Elizabeth Olsen loves her superhero cloak

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 February 2014
Elizabeth Olsen at the BAFTAs

Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen's secrecy cloak for 'Avengers:Age of Ultron' is the favourite bit of her superhero costume and she insists Joss Whedon has a respectful portrayal of the comic book characters

Elizabeth Olsen loves her 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' secrecy cloak.

The 24-year-old star has joined the hugely anticipated superhero sequel as Scarlet Witch and is pleased the "hood and robe" of her costume help cover up her figure.

She told Total Film magazine: "We've done some costume stuff, yeah.

"My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I'm wearing. There's a hood, and a robe - it protects the image."

The actress revealed director Joss Whedon didn't want her to wear the typical outfits which are depicted in Marvel comics, which is where the superhero team originates from and thinks they can only look good on athletes or models who have lean figures.

Olsen continued: "I don't think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those [comic book] outfits. I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn't be fun for anyone who wasn't those things."

The brunette beauty says Whedon has a "different" idea of how to portray his screen characters by comparison to the comics, and Olsen insists his depiction is "respectful".

The starlet added: "He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic-book character but it's different, more rooted. It's for someone today... If someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, 'What the hell ... she thinks she's a superhero!'"

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 21min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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