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While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done an amazing job of transitioning many of their characters from the page to the screen, several have gone through some significant changes in making the leap. The character who may have seen the most change from page to screen is Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, who went through a fairly substantial physical transformation. The actress says the traditional look for the character was never going to happen. Joss Whedon promised her that from day one.
Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers in advance of this weekend’s Captain America: Civil War, the host asked Elizabeth Olsen about the more traditional look of the character. Apparently, Olsen was not previously familiar with the character when Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon presented it to her, but he promised her one thing:
[Joss] said, ‘When you go home and Google her, just know you will never ever have to wear what she wears in the comics.’ Because I did ballet growing up, but that’s not a confident look.
While all of the characters in the MCU have their ornate and somewhat bizarre outfits, most of them tend to make some sense. A couple of the guys wear giant suits of armor. The guy with the shield is a soldier. It’s difficult to argue that Wanda Maximoff’s clothing choice was particularly functional. It looks amazing as a piece of art on a comic page, there’s no question about that, but they would have had to have come up with a pretty convincing argument for why the character would choose to dress like that. It’s just not the sort of thing one would wear on a battlefield.
Sarah is a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house.
From the directors of the hit film Open Water, Silent House is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family’s secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, Silent House uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.
A location can make or break any film that utilizes a single setting. In some cases, a location can become its own character and take on its own certain fame – take the PSYCHO house, for instance.
For Kentis and Lau, whose film was set entirely in and around a single location, their mission was two-fold: Find a home that would not only suit their atmospheric needs, as Sarah maneuvered her way through its darkest recesses, but also give them the adequate space they needed to turn the location into, as Kentis calls it, “our own little sound stage.”
“It was not easy finding this location,” Lau says. “We had to have high enough ceilings because the whole house had to be pre-lit from above. We had incredibly long takes and we were shooting 360 so there was no place to hide lights except from above.”
Directed by: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor Ross, Haley Murphy
Screenplay by: Gustavo Hern
Production Design by: Roshelle Berliner
Cinematography by: Igor Martinovic
Costume Design by: Lynn Falconer
Set Decoration by: Robert Covelman
Art Direction by: Melissa B. Miller
Music by: Nathan Larson
MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content and terror.
Release Date: March 9, 2012
Born: Elizabeth Chase Olsen
Birth Date: February 16, 1989
Birth Place: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Elizabeth Olsen is not only a vivacious and engaging young actress, but she is also a full time student at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.
Last January, “The Silent House”, which Olsen starred in, showcased at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. “The Silent House” is the re-imagining of the successful Uruguayan psychological horror-thriller, “La Casa Muda”. The movie is based on a true story which occurred during the late 1940’s in a small village in Uruguay. It focuses on a girl (Olsen), who second by second intends to leave the house unharmed, but ends up discovering the dark secret it hides. The film was directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, the team behind the terrifying shark tale “Open Water”.
Recently, Olsen began filming “Liberal Arts” starring as Zibby opposite Josh Radnor. The film follows a thirty-something guy (Radnor) and a coed (Olsen) who spark a connection due to their mutual love for books and music, though their age difference complicates their fledgling relationship.
This past spring, Olsen finished filming “Red Lights” starring opposite Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, and Sigourney Weaver. The film centers on a psychologist and her assistant, whose study of paranormal activity leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic. The film will be released in 2012.
Next, Olsen will begin filming “Very Good Girls” co-starring Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, and Dustin Hoffman. The film is about two New York City girls (Olsen and Fanning) who make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, they find their friendship tested for the first time.
Olsen can also be seen in the film “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” co- starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Chace Crawford. The film is about a conservative lawyer who takes her two teenage children to meet their estranged, hippie grandmother in Woodstock. The film will be released in 2011.
Olsen is also very familiar to the stage as she understudied on the Off-Broadway play Dust and the Broadway play Impressionism while attending college. Other workshops include Bottom of the World by Lucy Thurber (Atlantic Theatre Company) and The Living Newspaper (DRD Theatricals). Her training includes attending the Atlantic Acting School and Moscow Art Theatre School. Olsen currently resides in New York.