Elizabeth Olsen Reveals Her Mom Has Called Her by the Wrong Marvel Name for the Past 4 Years

WandaVision's Elizabeth Olsen told Jimmy Fallon that her mom has mistakenly referred to the star's Marvel character by the wrong name for years.

By Ryan Gajewski Mar 04, 2021 8:27 AMTags
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Elizabeth Olsen's role on WandaVision is a marvel to behold, regardless of what you want to call her character. 

The actress visited The Tonight Show on Wednesday, March 3, where she told host Jimmy Fallon that her mom, Jarnett Olsen, has adorably been using the wrong name for her Marvel Cinematic Universe hero Scarlet Witch, a.k.a Wanda Maximoff, who Elizabeth has been embodying since Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit theaters way back in 2014. 

"My mom just told me the other day that she's been calling me the 'Red Witch' for the last—she said four years, but I think I've been doing this for like six or seven," the star shared. "And she just learned that I was called the Scarlet Witch last week."

The 31-year-old Sorry for Your Loss alum went on to say that her mom was confused as to why Elizabeth never thought to point her in the right direction, but as it turned out, the gaffe had been interpreted as a little friendly ribbing.

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"She was like, 'Why didn't you ever correct me?'" the performer continued. "And I just told her, 'I just thought you were making a joke. I didn't know that's what you thought my name was!'"

This anecdote is particularly amusing given that Elizabeth's mom certainly knows a thing or two about showbiz. After all, Elizabeth is obviously not the first member of her family to find success in Hollywood, as anyone as obsessed as we are with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's oeuvre would know. 

During the appearance, Jimmy tried to glean some hints from her about the WandaVision finale that debuts Friday, March 5, but Elizabeth kept her cards fairly close to the vest. 

"I think it answers the rest of the questions that people might have, and leaves things open the way Marvel needs to, to link everything back to the films," she replied cagily. "And it's a Marvel finale!"

Needless to say, we can't wait to see what happens to her character, regardless of which hue she might actually be. And for all our latest WandaVision thoughts, be sure to click here.

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