I’m so sorry that I haven’t updated this year. I took a short break in December and it just kept extending. I’m working hard to get everything updated!
VULTURE – What’s for you will not pass you, according to a lot of quote cards on Pinerest, and the role of Daenerys Targaryen was apparently not for Elizabeth Olsen. At Vulture’s Emmy studio this week, Olsen told us about one of her early auditions, which happened to be for a certain HBO fantasy about ten years ago. “When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi. I forgot that,” she said. “It was the most awkward audition I’d ever had.” Olsen says she auditioned with a monologue from the end of the first season: “[From] after she just burned. And she’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible. Anytime someone says, ‘Bad audition story.’ That’s one I remember.”
Now, though, Olsen is as Thrones-obsessed as the rest of us. “I’m just so deep in Game of Thrones that all I can think about is Kit Harington,” she said. “I mean, he’s just brainwashed me.” Welcome to the club!
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2018 > DEC 9: BROOKS BROTHERS AND ST JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – As Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen doesn’t have a mystical hammer or state-of-the-art suit. Instead, she flings bolts of energy at bad guys while bending and contorting like a Martha Graham dancer. But she still needs a stuntwoman for those tricky moments like when she gets thrown through a restaurant window.
“I love fighting, and I love wrecking through things,” says C.C. Ice, the stuntwoman who got the job. “So if you want to throw me through that door, that’s where I’m going.”
Growing up in a small town in Missouri, one of 13 kids, Ice, 38, was exposed to stunts at a very early age, mostly at the insistence of her five older brothers. “Somebody would have an idea like, ‘Hey let’s jump down the staircase using a trash bag as a parachute. C.C.’s the smallest, let’s have her try it!'” she recalls. By way of a gig as a magician’s assistant (where she learned about blades, fire and how to fall through trap doors without getting hurt), she made her way from Missouri to the East Coast and then to Los Angeles in 2007, just in time for the writers strike. She remembers: “I was like, ‘I’m here!’ and they were like, ‘We’re on strike!’”
Ice found steady pay as a production assistant while training for stunt work on the side. She received her SAG card as a stunt performer in 2011, and moved to Atlanta, following Hollywood productions that were migrating to Georgia to take advantage of film tax breaks. That’s where she ended up landing the gig doing utility stunts on Captain America: Civil War, after which she was paired with Olsen on Avengers: Infinity War, beginning with six months of stunt prep.
So far, the biggest challenge for both actress and double hasn’t been smashing through windows — it’s been pinning down the character’s strange, twisted action moves. Olsen remembers director Joss Whedon visually demonstrating. “He would show us his knees bending lots of weird ways and his fingers going crazy,” recalls the 29-year-old actress, who worked with choreographer Jennifer White on Scarlet’s moves in Age of Ultron. “We were having a really hard time finding people who understood the physical language,” says Olsen. “C.C. elevated us.”
Olsen and Ice’s work will next be seen in the upcoming Avengers film, and, with the plot being kept under lock and key, Scarlet Witch’s fate remains unknown. But, according to Olsen, Ice wil be able to handle it all. “The crazy thing to me about C.C. is she can do anything you ask her to do,” says the actress. “I’ve talked about [her] to so many people.” On a recent set, another actress was recommending her stuntwoman to Olsen. “I was just like, ‘Girl, you don’t even know my stunt person. Let me know if you need a stunt person!’”
I have spent the last couple of weeks updating the gallery with missing events, additional photos and upgrading any medium quality photos to high quality. Below are the events that have had additions.
Gallery Links – New Events:
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2017 > JAN 21: SEEN AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2017 > JAN 22: SEEN AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2016 > APR 25: VISITING BBC ONE RADIO
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2016 > AUG 14: JEN KLEIN DAY OF INDULGENCE 2016
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2015 > APR 11: “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” PHOTOCALL
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2012 > SEP 8: 2012 US OPEN – DAY 13
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2011 > OCT 5: NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL ‘MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE’ PRESS CONFERENCE
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2011 > OCT 11: 49TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL – ‘MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE’ AFTER PARTY
Gallery Links – Additional Photos Added to Multiple Albums:
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2018
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2017
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2016
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2015
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2014
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2013
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2012
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2011
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2010
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2004
Congratulations to the cast of Avengers: Infinity War for their People’s Choice Award wins!
THE MOVIE OF 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
THE ACTION MOVIE OF 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
- PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2018 > 10TH HAMILTON BEHIND THE CAMERA AWARDS
COLLIDER – On the heels of yesterday’s news that Disney’s upcoming streaming service would be featuring a Winter Soldier/Falcon-focused limited TV series, it looks like the previously announced Scarlet Witch standalone series will be a two-hander. Longtime MCU player Paul Bettany, who has been the voice of JARVIS since 2008’s Iron Man before getting to appear on screen in the artificial flesh as the superheroic android Vision, is now expected to join Elizabeth Olsen in the streaming series.
/Film reports that Bettany will have a significant part to play in the Scarlet Witch limited series in a narrative that will likely focus on the relationship between Vision and Wanda Maximoff before the arrival of Thanos and his dusty fingers. Like the Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki series and the previously mentioned Winter Soldier/Falcon show, Scarlet Witch is expected to be six to eight episodes long and won’t be connected to either the Netflix Marvel TV universe or that of Disney’s broadcast banner, ABC. Production of the streaming series will be handled by Marvel Studios and not Marvel Television, bringing blockbuster-like budgets to each focused, limited season.
Not much more information is available on any of the MCU TV series, except for the fact that Empire writer Malcolm Spellman will write the limited series centering on Falcon and Winter Solidier. We should expect further confirmation from Disney proper once they’ve got their marketing machine all revved up and ready to go with official cast confirmations, title reveals, release dates, and more. Disney’s not alone in trying to get their many-headed streaming service up and available to the masses, but they might just be the furthest along the track in the quest to dethrone Netflix.