Avengers 2: Elizabeth Olsen Talks Scarlet Witch – She May Be My ‘Most Damaged’ Character Ever

Elizabeth Olsen is getting ready to suit up as Scarlet Witch in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and the “Oldboy” star says she can’t wait to dive into the twisted Marvel role.

“Her life is insane. And for obvious reasons, you can’t talk about certain background [“X-Men’s” Magneto is her father, but Fox owns the rights to that character], but it is so much fun,” she told The Huffington Post.

With movies like “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Silent House” under her belt, the actress is no stranger to playing characters with complicated psyches and histories – and Scarlet Witch will be no different (in the “Ultimate 3” series of the comics, she consummates an incestuous relationship with her twin brother, Quicksilver).

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“It’s so funny, everyone always talks to me about, ‘Do you really love having all of these psychological problems and things like that?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t mean for that to happen.’ And with Scarlet Witch, I’m like, she’s complicated, that one!” she said, laughing. “Like, she might be the most damaged of them all! Which is so cool.”

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” is slated for theatrical release on May 1, 2015.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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