I see in the tv listings that James Corden is showing the episode with Benedict and Elizabeth Olsen tonight. It was first shown in May last year. Since JC ended his show last week, I wondered whether they would replace it with something else, but for now they seem to be putting on repeats.
So I rewatched this and what yanks my chain about this whole press tour was that BC had to play second fiddle to EO for his own movie! She was in the limelight most of the time they did interviews together and being the gentleman he is, he couldn’t exactly stomp on her being out front. So he sat there, quietly, and was relegated to the back seat FOR HIS OWN MOVIE!
I guess I haven’t gotten over my anger regarding this film, lol.
Watching the interview again, I noticed that she did monopolize the interview, while Benedict side by politely. And she even said she was bringing her Wandavision fans from tv to the movie - so she was taking credit for the success of a movie that hadn’t even come out yet! As if Benedict needed her help to be successful as Doctor Strange in his own movie!
And I was once again reminded that there was way, way too much of her in the movie!
Lol I almost screamed at her and the WV remark! Poor Ben. 😭 Corden wasn’t that helpful either, gushing about her and leaving BC to face the other direction, even if it was supposed to be a joke. Well, he’s been through worse and he’s a big boy - he can handle it. And he showed remarkable restraint. At least he got to shine in the Cinco de Mayo skit.
I hope to god they don’t do the same thing to him for DS3, although with the ensemble thing Marvel is doing now nothing is certain. It would be great if they could get Scott D. back to direct. He has a deep love for the character (more than Fiege, that is, who seems to be drowning the newer stories in diversity casting and kids).
IMHO her fans are insufferable and totally deluded but it’s best to respect the actress herself and not doing what her fans usually do. It’s just a silly talk show so we shouldn’t take it seriously. I’m sure no one there is really taking themselves very seriously and that she really respects BC. She actually mentioned how much she particularly admired his wonderful performance in TPOTD in one of their early interviews.
But talking about her crazy fans (😉), have you seen their reaction to the mixed reviews for her new HBO show?! They are attacking Jessica Biel just because her series about exactly the same crime was better received by critics! Barely better received but still better! Lol