Elizabeth Olsen is well-known in the Marvel universe for her role as Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. She made her cinematic debut in the post-credits sequence of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. And with Avengers: Age of Ultron, she made her proper debut by being the Antognist of the film. She then appeared in most MCU films, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, and even got her own show WandaVision on Disney+.
Elizabeth Olsen talked about the acting opportunities she was denied because of her deal with Marvel Studios. One was for the lead part in Yorgos Lanthimos’ movie The Lobster, which also starred Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colman.
The actress has been portraying Wanda Maximoff for more than five years, which has prevented her from participating in other Oscar-winning films. She even said in a remark that she believes her contract with Marvel has “trapped” her.
“I started to get frustrated,” Olsen said. “I had this job security, but I was losing these pieces that I felt were more of a part of me. And the further away I got from that, the less I was considered for it.”
The actress referred to The Lobster’s demise as devastating.
“Marvel took me away from physical ability to do certain jobs that I thought were more aligned with the things I enjoyed as an audience member. And this is me just being the most honest,” she continued.