Elizabeth Olsen Reveals Why She Didn’t Watch Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness During The World Premiere

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The cast of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues to invade The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon this week, with the Scarlet Witch star Elizabeth Olsen joining the host to talk about her role in the film as Wanda Maximoff.

During her interview with Jimmy Fallon, which was aired last night, Olsen told Fallon that she has not yet seen the movie, and revealed that she did not watch it when she was at the premiere screening. While a lot of actors won’t watch the movies that they appear in, because they don’t want to watch themselves acting, Olsen said that it isn’t the case for her. Instead, she just can’t watch the film with a huge audience, since she will worry about the fan reaction the entire time.

As of now, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has a lot of positive reviews, with its Rotten Tomatoes score hovering around 79% (at the time of writing). The film has consistently been on the top of the list as one of the most anticipated film of 2022 in polls of moviegoers.

Rotten Tomatoes score (at the time of writing).
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Rotten Tomatoes score (at the time of writing).

"It was amazing to have a premiere in front of fans," Olsen said to Fallon during the interview. "I don't watch them...I haven't seen it. I do watch myself, but I just decided I can't watch these Marvel movies at a premiere anymore. Every time, I just watch it and I look around me and I'm like, 'Well, it's our first flop.' Every time. I saw Avengers: Endgame, and I looked around me and I said 'It's our first flop.' And so I just decided I don't want to put myself through this experience again. I'll see it at some point."

You can check out her interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon below.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Patrick Stewart, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

You can read the official synopsis for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness below.

Now that Iron Man and Captain America have left after a fierce battle in Avengers: Endgame, former genius surgeon and the strongest magician of them all, Doctor Strange, is expected to play an active role as a central figure in the Avengers. However, using his magic to manipulate time and space at will with a forbidden spell that is considered the most dangerous has opened the door to a mysterious madness called "the Multiverse."

To restore a world where everything is changing, Strange seeks help from his ally Wong, the Sorcerer Supreme, and the Avengers' most powerful Scarlet Witch, Wanda. But a terrible threat looms over humanity and the entire universe that no longer can be done by their power alone. Even more surprising, the greatest threat in the universe looks exactly like Doctor Strange.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.


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