Gwyneth Paltrow’s School for Not Knowing Your Marvel Co-Stars has a new graduate — and her name is Elizabeth Olsen.
‘Avengers’ star says she’s never met John Krasinski …who co-stars with her in the Marvel Cinematic UniverseThe Last Offering of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
The bizarre claim was made during Vanity Fairfrom the “Lie Detector Test” video series, in which the magazine connects celebrities to the machinery to ask them deliciously silly questions about their lives and careers in very serious voices.
During the video, Olsen is presented with a photo of Krasinski. In the film, he plays Reed Richards, a scientist and inventor better known as Mister Fantastic, considered the smartest man on Earth. When Olsen’s interrogator asks her if she thinks the man in the photo is indeed “the smartest man alive”, Olsen gives a wild answer:
“No,” Olsen said with a laugh. “I don’t know him, though, but I would never assume an actor would be the smartest man alive.”
The skeptical Vanity Fair interviewer then asks, “You don’t know him at all?
Olsen frowns and thinks.
“I don’t think so. No, I’ve never met him,” she concludes after a few seconds.
When Olsen is reminded that the pair starred in a movie together, Olsen looks on imploringly for the lie detector test operator.
She then repeats calmly: “I’ve never met him.”
The verdict? She’s telling the truth – at least according to the machine.
She does, however, admit to knowing someone next to Krasinski – Emily Blunt.
“I met his wife,” Olsen says.
The Emmy-nominated actor has starred in multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe properties as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch – including his own Disney+ series, “WandaVision.” And we don’t know if Olsen is just extremely good at her craft, or if Marvel’s notoriously secret filming process is just plain confusing, but she seems sincere in her assertion that she doesn’t know Krasinski.
Or at least as sincere as Paltrow – who has also starred in numerous Marvel properties as Pepper Potts – about not knowing or remember his co-stars.
Earlier in the Vanity Fair video, Olsen is arrested for a lie in which she says she thinks musician Danielle Haim did a good job acting in the 2021 film “Licorice Pizza.”
And although Olsen also said that Haim is a “very talented person and has a very cool vibe”, when asked if she thought she was a better actress than Haim, Olsen reacted with a burst of laugh and said: