Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen walked into a room of 25 Mom bloggers and laughed about the “horrible hard chairs” and spoke with us about their upcoming addition to the MCU: Captain America: Civil War. Elizabeth Olsen is just as beautiful as you think she would be and Jeremy Renner is just as sweet. Peep the interview below:
EO: A lot of Stark shirts in the
JR: We’re gonna have a problem. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
Q: Could you guys tell us a little bit about your stunts and how much was you, and how much was the stuntmen?
EO: I think we do as many stunts as we can, and then they, a lot of times, take a second crew out, or they’ll film things when we’ve already been wrapped from the movie, when they’re in Germany, and they might do stuff then, but when we’re there, we do everything.
JR: Yeah, it’s- just do it all. It’s almost just practical stuff. I don’t do- no, uh, CGI. It happens in it’s outside, outside the arrows, and the- fire an arrow because it’s gotta go somewhere, right? [LAUGHS] You know, into the cameraman. I’ll give you most- ninety-nine percent of the script.
This is fun- if I couldn’t, then the odd part- this would be a boring job.
EO: Also, I don’t like having a stunt person do what I do, anyway. If they have to mesh, like, a move because it’s not like a roll, or a fall.
JR: There’s one flip or something, I cannot do and that I couldn’t do it, so my stunt double- he’s badass.
Q: What inspired to do the role of the Scarlet Witch?
EO: A few things. I was already a fan of Ironman and Avengers. I remember I saw it with my dad when I working in Serbia; it was about the second time seeing it, and it was just came to Serbia, and I loved it. Then when I told my older brother who loves comics and knows- He’s the person who can guess where everything’s going, and he’s right, somehow. I told him I was taking a meeting with Joss, but I didn’t know what character it was gonna be, and Joss started explaining to me who the Scarlet Witch was, he also said, when you look at the comics, just know you will not look like that.
I will not put you in a leotard, and cape, and a head cast. Then I started reading more about her journey, and I found the fact that her mind is the only thing that limits her and the ever possibility of this kind of insanity and being able to manipulate reality- that it even throws- that she can manipulate her own reality, those kinds of things, to me, really cool. I didn’t know when they would come into play, or if they will, and I still hope we play around more with that part of her. I just think she’s a really cool character, and it’s a lot of opportunity for storytelling.
JR: Is this, like, the most uncomfortable chairs, you guys?
Audience: Yeah, yes, yeah.
EO: [LAUGHS] I think that’s why I’m leaning against the wall. It’s, like, some sort of support.
Q: So you reprise your role as Hawkeye. Do you need extra training for the bow? Do you bow hunt?
JR: I didn’t do any extra training. Every time, it’s a different sort of setup, with the bow and what’s happening with the tech and stuff. On this one, the quiver’s different. Sometimes they could snap out and they put a different tip on the bottom. I really do a full extension…It’s the same gear- different tips.
Q : So there is a lot of action; there’s a lot of humor in the movie. Did you guys have improv, or was that just something they wrote in?
JR: The Russo brothers were great. They’d always have alt lines for certain things and these sort of one-liners, and then they just let you kind of run with a bunch of different things, so I have no idea what makes a cut, even when we did ADR, I can’t remember…They’ll pull it back, like, right, let’s just role this series and they just wanna have options for tone and then pace and that sort of thing. That was probably the funnest part of the job- improvising- that was fun, you know. I can’t believe these chairs. They’re terrible.
Then we chatted a bit about what it was like on set:
EO: Paul Bettany who is in such an uncomfortable costume and he’s sweating through these prosthetics, and he can’t take them off, and he’s so miserable, and he is still one of the funniest people on set. I think everyone just has a good attitude. Like, if we complain, we complain and laugh about it, and move on because, you can’t complain about it. It’s a really awesome job. I think we all recognize that, [LAUGHS].
Q: A lot of people are asking about a Hawkeye film. How would you feel if they came out with just Hawkeye?
JR: That’s again, above my paygrade, and I’m (not) gonna make those decisions. For me, I suppose what, I think there’s a lot to explore,. To go back a bit and (before) the circus and all that sort of thing and understand, like, how or why and what- just the, the reason to do it. There’s gotta be a reason- not just throw it out there. I love the character. I’m always willing to do it- explore it more, until they kill me. [AUDIENCE LAUGHS]
Until I’m fifty, yeah. Don’t wait too long, man. No one wants to see that. Old man in tights.
Captain America: CIVIL WAR
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.
***Disclosure: I’ll be attending the #CaptainAmericaEvent + #ABCTVEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***