“It made me nervous and overheated”: Elizabeth Olsen Had to Fight Her Own Fears for Her $45M Taylor Sheridan Movie With Marvel Co-Star Jeremy Renner

Elizabeth Olsen Had to Fight Her Own Fears for Her $45M Taylor Sheridan Movie With Marvel Co-Star Jeremy Renner
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Although she is popularly known for portraying Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elizabeth Olsen’s resume consists of several projects ranging from indie dramas to big-budget sci-fi action flicks. Her 2017 film, Wind River is also considered to feature some of the best work of the 34-year-old actress. Starring Olsen alongside her Marvel co-star Jeremy Renner, as an FBI agent and wildlife officer, respectively, the film follows the two characters as they attempt to solve a murder.

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Elizabeth Olsen in Wind River (2017)
Elizabeth Olsen in Wind River (2017)

The movie was a critical and commercial success making $45 million at the box office on a budget of $11 million. While the lead cast of the film was also praised for their work, the WandaVision star has shared that she was very nervous portraying the character of an FBI agent in the 2017 film.

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Elizabeth Olsen Was Nervous While Filming Wind River

Elizabeth Olsen has shared that she was surprised when Taylor Sheridan offered her the role of Jane Banner in the 2017 film. However, the actress has claimed that the filmmaker had made up his mind to cast her in the movie alongside Jeremy Renner.

Elizabeth Olsen with Taylor Sheridan
Elizabeth Olsen with Taylor Sheridan

While she accepted the offer, there were still some things about her character that concerned her. “But the thing I was most concerned with was physically walking, talking, and shooting,” she shared. These were some of the things, along with screaming “FBI,” which became the reason for her nervousness while portraying the character.

At one point, I had to scream ‘FBI!’ That’s something you see in movies,” she recalled. And it was nerve-wracking for the actress to do it herself. “I didn’t even like raising my hand in college. It made me nervous and overheated,” Olsen shared. Despite feeling nervous, the actress was able to perform as required during a standoff sequence in the movie.

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Wind River (2017)
Wind River (2017)

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Is Elizabeth Olsen Returning in the Wind River Sequel?

In 2022, Variety reported that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland is set to work on a sequel to Taylor Sheridan’s 2017 film Wind River. The sequel is titled Wind River: The Next Chapter and has confirmed the return of Martin Sensmeier as Chip Hanson from the 2017 film.

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River (2017)
Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River (2017)

Recent reports also stated that Scott Eastwood and Jason Clarke have also joined the cast of the film, among others. However, there have been no updates about Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen’s return in the sequel. Earlier reports claimed that she could reprise her character in Kari Skogland’s upcoming film, but it is now believed that the actress would not return in the Wind River sequel. The same is also alleged about Renner’s character as well.

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Wind River is available on Prime Video.

The release date for Wind River: The Next Chapter is not revealed yet.

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Source: The Denver Post

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.