Screen marvels! These ladies don't just look like superheroes on camera. Find out how the women of the Marvel Cinematic Universe get into butt-kicking shape!
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Wandavision
The Avengers and WandaVision star tailors her workout regimen and diet for each project. “I do change it up depending on the gig,” she’s said.
“I eat healthy,” the actress said, “but I try not to overthink it.”
Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in Hawkeye
The actress knew just who to call when she was gearing up to play Kate Bishop, a superhero trainee in Disney+’s latest Marvel series, Hawkeye: her personal trainer dad, Pete.
The father-daughter duo did hardcore circuit training five times a week, combining resistance work with cardio. "That was a really awesome experience, and experience, and I was ready by the was ready by the time I got to set,” said Hailee Steinfeld, 24, who also learned archery to prep for the role.
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova in Black Widow
Florence Pugh was up for the challenge to play a super-fit Russian spy opposite Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow. “I loved all of that because I grew up with a lot of dance and a lot of movement. I was always fighting my brother,” shared the 25-year-old Brit. “So I find all of that combat stuff so exciting.”
Florence worked with trainer James Shields and did “kickboxing for two hours with this amazing guy called Troy,” she added, noting that the focus wasn’t on her appearance. “It was just about, ‘How strong can you be?’”
Angelina Jolie as Thena in Enternals
Angelina Jolie had a big goal in mind when bringing the warrior Thena to life in Eternals. “I tried to make her as graceful as I could,” shared the 46-year-old A-lister, who did lots of ballet leading up to filming. “I trained in ballet because I watched the other Marvel films, and everybody [has] just done such an amazing job. I wanted to try to bring something different to Thena,” she explained, “and I thought to make her as female and long and soft.”
Gemma Chan as Sersi in Eternals
According to Gemma Chan, it takes a lot of core strength to play a superhero on screen. That explains why the Eternals beauty (who also starred in 2019’s Captain Marvel) is such a big fan of yoga and Pilates. “I have a mini morning routine,” Chan, 39, has said. “It’s a blend of yoga, sun salutations and a little bit of Pilates core work. It only takes about 10 minutes, but I find that if I do that in the morning, it sets me up for the day ahead.”