Elizabeth Olsen Thinks It’s “Ridiculous” She Does Her Own Marvel Stunts

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” directed by Sam Raimi, marked his return to directing after his last film, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” released in 2013. 

The movie showcases Raimi’s distinct style with a whimsical and surreal adventure for the protagonist, Benedict Cumberbatch, who reprises his role as the beloved sorcerer. 

However, the real antagonist of the film is Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, who takes on an unusual appearance. The actress reportedly performed the majority of the choreography in the film. 

In an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Olsen revealed that she performed most of her stunts in the film without any stunt doubles. Nevertheless, this took a toll on her both emotionally and physically.

“Your stomach leaves you. It’s like, I guess, the joy people get on roller coasters, which I don’t get, but people love that feeling. Sometimes I’m just like, ‘Okay, how many more of these do you want? I can do this all day,’ kind of thing. But sometimes, I get a little freaked out. “

During the filming of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Olsen reminisced about performing a stunt that required her to descend from a height of 30 feet.

“They wanted to drop me pretty quickly so that it looked like it had an impact, but I kept landing like Peter Pan, kind of like fencing,” she said. 

The actress from Avengers: Endgame, who worked under the direction of Sam Raimi, mentioned that although she did not perform all of her stunts, she did most of them. However, she added that this was not a wise decision, as stunt doubles are more skilled and efficient in executing such stunts.

“I was like, ‘Just use the double. This is so ridiculous. There is a double for a reason. Like, face replace.’ They do it all the time. We’ve had so much technology, growth through these movies, and they just chose to really use me.”