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Marvel Star Elizabeth Olsen Recalls Game of Thrones Audition: “It Was Awful”

Before she was the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Wanda Maximoff, Elizabeth Olsen scored an audition for Game of Thrones. The audition in question was for the character of Daenerys Targaryen, one of the show's main characters and a role that ended up making Emilia Clarke a household name. As Olsen herself puts it, her try out for the role was nothing more than "awful."
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WandaVision: Why Marvel's Scarlet Witch Series Scared Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen was "mortified" by the thought of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision (Paul Bettany) leading their own television series for Marvel Studios, which launched Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with WandaVision. What was planned as the second Marvel series after The Falcon and the Winter Soldier instead went first when Falcon delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic put Wanda Maximoff and Vision out in front, starring in a meta and surreal sitcom that Marvel producer Kevin Feige envisioned as a celebration of television and the decades of classic sitcoms that inspired WandaVision.
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Doctor Strange 2’s Elizabeth Olsen Shares Thoughts On The Film Being Compared To Indiana Jones

Outside of Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch both participating in Avengers: Endgame’s climactic battle and attending Tony Stark’s funeral, the two heroes haven’t crossed paths, but that will soon change thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Following the events of the Disney+ series WandaVision, the next chapter of Wanda Maximoff’s story will unfold in the Doctor Strange sequel. Earlier this month, Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron compared Stephen Strange to Indiana Jones, but as far as this upcoming movie as a whole goes, Elizabeth Olsen thinks Multiverse of Madness is more scary than the adventures starring the fedora-wearing, whip-wielding protagonist.
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Elizabeth Olsen BOMBED ‘Game of Thrones’ Khaleesi Audition

If you’ve ever watched HBO’s epic Game of Thrones series — and, really, who hasn’t seen at least a few episodes? — you’ve probably had the pleasure (or displeasure, depending on which side of her wrath you’re on) of meeting Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen/Khaleesi. The Mother of Dragons was one...
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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Elizabeth Olsen (‘WandaVision’)

Elizabeth Olsen is a gifted young actress who, over the course of a decade in screen acting, has become a major star. She first burst onto the scene in Sean Durkin‘s 2011 directorial debut Martha Marcy May Marlene, a Sundance sensation for which she received a breakthrough actor Gotham Award nomination, best actress Critics’ Choice and Spirit Award nominations and a BAFTA EE Rising Star Award nomination. She subsequently did standout work in numerous other indies including 2013’s Kill Your Darlings, 2015’s I Saw the Light and 2017’s Ingrid Goes West and Wind River, and on TV in the Facebook Watch drama series Sorry for Your Loss, which ran for two seasons spanning 2018 through 2019. But since 2013 she has been best known as a member of the Marvel family, playing Wanda Maximoff — aka Scarlet Witch, a Sokovian mutant with the power of chaos magic — on the big screen, with limited screen time, in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, and then this year on the small screen in the limited series WandaVision, Disney+’s first MCU TV series and the first series in phase four of the MCU, for which she has garnered rave reviews and Emmy buzz.

Elizabeth Olsen Says Scarlet Witch is a MCU Criminal

There is little doubt that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has its share of criminals. But could one of the heroes actually be considered one? Elizabeth Olsen just confirmed that her character Scarlet Witch was a criminal in WandaVision. In WandaVision, it was revealed that Wanda Maximoff had created the Hexagon...

WandaVision Star Elizabeth Olsen Calls Scarlet Witch an MCU Criminal

Throughout the nine episodes of WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) kept an entire town of New Jersey residents under her sway. Within "The Hex" she established around Westview, the Scarlet Witch served as the puppet master to hundreds, if not thousands, of residents. Olsen herself says the character's actions were criminal, and she'll most certainly be on the run by the time we see her next.
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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Elizabeth Olsen (‘WandaVision’) Elizabeth Olsen is a gifted young actress who, over the course of a decade in screen acting, has become a major star. She first burst onto the scene in Sean Durkin‘s 2011 directorial debut Martha Marc…. How ‘WandaVision’ Re-created Classic Sitcom Camera Magic.
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Elizabeth Olsen shares ‘bizarre’ story involving Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts

Elizabeth Olsen has claimed she once saw Jessica Chastain rescue Naomi Watts from a security guard who was “assaulting” her at a fashion show.The WandaVision star appeared on the YouTube series First We Feast on Thursday (17 June), where she was asked by host Sean Evans if she’d ever seen “hijinks” at a fashion event.“I was part of one of the craziest things I had ever seen,” Olsen said. “I’m not gonna name the design company, but it was the security guard of the person who ran the whole company, not the designer, [who] was assaulting Naomi Watts to...
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Elizabeth Olsen reveals her favourite WandaVision Easter egg

Elizabeth Olsen has revealed the WandaVision Easter egg she likes best. While appearing on Hot Ones, the Scarlet Witch actor was asked if she had a favorite Easter egg in the series. "I learn about Easter eggs when people point them out. So the one that I learned about that I thought was really great was, there's a wine bottle that's poured in the first episode, in the '50s episode, and it's in French but I think it translated to something like… House of Madness or something like that, that's a reference to House of M. And that's just like our brilliant prop guy being cute and putting in those things, he just thinks of them."

Elizabeth Olsen Has Wrapped on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

In her recent Actors on Actors interview for Variety, Elizabeth Olsen revealed that she has completed filming her role in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. During the interview with fellow actor Kaley Cuoco, Olsen corrected the Big Bang Theory star when she mentioned that she was currently shooting the film. "I finished Doctor Strange 2," Olsen said, before going on to discuss the hectic and tight schedule between WandaVision and the upcoming MCU movie.