Elizabeth Olsen’s independent film work includes 2011’s acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene and last year’s Kill Your Darlings. Her segue into studio filmmaking should also be a creatively satisfying experience, as she collaborated with filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Monsters) in the upcoming Godzilla and Joss Whedon in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In Godzilla, Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson play husband and wife and they are featured as siblings (she’s Scarlet Witch, he’s Quicksilver) in Avengers: Age of Ultron. For Olsen, working with Taylor-Johnson on both films was an “awesome” experience.
“We only did a few scenes together (for Godzilla),” said Olsen who appeared with Taylor-Johnson in the end credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “But we spent time together in Vancouver and I got to know his family…and to play really tight brother and sister (dynamic) it’s really lucky that it’s not with just some guy I’ve just met. I think we both like the fact that we have this other film in our repertoire.”
Click on the media bar on how she prepared for her roles in Godzilla and Avengers: Age of Ultron:
Godzilla, co-starring Ken Watanabe and Juliette Binoche, opens May 16.