When we caught up with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen for Godzilla, in which they star as husband and wife, we had to ask about their currently filming blockbuster where they play superhero twins. We, of course, are talking about Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Olsen is Scarlet Witch and Taylor-Johnson is Quicksilver and the latter said playing husband and wife made it easy to slip into the roles of fraternal twins.
“I think we created the two characters next to be very different,” he said.
But, to be exact, if you see Captain America: The Winter Soldier and stay until the end, Taylor Johnson’s Quicksilver and Olsen’s Scarlet Witch appear. So technically they were twins first on screen before they were husband and wife in Godzilla. That is a point not lost on the head of the studio putting out the monster movie.
“But it was funny when I was talking to (Legendary Pictures head) Thomas Tull the other day, he was saying he saw Captain America and he saw us two, and he was like, ‘What are my actors doing in this?’ And I said, ‘Oh, that’s funny, Marvel actually beat you to it. Now we’re brother and sister before we were husband and wife!’”
Olsen appreciated the time they spent together making Godzilla and how it prepared them for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“I feel like that’s the way it’s supposed to be,” Olsen said and laughed.
“Because you’re supposed to know your twin super well, so I feel really lucky that we have one film on us in order to start with Avengers. So, it worked out pretty amazingly.”
Taylor-Johnson clearly is enjoying just working alongside such a pro more than once, something most actors and actresses rarely get to do.
“She’s a great actress, and I really like working with her. She’s super brilliant,” Taylor-Johnson said.
“And in the Marvel comics, it’s slightly a bit incestuous anyway -- not that we’re going to do it that way,” he added with a laugh.
Get ready for the May 2015 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron and watch The Avengers online.