WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen reveals why she almost changed her last name

London, UK - Elizabeth Olsen has gained global fame thanks to her role as Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But at one point, she considered changing her last name to get away from the pressure of being related to one of the world’s most famous sets of twins, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Elizabeth Olsen has starred in Avengers: Endgame.
Elizabeth Olsen has starred in Avengers: Endgame.  © IMAGO / APress

The Avengers: Endgame star talked with Glamour U.K. and she revealed that she spent some of her childhood on set with her elder sisters, but was deeply affected by their demanding careers.

"I was 10 and I was curious about auditioning… and I realized very quickly it wasn’t for me because I was missing my sports teams, my dance class, and all the extracurricular activities at school," Olsen said. The 32-year-old insisted that she didn’t "want to be associated" with Mary-Kate and Ashley.

"I guess I understood what nepotism was like inherently as a 10-year-old. I don’t know if I knew the word, but there is some sort of association of not earning something that I think bothered me at a very young age. It had to do with my own insecurities, but I was 10," the actor said.

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At one point, she contemplated going by being her middle name, Chase.

Olsen is now a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Olsen reprised her role as the Scarlet Witch in the Disney+ series WandaVision.
Olsen reprised her role as the Scarlet Witch in the Disney+ series WandaVision.  © IMAGO / Cinema Publishers Collection

Though Olsen feared her last name would cause some issues for her future, many fans were surprised to learn that she was the younger sibling of the popular twin duo.

Since her breakout role as the Scarlett Witch, the Godzilla star has paved her own lane, and it had nothing to do with whom she's related to.

Olsen recently starred in the Disney + series, WandaVision, opposite Paul Bettany, who portrayed Vision. The highly-acclaimed show was praised for its homages to classic sitcoms, as well as for Olsen and Bettany’s performances in highlighting real depictions of grief.

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The series is also rumored to be the set-up for the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is the sequel to the 2016 movie and part of MCU’s Phase 4

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / Cinema Publishers Collection & APress

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