Avenger actress admits that superhero costume isn’t for her

201402131348 Avenger actress admits that superhero costume isnt for her
Elizabeth Olsen is a lovely, normal young woman, but she isn’t a superhero or a fitness model, and she’s nixed the idea of wearing the Scarlet Witch costume for the next Avengers movie.

My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – it protects the image! I don’t think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits; I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn’t be fun for anyone who wasn’t those things. He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic-book character but it’s different, more rooted. It’s for someone today. Well, if someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, ‘What the hell… she thinks she’s a superhero!’


Olsen is younger sister of the 90s famous Olsen twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate, who favor baggy, unstructured clothes.
201402131359 Avenger actress admits that superhero costume isnt for her
Not like this.

While superhero movies are a desired screen role for more and more thespians, getting into shape for a skin tight suit is no laughing matter, as Thomas Jane once lamented here. It’s said that Hugh Jackman fasts for a day before every shirtless scene, and Scarlett Johansson lived on carrot sticks for months to look sleek in her Black Widow cat suit.

Olsen plays Scarlet Witch to Aaron Johnson-Taylor’s Quicksilver in Avengers; Age of Ultron, which…just began filming!

Comments

  1. The traditional comics costume is very impractical in reality, and it’d be hard to take her seriously in that getup. Stick to the color scheme and it’ll be fine, I say.

    Glad I could sort that out for everybody.

  2. Adam, you’re being too rational and realistic. Stop it. The fanboys will eat you for breakfast!

  3. I can support this. Superhero costumes are pretty dumb. The only reason they got invented in comics was to help tell characters apart from artist to artist. Even Cap looks pretty silly in his updated duds in the movies.

  4. Is this really newsworthy? Pretty much every superhero film modifies the suits, at least a bit. I guess arguably the Reeve Superman movies left the suit intact, but I struggle to think of any other characters that kept their exact comic look.

  5. and once again, a super hero movie with yet another character that doesn’t look like a super hero. next thing you know, they make quicksilver in the next x-men movie look like some kid from the 1990’s going out for a night of clubbing. hey, wait a minute………….

  6. Michelle says:

    “It’s said that Hugh Jackman fasts for a day before every shirtless scene, and Scarlett Johansson lived on carrot sticks for months”

    Thus triggering the body’s starvation mode and making it very, very difficult to lose wait. How very ineffective. Sigh.

  7. Michelle says:

    *weight

    I are reel gude at speling.

  8. @Michelle – one day of not eating is not enough to force the body into starvation mode, where in it tries its best to preserve calories.

  9. Jason Mason says:

    If I remember correctly, the Jackman fasting thing was with water. He wouldn’t drink water the day before a shirtless scene because it makes the veins all bulgy. And who else thinks DofFP will be a convenient way for Jackman to bow out of a role he’s sick of playing by being killed at the hands of a sentinel (pun intended) only to be replaced by a younger version played by a different actor written in as a clone created by Apocalypse as the central plot point of the next movie?

    And I’m just happy Olsen can act. Let her wear what she wants.

  10. Who did the art? Did I miss the credit?

    To maintain muscle mass you have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink a protein shake. Or so says many actors. Body builders dehydrate themselves before going on stage and almost colapse after getting back stage.

  11. Joe S. Walker says:

    With very few exceptions, actors and actresses wear what the costume department gives them to wear. If it was decided to dress the Scarlet Witch in a World War One German helmet and a T-shirt saying I’VE JUST FARTED no doubt Miss Olsen would tell us how it helped her to get into the character.

  12. MBunge says:

    The Scarlet Witch’s traditional costume is essentially a one-piece bathing suit, pantyhose, boots, evening gloves, a cape and a head piece/tiara thingy. What, exactly, would be too daunting about any of that?

    Mike

  13. Rob J. says:

    I’m kinda hoping that this means that her costume is going to be a take on her gypsy outfit George Perez designed for her for his run with Kurt Busiek. That felt like an outfit that an exhibitionist gypsy might actually wear in real life.

  14. The costume Wanda’s been wearing in Uncanny Avengers also seems like a decent compromise. Certainly it’s bright red and somewhat flashy, but it’s more of a robe than a superhero suit.

  15. rob e says:

    The Scarlet Witch’s traditional costume is essentially a one-piece bathing suit, pantyhose, boots, evening gloves, a cape and a head piece/tiara thingy. What, exactly, would be too daunting about any of that?
    ————————————————————————————————–
    Looking at what women wear (and don’t wear) these days, I’d guess she has a real problem wearing the pantyhose. Most women simply refuse to wear them under ANY circumstances. Personally, speaking as a red-blooded male, I think pantyhose is the single greatest and classiest-looking accessory a woman can possibly wear.

    As for the ladies that claim they’re uncomfortable, well, I say this: We men still have to wear ties, don’t we?

  16. Dave Miller-lad says:

    Oh, I’m sorry, Ms Olsen, but this simply will not do. Let me explain it to you. These movies are made for us, not for you. You are just a hired hand who should be grateful to be associated with anything avenging. I’m sure Hugh Jackman was neither a “model” or an “athlete” when he was cast. So, it’s like this: we say ‘jump’, you say ‘how high?’

  17. Michelle says:

    I think Hollywood wardrobe departments just put actressess into costumes that are sized too small/too tight for their normal build. There’s no reason Gwyneth Paltrow or Scarlett Johansson should need to starve themselves to fit into their wardrobes – the wardrobe should be fitted to them, not the other way around.

    However, a swimsuit with nylons is not very flattering for most people when they’re placed next to fully clothed people in street wear. Very B-movie.

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