Who is ‘Red Witch’? ‘Scarlet Witch’ Elizabeth Olsen reveals

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Elizabeth Olsen reveals that her mum has been calling her daughter the 'Red Witch' instead of Scarlet Witch or Wanda Maximoff
Who is ‘Red Witch’? ‘Scarlet Witch’ Elizabeth Olsen reveals
Screen grab from actor Elizabeth Olsen's (L) interview by Jimmy Fallon (R)YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen, who is part of the show WandaVision, appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. On the show, Olsen revealed that her mum has been mistakenly calling her daughter, who plays the character of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), Red Witch.

Talking to Fallon about the finale of the miniseries, Olsen reveals that her mother recently found out the right name of her character. The host was showing the actress memes from her fans who don't want the show to end. One of them was from a fan who still hasn't processed last week's episode - where the Marvel Cinematic Universe referred to Wanda as Scarlet Witch for the first time on screen.

While the character is popularly known by fans as the Scarlet Witch, not everyone gets the name right. Olsen's mother has mistakenly been getting Scarlet Witch wrong for years.

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On the show, the actor said, "My mom just told me the other day that she's been calling me the 'Red Witch' for the last — she said four years, but I think I've been doing this for like six or seven. And she just learned that I was called the Scarlet Witch last week." She continues, “And she was like, ‘why didn’t you ever correct me?’ and I just told her, ‘because I didn’t know you were...I just thought you were making a joke. I dint know that’s what you thought my name was.”

Directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision also stars actor Paul Bettany as Vision. The miniseries streams on Disney+ Hotstar in India.

Watch highlights from the show:

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Olsen shot to global popularity playing Wanda Maximoff and her superhero alter ego Scarlet Witch in the Avengers film franchise. She is currently in London filming Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness which directly links to the events of WandaVision.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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