This just in! An intriguing interview with The Scarlet With and Quick Silver. Read my full Exclusive Interview With the stars of Avengers Age Of Ultron Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Disclosure: I was provided with an all expense paid trip to L.A to facilitate the review of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. This film is hitting theaters MAY 1rst so mark your calendars!
Interview with Elizabeth Olsen ad Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Today we will look at an exclusive interview with the stars of the movie Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson who play the Twins Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch in this Action Packed Marvel Movie. If you previously viewed our interview with Chris Evans & Chris Hemsworth you will be pleasantly surprised that these actors are friends on and off the stage making their chemistry and connection with each other that much more stronger on screen.
One of the things I found awesome about these interviews was that these actors are down-to-earth people who seem as though they have fun on and off-screen with each other. It was great to talk with them in-depth about their selves and their characters on screen.
As you will learn below Elizabeth and Aaron worked previously on a film together but weren’t able to work as closely as they did in this film. They were more than excited to work together and it really shows throughout the movie.
Read my full Age of Ultron Movie Review
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Avengers: Age of Ultron Interviews
Would you like to read our other interviews with the other stars? Click on the links below and read up on some exclusive interview questions and answers you won’t find anywhere else.
- Interview with Chris Evans & Chris Hemsworth
- Interview with Producer & Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige
- Interview with Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders
- Interview with James Spader and Paul Bettany
- Interview with Director Joss Whedon
The Scarlet Witch
The Scarlet Witch is played by Elizabeth Olsen is the twin of QuickSilver who is were given superpowers. As you will learn in the movie the two’s background from a traumatic experience in their childhood lead them to accept these new superpowers. Scarlet Witch has the ability to bring up your worst fears which consume you and make you easily forget your strengths and abilities. What a cool character huh?
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Quick Silver is played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and is the Twin of Scarlet Witch, as said above they both went through a traumatic childhood which leads them to accept these new superpowers. Quick Silver is insanely fast and sees the world as if it is moving way too slow for him.
Mom’s how cool would it be to have super speed when you need to clean up the house or run errands lol I know I would enjoy this super power!
Question: Did you have to do a lot of actually running for your role?
Johnson: Yeah. That was pretty much what I did all day long. You know, it was like if in doubt, run. Yeah, all the special effects are sped up. We’d shoot the scene like if Lizzy was in the scene I’d run-up to her. We’d shoot that.
We did the dialogue and then we’d have to do a plate afterward where she’d step out and I’d do the run-up and then they would speed that up. It’s like a plate shot. But yeah, even though you wouldn’t really know because it goes so quickly. But yeah, all the running where there’s a blur it was me behind it.
Question: What was the audition process like, and where you were when you found out you had the role?
Olsen: We, we actually didn’t have an audition process. It was we both met with Joss separately. You met with him before I did I think and we were about to Godzilla when we both met. I don’t remember when I met with him but I met with him at some point.
We finished filming Godzilla and then we both that summer got a phone call that was like you guys got the parts and we’re like whoa, okay and that was kind of it. It was really crazy and exciting and Aaron and I were really excited that we got to work with each other again more so because in Godzilla we if you’d seen it we didn’t really get to work with each other as much.
Johnson: Yeah, I mean ‘cause stepping onto the set seemed kind of, you know, it was such a big ensemble. It felt kind of daunting, you know, to step on with Lizzy who we already had that kind of work relationship which made it feel a lot more comfortable.
Question: What attracted you most to the roles?
Olsen: Well, I’m a fan of Marvel already and then Scarlet Witch so basically I didn’t know who she was beforehand and Joss was telling me about her and then we both asked for a lot of research on our characters and they gave us every comic book page that both of our characters have ever been on basically and it was this huge stack.
And I think she’s one of the coolest characters in the entire universe of Marvel I think largely because of the House of M series because she’s the most powerful person in the entire universe, X-Men, and Avengers combined. I think she’s really nuts too.
Johnson: There’s like a lot to play with.
Olsen: It’s a lot to play with because it’s a lot of psychological stuff to play with instead of just it being physical.
Johnson: I guess, you know, I was really excited about obviously they have really cool superpowers but I really wanted to explore who the character was behind Quick Silver and Pietro was kind of our main goal and Wanda as well to kind of bring it back to the origins and it was based in Scuvia.
Which is someplace in like Eastern Europe to we wanted to embrace that kind of accent and I really wanted to have this same kind of look from the comic books and yeah just kind of came together as well.
Johnson: I mean Quicksilver wouldn’t need Scarlet Witch because they balance off each other. They’re twins and they’re very much yin and yang in the way their personalities are. He might be quick, you know, in speed so he’s kind of quick in temperament I think in a way and hotheaded and impatient.
And all those things I wanted to kind of play around with and especially balancing against her kind of more thoughtful, slower, more emotional sort of nurturing side with him, so and always drawn really close together and connected.
So it kind of gave us a sense of insecurity when they went with each other or kind of vulnerability. All they had was each other. So we kind of played around with everything that we could visually see and what we could read and that was kind of fun. And Marvel really opened to suggestions and ideas and wanted to, you know, do those characters justice so it felt very collaborative very early on.
Question: What was the most emotionally challenging scene for you guys to shoot?
Olsen: The one that was the hardest for me was when Scarlet Witch, when she can see what’s gonna happen if the world is, Ultron has control over the vision because a lot of times my character just had to respond to something that is not existent most of the time ‘cause it just like popped into her head and no one else felt it but I did.
So I have to act like some humongous reaction that is coming from nothing and so that always just kind of feels stupid until you really just go for it. So there are a couple of moments where I had to be like oh, I just got this new information, and that kind of feels funny.
Question: Do you have something in mind that you’d like to see yourself wearing as the Scarlet Witch?
Olsen: I mean we created a more elaborate costume for the very last moment of the film whether or not that’s gonna be continued.
Johnson: It’s like an implication and of a potential where to go with it. I think, you know, they create that.
Olsen: It’ll definitely not be a leotard. That’s for sure.
Question: All of your powers are special effects, how was it for you to act out those parts?
Olsen: Well, you know what it’s actually really fun because a lot of people have stunt doubles and my stuff is like a dance kind of and so I can’t have like a stunt double come in and do that. so I was like always doing everything whereas, you know.
I even had to do like a triple flip back kick situation but I always got to be in control over my characters body movements which were cool and, and it was fun because there’s no blueprint to how Scarlet Witch moves ‘cause you just see these like awesome finger, hand gestures and these circular red things.
And so I would basically work with a movement coach and she and I watched Joss’s version of Scarlet Witch and that was really enjoyable to watch ‘cause he would do the motions and we would interpret it into our own thing but it was really fun. I mean it was really fun to work with the dancer on something like that and it adds a different element to the fighting.
And it also felt a little funny because you’re like I’m not making contact with anything, like literally zero contact. So, you just kind of trust that you’re gonna put a robot where my eyes or something, you know. Yeah. There’s a lot of trust that goes in when you have special effects that I wasn’t used to and then after seeing the movie I was like aha, now I’m comfortable.
Question: What was it like working with the original Avengers team?
Johnson: Yeah, that was kind of the initial thing of like oh, god everybody knows each other and this is like their fourth or fifth movie playing these characters. They’re pretty comfortable in that kind of situation and with each other and just understand the whole kind of the mechanics of it.
Cause this movie is such a machine. It just keeps going and going and you know, you’re a small piece to the rubric’s cube and they said that you just have to trust with these guys but you’ve seen the quality of movies they’ve done before so, you know, you can have trust but it’s just you don’t quite understand.
But it feels slightly daunting but it sort of very quickly becomes like a very kind of family environment that they’ve set up over the years and are very comfortable with one another so it feels like you’ll be meeting them all over again, the relaxed and chill kind of way they are here is the way they were on set.
It’s just they have a lot of fun and once you have a laugh with that them you know it’s kind of cool and you can kind of think about what you’re doing rather than kind of observing like wow, this is pretty ******* cool and overwhelming and surreal. It’s kind of crazy but yeah, it was good.
With Lizzy it’s just like our characters are kind of combined so I can kind of rely on her and vice versa I think so. In those sort of situations it’s just like we kind of feel slightly uncomfortable around the Avengers, so early on we’re kind of outsiders anyway. So I think it also kind of played within it, you know, what I mean?
Question: What was it like going from playing a vigilante with essentially real superpowers in Kickass to an Avenger with actual superpowers?
Johnson: It’s a lot more fun having powers for sure. Yeah, I mean it’s good fun. they’re both really different characters with different dynamics but it’s a lot of fun having powers and doing these fight sequences. Like just visually anyway it’s the most exciting for me to see all of your favorite superheroes all fighting together as a team.
And they all have their different skillsets and they also collide into sets with each other. It’s amazing to watch but also it’s amazing to do. We had the final fight sequence in Kovai which was this epic two or three-week-long shoot where they found a site that they were gonna bulldozer anyway with these towers and they pretty much did exactly that for them.
Blew up buildings and smashed-up cars and the stunts that are involved and they’re gymnasts. It’s just the most incredible thing to be around and you just live off of that high. It’s gonna be a lot of fun.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
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U.S. Release date: May 1, 2015
Running Time: TBD
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Writer/Director: Joss Whedon
Producer: Kevin Feige, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau