WandaVision: Paul Rudd Gives Heavy Praise To Kathryn Hahn's Agatha

By David Thompson Updated:
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A few months and an entire Marvel Disney+ series later, and WandaVision is still relevant to fans around the globe. The sitcom and MCU extravaganza hybrid gave audiences a unique angle on the MCU that had never been seen before.

Theories ran amuck, but the performances for Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, and Kathryn Hahn seemed to have left the greatest impact. The "Agatha All Along" musical number by Hahn particularly stuck amongst fans.

For the greater MCU, Olsen recently teased the connection between WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessIt is also important to note that Agatha remained alive under a spell of the Scarlet Witch at the end of the season, leaving her return open for the future.

This was Hahn's first appearance in the MCU, and she quickly became a pivotal villain to Wanda's story.

Now, another Marvel star that has worked with Hahn several times in the past has given out big praise for her debut in WandaVision.


Agatha All Along Scene

Vanity Fair recently put the spotlight on Kathryn Hahn and her performance as Agatha Harkness. In the article, Ant-Man's Paul Rudd praised Hahn and revealed he didn't miss an episode of WandaVision

Based on their previous work together, Rudd said Hahn is often "the best person on set:"

“Kathryn is often not only the best person for the part, but also the best person on the set. Her personality is so joyous. With no attitude. Kathryn goes for it in everything.”

Rudd furthered his admiration, saying “the temperature in the air changes when she's in the room to a much more comfortable 72 degrees and sunny." He also called her a "bright light" and "kind of the MVP" of whatever she's doing.

The Scott Lang actor shared how unbelievable he thought she was as Agatha Harkness:

"I mean, my God, who else could do what she did? She does that crazy witch cackle, and you buy it. You know how hard it is to do a crazy witch cackle?”


Over the course of the 13-year stretch of the MCU, casts have historically gotten along well. It has become a special group of stars that all share a connection of being a part of the most successful cinematic universe in history. 

In a lot of ways, this culminated in the Marvel Studios 10-year anniversary photoshoot. It featured every major star, producer, and director from the MCU surrounding Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evans for a class photo. Zooming into the photo and realizing everyone in it has had an impact on the universe and is often a top-notch Hollywood star is a special experience.

Marvel casting has been nearly flawless since it began with Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Hahn as Agatha Harkness was the next perfect-fit casting that has been orchestrated by Marvel Studios.

Even though Rudd and Hahn haven't shared any MCU screen time together, Rudd's kind words are a testament to the MCU culture and nose for putting actors in the right roles to succeed.

One Marvel cast saga to keep up with is the Anthony Mackie and Tom Holland feud that was reignited at the MTV Movie Awards. The future of the MCU continues to be bright, and it will be exciting to see what new relationships form as new characters like Shang-Chi, Ms. Marvel, and the Eternals enter the fold.

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Release Date
January 15, 2021
- About The Author: David Thompson
As an editor, writer, and podcast host, David is a key member of The Direct. He is an expert at covering topics like Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and business-related news following the box office and streaming.