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Welcome to , Elizabeth Olsen Source, your best source for all things related to Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth's breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in critically-acclaimed movies "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House". She made her name in indie movies until her role in 2014 blockbuster Godzilla and then as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in Marvel's Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. Her recent starring role in Facebook Watch's "Sorry For Your Loss" included her first Executive Producer position. Enjoy the many photos(including lots of exclusives!), articles, and videos on our site!

Elizabeth Olsen Was Terrified Of Singing In ‘I Saw The Light’

NYLON – After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival late last year, Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light—a film that had all the makings of a major Oscar contender at the time—was met with lukewarm reviews, forcing the studio to push its release out of awards season and into the early start of a crowded summer movie season. Now, it will be Batman vs. Superman vs. Hank Williams, in a box office showdown that should render the country legend’s tragic tale an afterthought among moviegoers, when I Saw the Light is released on March 25, opposite DC’s superhero juggernaut. It’s a shame too, since Tom Hiddleston as Williams, and Elizabeth Olsen as his first wife Audrey, deliver two of the best performances of their careers.

 

We sat down with Olsen after the film’s premiere, to discuss what it was like watching her rumored beau transform into one of the most iconic singers in American history, how she reconciled her own trepidations of playing a historical figure, and just what to expect when a little movie called Captain America: Civil War drops this May.

 

How much did you know about Hank Williams before you signed on for the project?

I knew the songs that were the most famous, so I’ve heard Hank’s name a lot. But I didn’t really know much about him.

 

Strange, since he’s considered one of the most influential songwriters ever, yet our generation just isn’t that familiar with his work.

No, but my friends who are musicians were. One of my best friend’s mothers, when I told her I was going to work on a Hank Williams film, she was like ‘Are you joking?’ It turns out her youngest daughter was named Audrey after my character. She told me that all of Audrey’s boots were engraved with her name, so I asked our costume designer to make me a pair of Audrey boots, and now I have my own pair of Audrey boots.

 

Was Audrey an egomaniac?

When I went to the Country Music Hall of Fame [in Nashville], they had a vault of all of the Williams family’s things that they were preserving, things like family photos, newspapers, collages, and in almost every photo, Audrey’s dresses were embroidered with a big “A” and all of her boots did, in fact, say “Audrey.”

 

What do you think that means?

Well, she always had a genuine expression on her face. She never seemed false. She was either truly having a joyful time, or she was just not having it. I think she’s a business woman, and I’m sure she saw certain things as branding opportunities. So she took on the whole business, and Hank had none of that, so in a way she’s very responsible for him having a career. They needed each other.

 

Talk to me about Tom’s performance. What was it like watching him transform from an outsider’s perspective?

I saw him singing first in the studio in Nashville. I was nervous at first because it was so intimidating. You’re trying to figure out being the actor singing for the part, without having played the part, which is a very strange place to be. It felt a little crunchy for both of us. But once we got on set and into character, everything just seeped in. When we were doing our camera test, Tom was taking on the facial expressions, had the outfit on, and I just thought ‘That is so gnarly.’

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Captain America: Civil War Set Interview: Elizabeth Olsen & Jeremy Renner

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SCREENRANT -Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron finally gave the team’s marksman, Hawkeye, the spotlight attention he deserved. As one of the few original Avengers without a solo origin story, Clint Barton’s (Jeremy Renner) background and personality can only be explored in team movies, and Ultron took advantage of this where its predecessor did not. Moviegoers were able to learn about his secret family life and why he’s the heart of the team.

 

And it’s a motivating speech, from the perspective of a non-superpowered soldier in Hawkeye, that helps newcomer Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) step up and fight alongside the Avengers. That relationship, as we learned from chatting with the pair last summer, continues in Captain America: Civil War. With her brother dead, the Avengers are the new family for Wanda, and it’s Clint who helps her feel at home.

 

In our interview, Renner talks about his new costume and how he’ll be using nonlethal arrows to battle fellow Avengers. And as for Scarlet Witch, we’ll see a whole new power level for the character who’s been developing and training in the year since Age of Ultron. No mind control this time!

 

Where do we pick up with your characters? [to Renner] At the end of Ultron, you’re chillin’ with your family, hanging at the farmhouse, and [to Olsen] you’re kind of reeling from the death of your brother. So where do we pick up with guys in Civil War?

 

Elizabeth Olsen: We leave Scarlet Witch without a home, without a family, and she ends up creating a surrogate family within the Avengers and making a decision to be a part of the team. I think a lot of that has to do with what Jeremy’s character – like his attitude towards her and the speech he gives her at the end of the film. So we pick up with her having started a new life, but still trying to figure out what her abilities are and if using them causes greater good or greater damage.

 

Jeremy Renner: Marvel’s really smart about continuing the storylines of all the different movies from Ultron into this one and blah to blah to blah – it’s pretty seamless. So where we left off in Ultron is definitely picked up in Cap 3 here, pretty smoothly I think.

 

So are you still wrestling with the fact of do I stay with my family or do I help with the situation – is that still kind of your motivation?

 

Jeremy Renner: I think that’ll always be there for [Clint] Barton, right? You have real life, and then you have fight life. [Laughs] And that’s the character that I love now – discovering that in him makes him a very sort of accessible Avenger. That’ll always be there, I’m sure. And it certainly plays in this one.

 

What is the bond like between you two?

 

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Elizabeth defends Tom Hiddleston’s Hank Williams casting: ‘He’s gracious – and he nailed it’

 

DIGITAL SPY – Elizabeth Olsen has defended co-star Tom Hiddleston’s casting as Hank Williams in their upcoming movie – claiming that he “nailed” his performance as the legendary singer.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron star – who was awarded Movie Actress of the Year at last night’s Elle Style Awards – ​plays Audrey Mae Williams​ opposite Hiddleston in Marc Abraham’s I Saw the Light, ​set for release later this year. ​

 

She told ​Digital Spy​: “I know some people were confused by why he was cast as the part, but you won’t think twice about when you watch the movie.”

 

Olsen also spoke about co-starring with Jeremy Renner in upcoming political thriller Windy River, and playing Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

 

TV Actress of the Year Liv Tyler, All Saints, Ellie Goulding, Nick Grimshaw and Inspiring Woman of the Year Karlie Kloss were also in attendance at yesterday’s star-studded ceremony at the Tate Britain.

Why Elizabeth Olsen Really Doesn’t Want A Scarlet Witch Movie

CINEMABLEND – Like her fellow Avengers Black Widow and Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch didn’t get a solo movie to set her up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, she and her brother Quicksilver were among the many characters introduced earlier this year in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While her brother didn’t survive the events of Ultron’s evil scheme, Scarlet Witch, a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff, has a bright future ahead of her in the MCU. However, there aren’t any official plans to give Scarlet Witch a solo adventure, and actress Elizabeth Olsen seems to be fine with that.

This past weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, Olsen was asked by Business Insider whether she’d ever want to lead a standalone Scarlet Witch film. The actress stated that while she loves the character, she doesn’t know if Scarlet Witch needs to go off on her own. Olsen said, “I’m not sure, honestly. I love my character, I just don’t know how that would fit in the whole Marvel universe or if it would even be necessary.”

Let’s put one of her concerns to rest: if Marvel wanted to find a way to fit a Scarlet Witch adventure into their film slate, they would do it. The studio has already plotted out their films to 2019 (and those are only the ones they’ve announced to the public), but there’s no reason they couldn’t give her a film during Phase Four. With abilities like telekinesis and hypnosis, she’s already one of the most powerful people in the MCU, – at least on Earth. A solo film might also be a chance for her relationship with The Vision to be explored, having married him previously in the comics. At the very least, a Scarlet Witch movie would give Marvel a chance to highlight another woman in the MCU on the big screen outside of an ensemble. Currently the only female-led solo movie they have on the docket is Captain Marvel in late 2018.

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Toronto Film Festival: Elizabeth for W Magazine

Elizabeth Olsen, actress (“I Saw the Light”)
On playing Hank Williams’s wife, Audrey Mae: “Nobody has very nice things to say about her. She was untalented and wanted to be a star, so there were a lot of reasons to have an issue with her personality. But at the same time, she was dealing with an alcoholic husband who was never home, so you end up having compassion and empathy for her. I just tried to be her lawyer—to, you know, defend her.”

Elizabeth Olsen Thinks ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is “Going to be the Best One”

SUPERHEROHYPE – Following this year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the collective Marvel team ended with a different roster than it began and among the new members was Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, AKA Scarlet Witch. Olsen is set to reprise her role in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and speaking with Premiere, the actress opened up about the film and had high praise for it and newcomer Daniel Brühl.

“I think it’s going to be the best one, no, no, but for real, I am very excited to see it for myself. I only worked on set for five weeks, so I wasn’t there for the majority of it, but Daniel Brühl is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it. He’s incredible. It’s a movie about people as opposed to robots this time, so it’s darker and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines.”

Set for release in the United States on May 6, 2016, Captain America: Civil War is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. It is set to feature the return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, this time joined in his “solo” film by fellow Avengers Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

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Elizabeth on the New Avengers Film and her Famous Sisters

THE TELEGRAPH – If there were any question as to whether the actress Elizabeth Olsen remains in the shadow of her older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, her role in the new Avengers film should put paid to that notion once and for all. “To be part of a movie that’s as universal as Avengers is incredible,” she says when we meet at Café Gratitude in West Hollywood, a celebrity-favourite vegan haunt where the walls are decorated with vacuously upbeat LA phrases such as “I adore myself and everyone else” and “I know I am divine”.

Petite and pretty, Olsen is instantly recognisable when she arrives, wearing gym clothes – an exercise top, leggings and black trainers – with her blond hair scraped back into a messy ponytail and a chic bag from The Row, one of her sisters’ fashion labels, over her shoulder.

Down-to-earth and self-deprecating, she is seen as the most “normal” of the Olsen sisters, apparently unscathed by the media circus that has surrounded her family since Mary-Kate and Ashley made their acting debut, aged only nine months, on the American sitcom Full House. “It’s just crazy,” says Olsen, 26, who is three years younger than them. “They’ve never had a year off work their whole lives.”

In recent years the twins have distanced themselves from the film industry, focusing on their work as fashion designers. “They’re amazing, diligent, kind, beautiful, hard-working women who have tons of responsibility and are great at what they do,” Olsen says.

In the meantime Elizabeth – or Lizzie, as she is known – has gently manoeuvred herself into the limelight. In 2011 she caused a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival with her beautifully nuanced performances in two independent films: Silent House, an American remake of a Uruguayan horror film; and the critically acclaimed drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, in which she played a girl who escapes a dangerous cult.

Since then she has delivered equally deft performances in several less memorable movies (Liberal Arts and Red Lights, for example), but she reached a much wider audience with last year’s Godzilla remake, in which she played a young nurse and mother married to a military bomb-disposal expert, the film’s hero, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. She reunites with Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron, this time taking the role of his twin sister, Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, while he plays the superhero Quicksilver, also known as Pietro Maximoff.

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Elizabeth covers Fashion Magazine May 2015

Elizabeth graces the cover of the May issue of Fashion magazine, available on newsstands April 20, 2015.

FASHION MAGAZINE – Out of the long list of talented, young and beautiful stars in Hollywood, Elizabeth Olsen stands as a lone wolf. A self-described “old soul,” the 26-year-old actress studies Chekhov and Stanislavsky, avoids TMZ at all costs and has managed to opt out of all social media channels for fear of losing focus (Olsen has no Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts). All this makes her the perfect choice to grace FASHION’s May cover as the issue aims to celebrate the intelligence and style of women of all ages (make sure to also check out exclusive profiles with Joni Mitchell, Gigi Hadid, Kim Gordon and Julianne Moore).

Photographed and interviewed in New York City, Olsen’s feature with FASHION—which will be on newsstands on April 20—covers her generational concerns, her upcoming role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Hank Williams biopic, I See The Light. Here’s a sneak peak of Olsen’s conversation with FASHION’s features editor, Elio Iannacci.

On the way people her age are depicted on TV and film:
“It is annoying to me the way my generation is written about—that we are all entitled slackers and hackers.”

On the super fierceness of her character—The Scarlet Witch—in Avengers: Age of Ultron:
“She’s grounded and centered because she’s always receiving information—she knows everyone’s everything because of her telekinesis. She has access to the past, the present, the future and parallel universes—she can connect with all of them.”

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