TV and Movies·Posted on Feb 23, 202111 "WandaVision" Cast Members In Their First Major Role Vs. On The Show Vs. In Real LifeElizabeth Olsen's early appearances with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were iconic.by Nora DominickBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 🚨Warning: There are some big spoilers ahead for WandaVision, especially for Episode 7!🚨 1. Elizabeth Olsen's first role in 1994: Warner Bros. / Dualstar Video / Via youtu.be Elizabeth's first acting credit was as "Girl in Car" in How the West Was Fun, alongside her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. She literally gave Mary-Kate and Ashley directions, and it's the cutest 10 seconds ever. Around the same time, Elizabeth appeared in several The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley shorts, like their "B-U-T-T Out" music video, which was literally about them not wanting Elizabeth to play with them. Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel Since 2014, Elizabeth has been starring in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as Wanda Maximoff. She appeared in the end credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier before starring in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. WandaVision marks Elizabeth's first TV show since she starred in and executive-produced the critically acclaimed and underrated show Sorry for Your Loss. Elizabeth Olsen in real life: ABC / Via youtu.be After WandaVision, Elizabeth will star in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. Actually, Elizabeth went right from filming WandaVision to filming Doctor Strange 2. In an interview with Empire, she explained, "I've spent the last year with Wanda. And it's actually incredible to go back-to-back because I feel I can contribute so much more now." 2. Paul Bettany's first role in 1994: ITV Paul's first credit was his role in an episode of Wycliffe, a UK detective series. Paul played Ian Greaves, a fisherman, in Season 1. He appeared in a few TV shows and movies before landing starring roles in A Knight's Tale, opposite Heath Ledger, and A Beautiful Mind in 2001. Paul Bettany as Vision on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel Paul has been appearing in MCU movies since 2008. He was first the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 before he started appearing as Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. WandaVision marks Paul's first TV role since he starred in the anthology series Manhunt in 2017. Paul Bettany in real life: View this photo on Instagram @paulbettany / Via instagram.com Out of all the Marvel movies he's been part of, Paul said he's "most proud" of wrapping WandaVision in the middle of a pandemic. As of right now, Paul isn't scheduled to appear in any upcoming MCU movies, which, of course, just makes me super emotional. 3. Kathryn Hahn's first role in 2001: NBC Kathryn's first major role was on the TV series Crossing Jordan from 2001 to 2007. Kathryn starred as Lily Lebowski, a grief counselor, in all six seasons of the series. In fact, this show is where Kathryn met her husband, Ethan Sandler, and they've been married since 2002. Also during her time on Crossing Jordan, Kathryn made her first notable movie appearance in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as Michelle, Andie's best friend. Kathryn Hahn as Agnes/Agatha Harkness on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Kathryn's first MCU project, and she's absolutely crushing this role. This show marks one of several incredible TV shows Kathryn has been part of during the last few years. She's also starred on Mrs. Fletcher, I Know This Much Is True, and Central Park. Kathryn Hahn in real life: ABC / Via youtu.be After WandaVision ends, Kathryn can next be seen in The Shrink Next Door, a new dark-comedy miniseries based on the podcast of the same name. Kathryn is set to star alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Casey Wilson. Also, I'm hoping that WandaVision doesn't mark the end of Kathryn's time in the MCU and we'll see more of her as Agatha soon. Teyonah Parris's first role in 2010: CBS Teyonah's first acting credit was an episode of The Good Wife. She appeared in Season 2 as Melinda Gossett. Also during 2010, Teyonah appeared in How Do You Know opposite Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, and her WandaVision costar Kathryn Hahn. This rom-com marked her first appearance in a major movie. Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Teyonah's first Marvel project, and I already can't imagine the MCU without her. Before starring as Monica, Teyonah appeared in several major movies in the past few years, namely If Beale Street Could Talk and The Photograph. Teyonah Parris in real life: View this photo on Instagram @teyonahparris / Via instagram.com WandaVision might be Teyonah's first Marvel project, but it won't be the last. Next, she will star as Monica in Captain Marvel 2 opposite Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. Also, you'll be able to watch Teyonah in the upcoming Candyman alongside Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. In fact, both Captain Marvel 2 and Candyman are directed by Nia DaCosta. 4. Kat Dennings' first role in 2000: HBO Kat's first acting role ever was on Sex and the City. Kat appeared as Jenny Brier, who enlists Samantha to help her throw an over-the-top bat mitzvah, during Season 3. Right after this, Kat booked one of the lead roles on Raising Dad in 2001 opposite fellow MCU star Brie Larson. Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel Kat began starring in MCU movies as Darcy Lewis in 2011. Before WandaVision, she appeared in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and her character was considered a fan favorite even back then. WandaVision is one of several TV shows Kat has starred on in recent years. Of course, she's probably best known for playing Max on 2 Broke Girls. Kat Dennings in real life: View this photo on Instagram @katdenningsss / Via instagram.com Right now, Kat hasn't been announced to reprise her role as Darcy in any upcoming Marvel movies, but I really hope we don't have to say goodbye for a long time (again). The next project you can spot Kat in is Dollface Season 2, where she stars as Jules Wiley, and she's also an executive producer on the series. 5. Randall Park's first roles in 2003 and 2004: Comedy Central / NBC Randall's first roles included appearances on several TV shows, including Reno 911 and ER. At the time, he was also known for his stand-up comedy, and he even cofounded the Propergander theater group. His first major movie role didn't come until 2010, when he had a small role in Dinner for Schmucks. Randall Park as Jimmy Woo on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Randall's second Marvel project after he starred in Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018 alongside Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Of course, Jimmy Woo is one of several starring roles Randall has had on TV in recent years. He played Louis Huang on Fresh Off the Boat for six seasons, and he had a memorable recurring role on Veep as Danny Chung. Randall Park in real life: Kevin Mazur / WireImage / Getty Images There's no word (yet) about whether Randall will continue to reprise his role in the MCU, but I am hoping we get more of Jimmy and Scott Lang in the upcoming movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. I just need Scott to know that Jimmy mastered the card trick, okay?! 6. Evan Peters' first role in 2004: MGM Evan's first acting role was in the movie Sleepover. Evan played Russell Hayes, a skateboarder who has a crush on Staci and hopes to make her fall in love with him. Also in 2004, Evan appeared on Phil of the Future as Seth Wosmer. Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Evan's first appearance in the MCU, and it truly sets the stage for some wild things to happen in future Marvel projects. Evan's been playing Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver since 2014. He starred in X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and he briefly appeared in Deadpool 2. WandaVision marks Evan's first major TV show since American Horror Story and Pose. Evan Peters in real life: Rich Polk / Getty Images After WandaVision, Evan will be returning to American Horror Story for Season 10. He returns to AHS after taking a season off and will reunite with Sarah Paulson, who is set to return as well. Also, Evan will star in the limited series Mare of Easttown alongside Kate Winslet. And I just really hope we get to see more of Evan as Pietro/Peter in the future because Evan is so good in this role. 7. Julian Hilliard's first role in 2018: Netflix Julian's first major role was as Young Luke Crain in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House. His adorable work on the show made him a fan favorite alongside Violet McGraw, who played Young Nell. Julian Hilliard as Billy Maximoff on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Julian's first Marvel project, and bringing Billy to the screen for the first time is so crucial. If you haven't read the comics, Billy is such an important part of Scarlet Witch's story and the Young Avengers comic books. Julian absolutely nails it as this young version of Billy. Julian Hilliard in real life: View this photo on Instagram @iamjulianhilliard / Via instagram.com After WandaVision, you'll be able to spot Julian in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It opposite Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. 8. Jett Klyne's first roles in 2016: STX Entertainment / The CW Jett's first major acting credit was for playing the child version of Brahms in The Boy opposite Lauren Cohan. During that same year, he also appeared as a young boy on Supernatural. Jett Klyne as Tommy Maximoff on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Jett's first Marvel project, and bringing Tommy to life is so exciting, especially for longtime Marvel comic book fans. If you haven't read the comics, Tommy, like Billy, is an important part of Scarlet Witch's story and the Young Avengers comics. WandaVision is also Jett's first recurring role on a TV show. In recent years, he's appeared in several episodes of notable shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Supergirl, and Deadly Class. Jett Klyne in real life: View this photo on Instagram @jettklyne / Via instagram.com After WandaVision, Jett can be seen in 13 Steps, an upcoming thriller starring Jackie Cruz from Orange Is the New Black. 9. Josh Stamberg's first role in 1998: HBO Josh's first major TV credit was for an episode of Sex and the City. He appeared in Season 1 as Brian, a guy Charlotte is dating. Around the same time, Josh also appeared in an episode of Law & Order. Josh Stamberg as Tyler Hayward on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Josh's first Marvel show, and honestly, he's doing a great job playing a villain. Yes, I don't like Hayward, so he is the villain in the show for me. WandaVision is one of several notable TV shows Josh has appeared on in recent years. He previously starred on Nashville, The Affair, and Parenthood. Josh Stamberg in real life: View this photo on Instagram @joshstamberg / Via instagram.com Right now, there's no news about whether or not Josh will appear in another Marvel movie and/or TV shows as Hayward. As a Wanda fan, I am really hoping we are done with Hayward after WandaVision. Sorry, Josh. 10. Emma Caulfield's first role in 1995: Fox Emma's first major TV role was on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Susan Keats, a girl Brandon meets when he wants to join the Condor. Emma appeared throughout Season 6 of Beverly Hills, 90210 before booking her iconic role as Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1998. Emma Caulfield as Dottie Jones on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Emma's first MCU project, and I honestly gasped when she first appeared in Episode 2 because I loved her as Anya on Buffy. In recent years, Emma has guest-starred on several notable TV shows, including Fear the Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Supergirl, and Life Unexpected. Emma Caulfield in real life: View this photo on Instagram @emmacaulfieldofficial / Via instagram.com After WandaVision, Emma will appear in I'm Charlie Walker opposite Luke Cage and Evil star Mike Colter. 11. Debra Jo Rupp's first role in 1988: 20th Century Fox After appearing in a few TV episodes, Debra's first major role came when she starred as Miss Patterson in Big opposite Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. After this movie, she continued to guest-star on TV shows before she landed her two most notable roles as Alice on Friends and as Kitty on That '70s Show. Debra Jo Rupp as Mrs. Hart on WandaVision: Disney+ / Marvel WandaVision is Debra's first Marvel project, and she said she didn't even know "what [the show] was" when she booked the role. WandaVision is one of many iconic TV shows Debra has appeared on in recent years. After That '70s Show, she went on to guest-star on The Ranch, Grey's Anatomy, This Is Us, and more. And finally, Debra Jo Rupp in real life: View this photo on Instagram @debrajorupp / Via instagram.com Debra actually does more theater than TV and movies these days. Recently, she's starred in numerous theater productions in both LA and New York City. After WandaVision, she can be seen in the movie Butterscotch.