When it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s a layer of secrecy around the future of the films and TV shows in the franchise, but that layer doesn’t just apply to fans. It applies to the people cast for those shows as well. Emma Caulfield plays Dottie on the Disney+ series WandaVision, currently airing on the streaming service. And even getting a role on this show was shrouded in mystery.
Caulfield came into the role blind, even after landing it. WandaVision head writer and executive producer Jac Schaeffer asked her to be a part of the series after the two had worked together on the movie Timer. “Once Kevin Feige approved me and I was cleared to go–when I got to Atlanta, a week or two later–then I knew what was going on,” Caulfield told GameSpot. “But until that point, [I knew] very little. I didn’t even know what period I was in, initially. I just knew it was a period [piece]. But that’s it. I knew my name. I knew Dottie, and I knew she was kind of a queen bee. That was all I was told. So once I got to dive in, obviously, I was even more excited.”
However, Caulfield has had to keep a lot of secrets since production began back in October 2019. “That’s a long time to sit with something,” she explained.