Out promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” actress Elizabeth Olsen spoke a bit more about the future of her character Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. The actress reprises the role in the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” and spoke with USA Today about the extreme levels of secrecy that Marvel went to on the set of that film to keep things under wraps:
“When you get the pages that you’re filming that day, you’re not allowed to take those home with you. They account for everyone at the end of the day and then they shred it. I took this one photograph, it was actually on (“Captain America: Civil War”). Barry, who’s our security guy and is amazing, he can detect a paparazzi from like a 15-mile radius. He’s incredible. Obviously he can’t lock down public streets and bridges and things like that, but he locks down everything he can.
I have this photo of Jenny my movement coach and I posing for a photo on my phone, and then in the background we asked Barry to try and interrupt us and scream at us. They have a zero tolerance policy for releasing photos on a set. It’s pretty serious – you feel like you’re doing something for the government and you’re making a movie.”
When asked more specifically about her role in ‘Civil War’ and how the character fits into the action, Olsen says:
“[Wanda is] coming into her own and starting to understand and have conflict with how she wants to use her abilities. It’s a dramatic conflict within her and obviously there’s conflict within the (Avengers) as well. I like that they didn’t release Scarlet Witch in the promo photos for the teams – it places her as being a wild card, and I like her having that kind of edge that people don’t know what she’s capable of. They can fear her because she is so incredibly powerful in a different way than the rest of the heroes for the most part. I like playing that role within the gang.”
Going back to ‘Ultron,’ actor Tom Hiddleston has spoken about his one day filming a cameo for the film during Thor’s dream sequence – a part that saw him replaced by Idris Elba’s Heimdall in the final film. Speaking about the change, Hiddleston revealed that test screenings audiences were thrown by Loki’s appearance – thinking he was controlling Ultron and confusing people. Here’s the full video answer: