Elizabeth Olsen sheds light on Wanda’s disappearing accent.
WandaVision lead Elizabeth Olsen answered a major query about Wanda’s accent. The Marvel star reprised her role as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in the Disney+ show that debuted its first two episodes last week, with viewers able to spot her fading accent.
When Wanda became an official part of MCU in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), after making a brief appearance in the credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), she and her twin brother, Pietro/Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) carried a heavy Sokovian accent – which has gradually vanished in Infinity War (2018) and Endgame (2019), and almost nonexistent in the opening couple of episodes of WandaVision.
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Olsen, meanwhile, insists there’s a reason behind it.
In a recent interview, Elizabeth stated the Sokovian accent was “absolutely still there” and suggested it could even reemerge if Wanda manages to leave her US sitcom limbo.
She told Collider,
It hasn’t gone anywhere. There have been reasons for everything. It lightened up when she started living in the States, and in WandaVision she is playing the role of being in an American sitcom and so it’s not gone. It is absolutely still there.
WandaVision revolves around Scarlet Witch and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they discover their perfect suburban life, where they appear to be stuck, is really an alternative universe or something, resembling American sitcoms across the decades.
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Earlier, the actress admitted she was confused by how she suddenly popped up in Avengers: Endgame. Speaking to Cinema Blend, she said:
Well, I feel more connected to Infinity War, because I got to experience more of it. Endgame, I was confused. Because I was like, ‘Where did I just come from?’
WandaVision returns with a brand new episode on 22nd January on Disney+.