Scarlett Johansson gives Elizabeth Olsen high praise
Scarlett Johansson recently sat down with Jess Cagle on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” to discuss “Black Widow” and couldn’t help but talk about some of her former MCU co-stars.
When asked about what it was like to have Elizabeth Olsen join her in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Johansson had nothing but great things to say about her co-star.
“It was so great when Lizzy [Olsen] came on because yeah we had Cobie [Smulders], it was basically the two of us who kind of holding down the fort,” the actress remembered. “And then when Lizzie came on, it was semi-balanced out because it was very heavy on the testosterone for a very long time. Now, [it was] like calibrated, finally caught up.”
Additionally, Johansson called Olsen “fantastic” and “so funny.” Coming into a group of friends who led a world-famous franchise must have been so intimidating for Olsen, but Johansson said she “fit in perfectly.”
The “Black Widow” star also said her co-star “had such a passion” and was amazed by the physicality she brought to the character of Wanda Maximoff. “I was like, ‘wow this is like an amazing thing you’ve created, this mystical, beautiful thing that had such strong, like, feminine energy.’ It was much needed,” she continued.
While Olsen has at least one MCU project in the chamber, Johansson recently confirmed she would not be returning to the role of Natasha Romanoff after “Black Widow.”
We wish we could have seen more of these two fearless females together on screen, but are happy with the films we got.