Elizabeth Olsen has voiced her support for Scarlett Johansson’s ongoing lawsuit against Disney.
The Black Widow actress launched legal proceedings against Disney following their decision to release the film theatrically and on Disney Plus.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Olsen who has appeared in multiple MCU projects as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, voiced her support for Johansson.
“Good for Scarlett” says Elizabeth Olsen
While many current MCU actors have been silent on the issue of Johansson’s lawsuit, Olsen is the first to voice her support.
When asked by Vanity Fair about the theatrical experience and how movies are being released in response to the COVID pandemic, Olsen said:
I’m worried about a bunch of things. Not worried on Scarlett’s behalf. But I’m worried about small movies getting the opportunity to be seen in theaters. That was already a thing pre-COVID.
Commenting specifically about Johansson’s lawsuit, she stated:
I think she’s so tough and literally when I read that I was like, “good for you Scarlett.”
In the times we’re living in, it’s a fine for these actors to walk, but kudos to Olsen for speaking her mind.
Given Olsen’s currently still working with Disney/Marvel, it remains to be seen if these comments will be problematic for her.
However, as she recently secured an Emmy nomination for her work in WandaVision, it seems unlikely.
She’ll next appear as Wanda Maximoff alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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