Why Elizabeth Olsen thinks it’s 'ridiculous' she does her own Marvel stunts
Elizabeth Olsen is a vision—even when suspended from a wire.
The WandaVision star recently revealed how she really feels about doing her own stunts for the Marvel movies, recalling one scene in particular from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness that she struggled with during filming.
"Sometimes I get a little freaked out," Elizabeth admitted during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert April 20. "There is one in Doctor Strange where I had to be dropped from 30 feet up and land and they wanted to drop me pretty quickly so that it looked like it had an impact but I kept landing like Peter Pan like fencing and I was like, 'Just use the double, this is so ridiculous, there is a double for a reason."
So, which version made the final cut?
"They used it!" the 34-year-old shared. "I'm landing and I look like Peter Pan. I'm fencing, it's ridiculous!"
Simply put, Elizabeth does not come from the Tom Cruise school of actors doing their own stunts—she much prefers leaving it to the processionals.
"We had so much technology grow through these movies and they just chose to really use me for every stunt in that movie and I didn't understand," she continued. "I didn't do all of them but I did most of them which is a waste of everyone's time. A stunt double does it so much better."
However, that's not to say things are always rocky when it comes to stunts.
"I've definitely recovered from my giddiness," she shared. "Sometimes I'm just like, 'Okay how many more of these do you want, I can do this all day,' kind of thing."