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‘Good for you Scarlett’: Elizabeth Olsen praises Johansson for suing Disney

WandaVision‘s Elizabeth Olsen has taken a stand of support for her fellow Avengers star.


Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in Marvel Studios’ WANDAVISION exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Olsen praised Scarlett Johansson’s recent decision to file suit against Disney for allegedly breaching her contract by releasing Black Widow to the Disney+ streaming platform at the same time of the film’s theatrical release.

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She did so during an interview with Jason Sudeikis for Vanity Fair magazine.

Sudeikis asked Olsen a question about whether or not actors today are concerned about films not making theatrical debuts because of COVID-related concerns. It was then that Olsen made her comments about Scarlett Johansson’s decision.

“I think she’s so tough,” Olsen said of Johannson, “and literally, when I read that, I was like, ‘good for you, Scarlett.'”

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Disney continues to deny any wrongdoing in releasing Black Widow to the Disney+ streaming platform, maintaining that Ms. Johannson’s contract was not breached. The media giant filed a motion with the Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting the lawsuit be moved to binding arbitration in New York, just last week, but Johansson’s attorney has said Disney is guilty of ignoring “the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of its films.”

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Olsen clarified that she isn’t concerned on Johansson’s behalf.

“But I’m worried,” she explained, “about small movies getting the opportunity to be seen in theaters.”

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“That was already a thing pre-COVID,” Olsen explained further. “When it comes to actors and their earnings, that’s just all contracts. So it’s either in the contract or it’s not.”

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