don't," Olsen responded when probed about missing the character. "I think it's been almost 10 years of playing her. And I've loved it." She further expressed gratitude for the unexpected creative space WandaVision provided, adding, "If someone were to tell me that I'm fired from Marvel movies, I will feel proud of what we made." Despite the global fame and adoration tied to her Marvel character, Olsen's ambition transcends the superhero realm.

She's "really trying to figure out how to load up other films and characters, so it becomes less about the Marvel of it all." Elizabeth Olsen's openness about her ambitions reminds us of the ever-evolving nature of an artist.

As she ventures beyond her iconic Marvel role, fans worldwide eagerly await to see which diverse roles she will embrace next.

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