Elizabeth Olsen Says Making Marvel Movies Is ‘Painful’ and ‘Embarrassing’

Elizabeth Olsen is a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Olsen, 33, has played Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in 6 MCU films as well as the hit show Wanda Visionbut admitted that she found it “embarrassing” to film certain scenes for the superhero genre.

“It’s just silly,” Olsen said Variety. “There’s a lot of silly stuff. I always wish that one day they would just release a version of the movie without any special effects, because then you understand how ridiculous it is. And how spectacular the work involved in making them.

The American actress notably stated that the most serious and dramatic scenes are the ones she finds the most confrontational to film.

“It’s very embarrassing to shoot this stuff, because, for example, the world depends on you to do it.”

Olsen opened up about the particular moment she saw her co-star Paul Bettany’s character, Vision, die in Avengers: Infinity War.

“It was one of the last things we shot,” she told the outlet. “I felt really comfortable with him as an actor if we had to improvise that beat a bit. We were trying to find it, with [directors] the Russos guiding us.

“And I just remember laughing the rest of the day, while [Thanos actor Josh] Brolin had his helmet on. And I don’t know. These movies are very silly, but you have to pretend to make them work.

Olsen admitted that some of his character’s scenes are particularly worth shooting, including claiming there are special powers coming out of his fingers.

“Ugh, I do this in public. But you have an outstretched hand that energetically stops something,” she explained.

“And then you have another hand pulling this fake thing out of that dotted face. And it is painful and moving.

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission

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