It’s all connected. In Disney+’s new series WandaVision, the cast — including Elizabeth Olsen — honors many famous sitcoms throughout different time periods. During one episode, there’s even a nod to Full House, which stars Olsen’s twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
“We have a wink, but it’s mostly a Family Ties reference that episode,” Elizabeth, 31, told Access Hollywood on Sunday, January 10. “That was most of their inspiration for that specific episode, but we do wink a bit. You can’t not — it was a very big show!”
Elizabeth also noted that the cast underwent a bit of a “boot camp,” watching and studying tons of old sitcoms.
“We watched a lot of Dick Van Dyke, I watched Mary Tyler Moore — I don’t know if it was part of our boot camp. We did Bewitched, The Brady Bunch and Family Ties and Malcolm in the Middle and Modern Family,” the Sorry for Your Loss alum explained. “We tracked this evolution about what Americans found comforting from their sitcom, regardless of what was happening in history at the tie. It was really fun to track. As we became more modern, we became more cynical!”
The new series follows the love story between Wanda Maximoff (Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) long before Wanda became known as Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“What I love about Wanda in the comic books, and what drew me to her originally is what we