The pandemic hasn’t been easy on film productions, especially Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which included quite a few small but essential roles with the Illuminati. The one that drew in quite some excitement was the reveal of John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic. Sadly, his character meets a swift end alongside the other members of the Illuminati, but it turns out that while they died at her hand, she never met him or even the rest of the Illuminati members.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the actress was forced to take a lie detector and seemingly reveals she seemingly has no idea who Krasinski even is.
I don’t know him. I would never assume that an actor would be the smartest man alive. I don’t think so. No, I’ve never met him… I’ve never met him. Never met him!…I’ve never met that man. I’ve met his wife.Elizabeth Olsen
While it’s odd she would know who his wife is, it adds to a recent interview with CinemaBlend, where she confirmed that she “never met [any of] them” and that it was “movie magic” that created the sequence. It’s very likely that scheduling issues led to her not meeting them on set, as they had to reshoot some elements that weren’t quite possible due to COVID. It’s something we’ve been seeing more and it’s even more impressive if you consider how well these sequences interweave. If she didn’t say anything, may have never known.
You can watch her lie detector test here:
Source: Vanity Fair via Variety