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Elizabeth Olsen says she wants to work with Benedict Cumberbatch outside Marvel: ‘I would like to have a more heady experience with him’

Actor opened up about her admiration for her MCU co-star

Amanda Whiting
Friday 06 May 2022 08:07
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Elizabeth Olsen has said she wants to work with Benedict Cumberbatch in a non-Marvel capacity.

The actors star opposite one another in Sam Raimi’s recently released film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Olsen opened up about her admiration for her co-star and said that she hoped to work with him outside of the MCU as well.

“I’m such a fan of his. He’s one of the greatest actors around right now and I wanted to see his process,” she said.

“I hope to work with him in a non-Marvel way as well, because I would like to have another, more heady experience with him.”

You can read The Independent’s two-star review of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness here.

Elsewhere in the interview, Olsen said that the close relationship between her siblings, Mary-Kate and Ashley, has always felt slightly off-limits to her.

However, the actor added that this point of difference has possibly benefited her in the long run.

Oslen said of her twin siblings: “There’s something that I’ll never experience of that connection, but I feel lucky to be witness to it.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley, child stars who made their name sharing the role of Michelle on sitcom Full House, ultimately left showbusiness to pursue careers in fashion. But Olsen, 33, explains she was following in her older sisters’ footsteps by pursuing acting.

“I’ve always felt that presence, which made me work harder, and maybe have a chip on my shoulder to be over-prepared and disciplined, so I could feel like I was earning it,” the WandaVision star said.

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Currently reprising her Marvel character Wanda Maximoff in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Olsen reflected on the advantages of growing up alongside celebrity sisters.

“I felt very clear about how I was going to navigate lots of things because of watching them. I also felt very protected, ” she said.

Plus, the birth order had it’s more relatable benefits.

“I actually think it’s an amazing feeling, being the younger sibling to twin sisters. If I was spoiled by one, the other wanted to match it. I loved it.”

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is out now in the UK and in US theatres from 6 May

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