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Elizabeth Olsen loved leather for Scarlet Witch

Published 11/04/2016

Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen is glad she can do more than stand about with her new costume for superhero Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.

Elizabeth Olsen is happy will the new full-on leather look of her superhero alter ego.

The Hollywood actress is set to return as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War, due out later this year (16). She last appeared in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, where audiences saw her rock a black mini dress, red leather jacket and thigh high socks in chunky boots. Things are a lot different for Captain America as she sizzles in a red corset, black leggings and another red leather cover-up.

"The new costume represents a more functional costume than the end of the last movie, which I could only stand in," Elizabeth laughed to Total Film magazine. "And I obviously don't want to be in a leotard and headdress, so I'm happy with the full leather look."

Despite having to wear heels, the blonde beauty has insisted they're "very comfortable" and allowed her to shoot actions scenes with ease as they were rubber.

Elizabeth's crime-fighting aesthetic is a far cry from the costume she wears as Audrey Williams, wife of Hank Williams, played by Tom Hiddleston in biopic I Saw the Light. Her real-life character had a very distinct way of dressing, which the actress admits couldn't be fully captured on the silver screen.

"Every old photo of hers there is a big ‘A’ on everything, everything is embroidered," she previously laughed to "And all of her country boots say 'Audrey.'"

Audrey's footwear was one of her most famous aspects, with Elizabeth recalling how someone quizzed her about whether she'd be wearing "Audrey boots" for the part. Baffled at first, she soon caught on to what the person meant.

"I started paying closer attention to all of the photos of her, so we ended up making Audrey boots for the scene where they’re in all white," she added. "And that must mean something about someone’s character in a way, to have everything monogrammed."

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