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Elizabeth Olsen’s Advice For Any Actor Joining The MCU

In a recent interview, Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), shared some advice for actors contemplating joining the ever-expanding franchise. Olsen revealed that she has been approached by people seeking guidance on entering the superhero realm, and her response has been succinct: “Just give them one.”

By this, she means that actors should consider signing on for a single project instead of committing to a long-term contract. Olsen explained her rationale during an appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz. Olsen elaborated (via Entertainment Weekly), “I think that way you have more control over… If you, let’s say, ‘Oh my God, this is the most fun I’ve ever had and I love this character so much, I want to do it again,’ you now have more creative control for the next one.”

Olsen’s suggestion seems logical, given that Marvel has traditionally offered its stars multi-project deals out of the gate. Notable examples include Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson, who reportedly signed nine-movie contracts, while Tom Holland and Chris Evans committed to six projects each. By opting for a trial run, actors have the liberty to decide whether to continue portraying a superhero for an extended period. It also affords them the opportunity to provide feedback on their characters’ development, granting a sense of agency.

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