Elizabeth Olsen "Terrified" of Spilling Avengers: Age of Ultron Secrets, Slightly Intimidated by Cast

Actress also talks to Flaunt about her transition from indies to movies like Godzilla

By Zach Johnson Apr 16, 2014 1:52 PMTags
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The Avengers is one of the most profitable films of all time, earning $1.5 billion since its April 2012 release. So when Elizabeth Olsen was cast as the Scarlet Witch in the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, she was understandably nervous about joining returning cast members Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

"With a situation like The Avengers where there's already an established franchise, you're the newbies. That's kind of intimidating," the actress tells Flaunt of joining the movie with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays her twin. "But I feel like I swing back and forth. I've been prepping this since January, at least, so I kind of feel like I have some understanding of what's going on already, which is nice."

Filming is already underway, and as is the norm with Marvel movies, Olsen has been sworn to secrecy.

"Any time they give us a call sheet or any time there's a new draft, they have to shred our old papers," the 25-year-old actress explains. "I don't think I'm allowed to say anything! And I'm too terrified."

Olsen has been snapped on set by the paparazzi, but even so, she's still worried about spoiling plot details. "I really just feel like I'm doing something that's top secret and somehow has a lot more importance than anything else I've been around, so that alone is hilarious," the former indie movie darling explains. "I want to take a photo and send to my friends, not that I want to tweet or Instagram it, just for personal reasons—and I feel like I'm going to get in trouble if I take a photo on set!"

The actress next appears in Godzilla; coincidentally, she plays Taylor-Johnson's wife in the movie.

"Avengers already has so much attention—all the Marvel films do—so filming something like Godzilla was basically a cast of actors who are all really well-respected, [but] they're just under the radar," Olsen tells Flaunt of the cast, which includes Bryan Cranston and Juliette Binoche. "We didn't have anything like [this for Godzilla]...There wasn't any other media part of it. It was an awesome first experience on one of these big movies because it's been a really simple transition; there's nothing too grandiose about it in my mind except for the fact that we had a very large crew and a lot of extras."