‘There’s No Longevity in One Character’, Elizabeth Olsen wants to get rid of the role of Scarlet Witch

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June 11, 2024

The actress also got candid about valuing privacy, hoping to have children but not wanting them to go into acting before they turn 18.

Elizabeth Olsen wants to explore other characters besides Marvel‘s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

The Love & Death star got candid with The Times of London about her feelings surrounding her longtime character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, who most recently appeared in Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness.

While discussing her most famous role with the publication, Olsen appeared conflicted to the reporter. She said, “I’m trying to figure out… Because, specifically in the last four years, my output has been Marvel. I don’t want… It’s not that I don’t want to be associated as just this character.”

The WandaVision actress continued, “But I really feel like I need to be building other parts back up for balance. I so much want to do films right now. And I hope some of them come together in the way I feel like they can. But yeah, that’s something that I need. I just need more, other characters in my life. There’s no longevity in one character.”

Prior to joining the MCU, she felt she had found a “sweet spot” in the roles that she would accept. A couple films she is “very proud” of from that time are Wind River and Ingrid Goes West.

“They were so different and you can’t compare them,” Olsen said. “So, I just want more of that in my life just because I get satisfaction from the variation.”

Elsewhere in the profile, the actress opened up about not maintaining a very public life outside of her work, explaining that she doesn’t want to be seen as a celebrity, just an actor. She also shared she hopes to start a family with her husband, Robbie Arnett. If they have children, however, Olsen said she wouldn’t allow them to work in Hollywood before they turn 18.

“Hard no. My sisters are unique so it’s not a reflection on them when I say no, I think it’s a reflection more on culture today,” she said. “Being younger today is already so complicated. To amplify it by being a child actor and then amplify it by social media, I just think it’s a lot for a kid’s development.”

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