Why Elizabeth Olsen Doesn’t Want Kids to See Her as Role Model

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Elizabeth Olsen, 33, had her first appearance in a Marvel film in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and she reprises her role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness this week. Scarlet Witch, however, is not a role model for children, according to the Marvel actress.

Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Wanda Maximoff’s backstory:

Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch on Doctor Strange 2
Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch.

In the Disney+ series WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen’s persona underwent considerable transformations. She mind-controlled the whole town of Westview in order to enjoy a fantasy life with Vision, her dead lover who Thanos had murdered in Infinity War. By the series finale, she was attempting to conquer the Darkhold in order to resurrect Billy and Tommy, the fictional children she had fabricated in Westview. Wanda’s tale resumes in Multiverse of Madness, with her mourning for her children and a newly acquired hatred against Doctor Strange. She reminds him in a moment from the trailer how the world reacts so differently to him, “You break the rules and become a hero. I do it, I become the enemy”.


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What Elizabeth Olsen said about the Scarlet Witch:

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff Scarlet Witch and Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange Multiverse Madness
Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness.

Following the release of the movie, Elizabeth spilled some beans on the Scarlet Witch’s role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the Doctor Strange sequel. “We got to do so much with the character, so much with the story and I just wanted to make sure that we continued the evolution into this film and to play things that our fans or the audience haven’t seen her do yet,” she said. “It’s been an eight-year journey and so I hope we kind of teeter off into something exciting.”

Olsen also discussed her opinions on how the Doctor Strange follow-up would impact fans’ perceptions of her character in the interview. “I think the thing that I worry about is when people start saying, ‘Is she a role model to children?'” said Olsen. “And I don’t like answering that question at all because she is a woman who’s made big mistakes, and I don’t want to think of her as a role model, encouraging kids to make similar violent mistakes. The only thing that worries me is she became this thing that even little kids loved, and then we’re really pushing it with this one,” Olsen added, emphasizing Wanda’s dark side in Multiverse of Madness. “So that’s the one thing where I’m like, I don’t want to answer role model questions”.


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