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31 Extraordinary Facts You Never Knew About Elizabeth Olsen – The Scarlet Witch


Elizabeth Olsen was first introduced as the “other or younger” sister of the fashion icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, but has gradually and steadily turned the tables. Now a days, people associate the last name Olsen more with the “other” sister Elizabeth, with warm brown hair and clear green eyes. The younger sister, unlike her ultra-famous twin sisters, is known for taking on edgier roles and earning critical acclaim. Here are a few unknown facts about the actress:

  1. Although the 2011 movie “Silent House” the first to be released starring Elizabeth, it was actually her third movie after her debut in the “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” However, her first feature film acting job was with “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding.”
  2. Her parents Jarnette Olsen and David Olsen gave her the middle name of Chase, as they actually wanted her to chase after her twin sisters – Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
  3. Elizabeth had to audition twice for the role of Martha in the movie “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” and began filming only two weeks after winning the part. It was because the director Sean Durkin was looking for an unknown actress for the role.
  4. In preparation for her role as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in the “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” she reportedly drew on her relationship with her older brother Trent and her twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley, as in the movie, her character loses her twin brother Pietro Maximoff.
  5. For the “Silent House” movie, she impressed the directors Kentis and Lau with her audition, who selected her despite their requirement of an actress well versed in theatrical training to put up with the demanding nature of the filming process.
  6. She has a fashion line named after her, introduced by her twin sisters – Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, in a move to show their love for her. The twin sisters named the collection Elizabeth and James, who is Elizabeth’s elder brother known by the name of Trent.
  7. Her portrayal of the lead character of Juliet in an Off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” by the Classic Stage Company, was praised a lot by the critics as well as the audience in the year 2013 in New York City.
  8. During the filming of the movie “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” she and her co-star Sarah Paulson are said to have formed a great bond and even invented some background for their character’s relationships. It was like even though it’s vague in the script and for the viewers, the duo knew exactly what their characters are feeling and talking about.
  9. Even after being an important part of the movie “Oldboy,” she was not aware of the ending, until she watched it at the New York City premiere. She claimed that no one hinted or spoiled it for her, and that she had never been so shocked or surprised by an ending, since maybe like the 1999 movie “The Sixth Sense.”
  10. In the movie “Very Good Girls,” although her character Gerry does not end up with the character of David played by Boyd Holbrook, she ended up dating the actor, and even got engaged to him in real life. However, the relationship did not last long and the duo called off their engagement.
  11. During her high school days, she did not go by her last name of Olsen, in an effort to avoid any kind of preferential treatment. She was an excellent student and was a favorite for every teacher. But, she had to keep missing classes to try the different auditions.
  12. She was so close with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, her co-star from the 2014 movie “Godzilla,” that the duo consulted each other before signing on for the roles of Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver.
  13. In fact, it took Joss Whedon almost a year to convince Taylor Johnson to sign on for the role of Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver, who was nervous even after accepting the role. It was reported that he felt comfortable in portraying the role only after knowing that Olsen would be playing the role of his sister Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, and would also be his filming partner for most of the movie.
  14. During the period of filming “Silent House” and even afterwards, Elizabeth suffered from nightmares, just because she would keep thinking of frightening things throughout the day.
  15. Talking about her nude scenes in the movie “Oldboy” she claimed that she has no problem being nude on camera, as she chooses roles which disrobes to make her feel empowered, and that she would never do a character which shows off for a beauty shot in a bikini in a beach.
  16. Her favorite pastime is cooking and claims to love being the kitchen, making baked goods for her family. She even added that she gets too much happiness from good food.
  17. Lizzie is the brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, and has starred in their campaign video and print ads for #ConfidentBeauty campaign, in the year 2019.
  18. In an effort to give their best performances, she and her co-star Taylor Johnson read and studied every single issue of “Marvel Ultimates,” to learn and understand their roles of Wanda and Pietro Maximoff better.
  19. For her character of Audrey Williams in the movie “I Saw the Light,” about the country-western singer Hank Williams, she reportedly did her own singing, just like her co-star Tom Hiddleston, who played the role of Hank Williams.
  20. Her first audition was for the children-themed movie “Spy Kids,” when she was just 10 years old. She reportedly received a call back from the filmmakers, but failed to get the part. However, she is happy that she lost the part, as she feels taking the role would have type-cast her.
  21. Elizabeth reportedly worked with a dance choreographer during the filming of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to make her movements even more graceful for action sequences.
  22. During the filming of the movie “Wind River” in which she played the role of Jane Banner, she is said to have experienced snow blindness, a condition also known as arc eye or photokeratitis, caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.
  23. As a kid, she took ballet and singing lessons and even started her acting career by appearing in her twin sister’s movies.
  24. She began dating musician Robbie Arnett of Milo Greene, an indie pop band, in the year 2016. On July 30, 2019, she announced her engagement to Arnett after three years of dating.
  25. Although the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was the first credited movie for her role of Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, she first appeared in a mid-credits scene in the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which sets the stage for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
  26. Talking about her character of Martha in the “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” she claimed that she was just completely obsessed and in love with “Martha” and the script. She also praised director Sean Durkin for the complex character of Martha and added that he had a smart way of writing a character that really hasn’t been written.
  27. She attended the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and even went for a semester at the Moscow Art Theatre School through the MATS program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
  28. For her performance in the breakthrough role of Martha in the “Martha Marcy May Marlene” she has won a number of accolades including the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards as the Most Promising Performer to the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
  29. In 2020, she will be starring alongside her “Avengers” co-star Paul Bettany in the Marvel television series “WandaVision” to be aired on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
  30. The said series will be a tied in to the MCU’s upcoming film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” in which Elizabeth has confirmed to reprise her role of Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.
  31. Elizabeth Olsen Net Worth: $9 Million
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