Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch is portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She admitted to Variety that recording her sequences can occasionally be “embarrassing.” She remarked, “Shooting those kinds of things is incredibly embarrassing because, like, the world depends on you performing it. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Even though the Marvel Cinematic Universe films have delighted viewers all around the world for almost 15 years, the actors occasionally find the process of putting it all to the screen strange and unsettling.
It is for Elizabeth Olsen, at least.
The actor, who has been playing Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the MCU for years, recently spoke with told Variety about how it can be difficult to perform her witch moves in front of the camera.
It’s stupid, she remarked. “There are many absurd things. I’ve always wished that they would simply cut off the visual effects and release the movie so that people could see how absurd it feels. And what incredible labour goes into creating these.”
Olsen thought back to the scene in the scene in “Avengers: Infinity War” where Maximoff battles Thanos (Josh Brolin) for the Mind Stone while also attempting to remove it from Vision (Paul Bettany).
She told the trade, “It’s incredibly awkward to shoot those types of things because, like, the world depends on you doing it. “It was a great deal of relief when it was over. And the remainder of the day, while Brolin was wearing his helmet, I simply remember having a good time. And I’m not sure. These movies are incredibly stupid, but in order for them to succeed, you have to act outrageously.”
Olsen continued by explaining in greater detail why acting in such a circumstance can be embarrassing.