Elizabeth Olsen Agrees With Wanda Haters on 1 Single Detail
Don’t get your hopes too high for this one, though.
- WandaVision was a Disney Plus television series that focused on the lives of two MCU characters, Wanda Maximoff, and Vision, portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.
- Due to her storyline within the multiverse, Wanda's character has a lot of haters in the fandom, which causes some hatred towards the actress as well.
- One thing about WandaVision's pilot episode makes the actress agree with the haters.
One thing an actor needs to have in order to have a good and stable career is self-awareness. As long as they don't let success go to their head and mess with their perception of themselves and the industry around them, they should be able to stay grounded enough to continue working without problems.
It's not always easy, because it's not always pleasant to see the flaws in your work. Especially when those mistakes are on tape for everyone to see and judge you by. However, it is necessary practice for actors to grow and hone their acting skills so as not to get stuck in one place for the rest of their lives.
Even though the majority of professionals go through some sort of self-evaluation, not everyone is brave enough or courageous enough to publicly admit their flawed performances in the face of many haters. It takes a certain kind of bravery and courage, and Elizabeth Olsen has proven that she has it.
Elizabeth Olsen’s WandaVision Pilot Reaction
The actress, who is known for her role as Wanda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, admitted that she sees the problems with her own performance. While some actors struggle when they have to get into character for the first time, it turns out that Olsen had a much harder time adjusting to being the center of attention.
Coming from the MCU films, which are packed with characters, action and lines from many talented characters across the set, playing the lead in Disney Plus' WandaVision was harder than expected for Elizabeth Olsen. Plus, the pilot had to be filmed in front of a live audience, which only added to the challenge.
As a result, she wasn't able to give her best during the filming of the pilot and now finds it difficult to watch it again. This is what one actress said when she spoke with Kaley Cuoco as part of Variety's Actors on Actors feature:
“We did a live audience for the first episode, and that was the first thing we shot. It was very confusing how to play to the camera. Like, I was like projecting, because I’m used to stage. When I watched the first episode, I’m like, ‘Oh, goddamn it.’ I was so frustrated because I can see my 10-year-old theater-kid self playing out to the audience instead of the camera.”
As someone who has had to deal with filming in front of live audiences for 12 years as part of the cast of The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco was nothing but understanding. And so were we - after all, the problems with the acting are imperceptible to anyone who isn't in the business, and the overall quality of WandaVision was not affected in the slightest.
If you want to go ahead and check out the WandaVision pilot for yourself, you can stream it on Disney Plus.