Elizabeth Olsen describes herself as an “unemployed” actor despite having played the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Candy Montgomery’s character in the HBO miniseries “Love & Death.”
“I don’t want to work for work’s sake,” she tells Variety. “I don’t know how to half-ass stuff, so I have to love something a lot. And there are things I love, and it’s tough to raise money for them.”
The 34-year-old Olsen wants to collaborate with some nameless first-time narrative directors’ projects. Still, she is having trouble securing the funding they need to use their creative freedom. After spending three years nonstop with Marvel, she claims she is enjoying this break while still negotiating Hollywood’s terrain amid an uncertain economic climate and a potential writer’s strike. “I don’t miss it,” she claims. She might have, or might not, have provided a hint that something might be joining her in the MCU’s future. After being asked to “blink twice” if she has anything with the superhero franchise on her schedule, the “signal” appears. You can decide for yourself after watching the movie.
Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen talks about her new role in the HBO limited series “Love & Death” in this video episode of the prestigious Variety Awards Circuit Podcast. As she discusses her experience in the business just after a potential writers’ strike, she expresses the desire she had to take on the murderous and feminine side of Candy Montgomery.
Also in this episode, “Succession” actor Kieran Culkin, who plays the sarcastic Roman Roy on the HBO blockbuster series, discusses the unexpected turns the program has taken in its final season and his decision to run for the Emmy for best drama actor. The Awards Circuit Roundtable then makes a comeback to discuss this year’s competitive slate of television contenders seeking to secure themselves a coveted Emmy nomination and Jeff Shell’s recent termination from NBCUniversal.
“Love & Death,” from “Big Little Lies” creator and Emmy winner David E. Kelley, depicts the actual account of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who, after a chance collision with fellow church choir member Allan (Plemons) on a volleyball court, arranges an affair between the two married adults. Unfortunately, Candy is falsely accused of killing Allan’s wife, Betty (played by Lily Rabe), due to the encounters (which occurred in 1980). Patrick Fugit, Keir Gilchrist, Elizabeth Marvel, Tom Pelphrey, and Krysten Ritter are also featured in the show.
Watch the Interview with Elizabeth Olsen in the Youtube Video below: