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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!

Press: ‘I don’t want superhero films to rip up my indie roots’

 

EVENING STANDARD – Wind River actress Elizabeth Olsen has built up her reputation working on a string of acclaimed indie films.

 

But the star is worried that becoming too much of a household name could make her on-screen characters less believable.

 

The 29-year-old even said she had to think twice about joining the cast of the blockbuster Avengers movies as Scarlet Witch.

 

She told A List: “I did and I still do [have concerns]. I still think, ‘Uh! Who would I have worked with if I hadn’t done a superhero movie?’

 

“And then you’re like, ‘Ah forget it’. It’s a woulda shoulda coulda kind of thing.

 

“I did think about [the difference] because it’s an association — an image thing — and you still want to be taken seriously for other kinds of story-telling.

 

“You also don’t want to get bigger than your characters ever — there are some actors that are hard to watch because you think of them as [a famous character]… and so you’re like, ‘I can’t think of you as this person who’s a janitor…’ ”

 

Olsen’s recent credits include Ingrid Goes West and the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light, opposite Tom Hiddleston, and she is currently shooting comedy drama series Sorry For Your Loss for Facebook’s new on-demand service.

 

The younger sister of fashion designer twins and former child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, she made her breakthrough in the thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, about a woman returned to her family from a cult.

 

Olsen, below, returns to the Marvel universe for the fourth time in Avengers: Infinity War, having first played the role in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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She said: “The thing I love about Scarlet is it’s not about matching the men’s strength. She is a character that’s very emotional — and that’s OK. There are aspects of being a woman that should be embraced — it’s not just about fighting and putting on pants.”

 

Olsen says she has her own action figure of Scarlet at home: “I don’t even want it out — it just needs to be in a bin in a cupboard, so when I have children one day, they’ll be like, ‘This is so weird!’”

 

Avengers: Infinity War is in cinemas on April 26

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