Elizabeth Olsen’s cinematic prowess has been a known quantity since her feature-film debut, in the 2011 drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Now the 31-year-old is reprising her Avengers role of Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision, a new mini-series on Disney+. Co-starring Paul Bettany, it pays homage to classic sitcoms from the 50s to the 90s—a balm for these troubled times. On the eve of its debut, she shares a few of the key components to the good life. —Ashley Baker
Bag: A fanny pack.
Bedtime: Depends on work, the season, and the mood.
Birthday: February 16, 1989, around dinnertime.
Breakfast, weekday: Hard-boiled eggs with kimchi.
Breakfast, weekend: Toast with avocado, smoked salmon, and a fried egg.
Car: Prius. They’re efficient and can fit way more than you’d think.
Child: I’d love to have one or two.
Cocktail: Fred Jerbis amaro with a dash of Fever-Tree club soda and a lemon round.
Cocktail appetizer: Inka Corn nuts, Castelvetrano olives, and Pecorino.
Dinner, weekday: A home-cooked meal with Robbie [Arnett, Olsen’s fiancé].
Dinner, weekend: A home-cooked meal with friends.
Blending into walls.
Drive: In the countryside.
Escape: The countryside.
Fit: Oversized, please.
Good-bye: The Irish kind, or else I’m there for another hour.
Hotel: Babington House, in Somerset.
Jacket: Anything by the Row.
Last Meal: Bucatini cacio e pepe.
Lunch, weekday: Something easy, like soup or salad, that won’t make me tired.
Lunch, weekend: Please see “Breakfast, Weekend.”
Movie: Bridget Jones’s Diary always hits the spot.
Neighbor: One who is kind and has your back.
Nonfiction book: Talking to Strangers, by Malcom Gladwell.
Novel: Circe, by Madeline Miller.
Pants: Khaite jeans.
Podcast: Red Scare, hosted by Dasha Nekrasova and Anna Khachiyan.
President: Jimmy Carter.
Restaurant: Il Buco in New York.
SingerS: Ani DiFranco, and Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee.
Television series: I could have kept going with Game of Thrones …
Theme song to your life: “Why,” by Carly Simon.
Time of day: Morning.
Vacation: Anywhere I can learn, eat well, and explore.
View: The hills in Sonoma.
Wake-up time: Without an alarm.
Weekend bag: A grocery tote.
Work of art: James Turrell’s Perceptual Cells.
WRITING IMPLEMENT: A fine Sakura Pigma Micron.