Superhero movies are characterized by having action and scenes in which the actors must not only be in good physical condition, but also learn certain stunts and movements to simulate the battles and heroics of the powerful characters they play.
However, despite the fact that the productions have actors who are in charge of doing these risk scenes, the protagonists do not exempt themselves from having to carry out one or another sudden movement or something risky, which some stars do not seem to like. altogether. Such is the case of Elizabeth Olsen, who claims to hate making the risky moves of her character from the Marvel tapes.
Doing some action scenes seems “ridiculous” to him
During an interview with Stephen Colbert for his show The Late Showthe American actress who gives life to the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU, for its acronym in English), confessed that to play this character she has been forced to perform countless scenes in which she has carried out stunts of risk that falls to his stunt double.
After assuring that the production insists that she be the one to carry out these choreographies and risky movements despite the fact that her doubles, Katelyn Brooke and CC Ice, are present on the set, Olsen affirmed that it is “ridiculous” for her to take a shot which will have to be repeated later.
Without a doubt, my vertigo has been removed. Sometimes I say, ‘Okay, how many more times do you want me to do it?’ But other times I get pretty scared.
Although she assured that due to these scenes she has managed to overcome her vertigo, Elizabeth Olsen described that when recording these situations, she came to feel that her stomach was coming out and compared it to the adrenaline that people feel when they get on the roller coaster that, at To tell the truth, it is an activity that she does not enjoy or does for pleasure.
There is a [escena] in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ where I had to drop from thirty feet high and land. They wanted to drop me fast enough to make it look like an impact, but I’d land like Peter Pan. I’d tell them, ‘Use double. This is ridiculous: there is a double for a reason. Replace the face…’ They do it all the time.’ And they ended up using it.
During the conversation, when talking about the action shots, the Scarlet Witch interpreter recalled one of the scenes from Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness where he had to launch himself from a considerable height and land impressively, a movement that took him a long time to achieve, so he asked that they use his double, assuring that this was his job.
This is the scene he talked about in the interview
And it was exactly that dinner pic.twitter.com/YYmI1n14S9
— Scarlet Witch Brazil (@scarletwitch_br) April 21, 2023
Although not all the action scenes have been played by Olsen, the production makes sure that most of them are, but that does not change the actress’s opinion that it is her double who does that job, since she assures that she does it better.
After his confession, the reactions in the networks did not wait and the users expressed their opinion about it. While some supported her position, a few others have differed from her opinion and judged her for not wanting to do such scenes. Below we leave you the most popular reactions on Twitter.
1. An actor has to be prepared for everything
Woman, for God’s sake, this is also part of your job and you know that in the film industry the actor is very important to know how to ‘do everything’.
2. He ensures that his double does much better
The legend loves his doppelganger, CC White. Not surprisingly, the two have been working together for several years.
3. If you did your own stunts, it takes away your work
4. Many would like to pretend they have superpowers
If I did a movie and I was a superhero, I don’t want to do a stunt, I would like to do every scene possible for someone who is a true fan and dreams of having these powers, being able to pretend that having them is kind of surreal, but I get his point.
5. They do not share your opinion but respect it