In I Saw The Light, Olsen plays Audrey Williams, the wife of famed country blues musician Hank Williams. Around here, though, Olsen has become known for her role as Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Which of those two roles do you think is more difficult as an actress? One would assume getting all the vocals and tones in order for a musical part would be more of a challenge than waving your arms around and playing witch. At least, I assumed as much. However, Olsen had a different answer when I spoke to her on the red carpet at the premiere of I Saw The Light in Nashville, this weekend.
"Acting like a witch with a lot of powers in really difficult," Olsen explained. "It's really hard actually. I'd much rather experience this a thousand times over but I do love getting to play Scarlet Witch. It's hard because it's pure imagination and there's nothing to grasp on to. In a film like [I Saw The Light], reaching from your own experiences, real experiences, experiences that you know that happened... A world that you know which is Earth without super heroes. You have a lot more to hold onto in this movie."
Later in the night, Olsen explained that I Saw The Light is a much more intimate experience. After filming Age of Ultron she went straight into production on I Saw The Light and described it as a welcome change of pace, but added that filming Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Age of Ultron were both a lot of fun. Nevertheless, she's ready for March and April when Civil War really begins to consume her days. As for whether or not she'll be in future Marvel films after Civil War, Olsen says, "We're still figuring that out."
I Saw The Light hits theaters March 25, 2016. Captain America: Civil War is set for release May 6, 2016.