IGN – We’re only a little over a month away from the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron — the final piece in the Phase 2 puzzle before the next phase begins with Civil War, Spider-Man in the MCU, Black Panther, and more.
IGN’s Roth Cornet had the opportunity to visit the set of the Joss Whedon-helmed sequel, along with a small group of other journalists. While there, we talked to Elizabeth Olsen, aka Scarlet Witch, about her character’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda Maximoff’s insane powers, and her not-so-comic-inspired costume…
Question: Can you talk about your Eastern European accent?
Elizabeth Olsen: We know that we’re from Eastern Europe. It’s a make-believe place, so it’s something that Aaron and I — with the dialect coach — kind of created together.
Question: How are we introduced to your character?
Olsen: I think you’ve already been introduced at the end of Cap 2.
Question: Is that continued?
Olsen: A little bit, yeah. There is definitely a connection that is very evident. You know, that world is very specific, so it’s almost like… hospital-ish, you know? And the way that we’ve designed the costumes for the characters is based off of these two kids being on their own. They’re using whatever they can to the best of their ability — like if they see a street vendor and they just grab something off a street vendor. So it has hints of Eastern Europe, but it’s also [got] this kind of kitschy, vagabond feel as well.
Question: Has working together previously [with Aaron Taylor Johnson in Godzilla] made this experience easier?
Olsen: Totally. I mean, if you look at the comics, the two of them are always so close to each other. Their comfortability around each other is so specific. So it’s nice to know Aaron, and it’s also nice to have a friend when you’re joining such a big project like this with potentially intimidating people. And it is nice to feel like we have this… Like, [The Avengers] have their movies — well, we had a movie too! [Laughs] it was that kind of teammate feel.
I have added pictures of Lizzie at the Tom Ford Autumn/Winter 2015 Womenswear Collection and replaced her latest events with high quality photos.
Public Appearances > 2015
BUZZFEED – A small police force was pinned down behind a makeshift barricade of smoldering car chassis and fallen slabs of concrete on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, its gunfire no match for the relentless onslaught of hostile robots of the film’s title, barreling down the barely recognizable city street. The windows of a nearby high-rise exploded in clouds of billowing black smoke as extras attempted to flee the carnage raining down all around them. If there was ever a time for one of the Avengers to swoop in and save the day, it was this moment.
But instead of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), or the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), a man in dark motorcycle pants and a body-hugging silver shirt sprinted into the middle of the action, carrying a woman in a tattered black dress and stylish red jacket in his arms. They looked less like superheroes, and more like European party kids who’d just emerged from an all-day rave and accidentally stumbled into chaos. The man skidded to a stop and the woman flew out of his arms — and directly into the path of the oncoming Ultrons.
But there was nothing to worry about: She was far from helpless, and he was always on his toes. They were twin siblings Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, also known respectively as Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) — the newest members of the Avengers franchise.
As the actors and extras set up for the next take, writer-director Joss Whedon explained to BuzzFeed News why Pietro had been carrying his sister. “They have a lovely expedited form of transportation,” he said with a smile.
I have added high quality scans of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in the latest issue of SFX magazine.
Magazine Scans > 2015 > SFX (May)
There is a new photoshoot of Lizzie and you can find outtakes from the Spring/Summer issue of Vs. Magazine in our gallery.
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > 2015 > Session 001
Lizzie looked adorable as she attended the Sidaction Gala Dinner 2015 at Pavillon d’Armenonville on January 29, 2015 in Paris.
Public Appearances > 2015 > Sidaction Gala Dinner