Elizabeth Olsen interview: on the new Avengers film and her famous sisters
The Olsen twins’ little sister talks about her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, her fashion-designer siblings and why she’s no rebel
If there were any question as to whether the actress Elizabeth Olsen remains in the shadow of her older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, her role in the new Avengers film should put paid to that notion once and for all. “To be part of a movie that’s as universal as Avengers is incredible,” she says when we meet at Café Gratitude in West Hollywood, a celebrity-favourite vegan haunt where the walls are decorated with vacuously upbeat LA phrases such as “I adore myself and everyone else” and “I know I am divine”.
Petite and pretty, Olsen is instantly recognisable when she arrives, wearing gym clothes – an exercise top, leggings and black trainers – with her blond hair scraped back into a messy ponytail and a chic bag from The Row, one of her sisters’ fashion labels, over her shoulder.
Down-to-earth and self-deprecating, she is seen as the most “normal” of the Olsen sisters, apparently unscathed by the media circus that has surrounded her family since Mary-Kate and Ashley made their acting debut, aged only nine months, on the American sitcom Full House. “It’s just crazy,” says Olsen, 26, who is three years younger than them. “They’ve never had a year off work their whole lives.”
Elizabeth attended at the Kiehl’s 2015 Earth Day Project With Elizabeth Olsen And Maggie Q, yesterday. She was gorgeous, as usual! Enjoy !
Elizabeth is featuring with the next issue of Fashion magazine. I added the scans and the photoshoot. She is gorgeous on the photos ! Enjoy !
Out of the long list of talented, young and beautiful stars in Hollywood, Elizabeth Olsen stands as a lone wolf. A self-described “old soul,” the 26-year-old actress studies Chekhov and Stanislavsky, avoids TMZ at all costs and has managed to opt out of all social media channels for fear of losing focus (Olsen has no Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts). All this makes her the perfect choice to grace FASHION’s May cover as the issue aims to celebrate the intelligence and style of women of all ages (make sure to also check out exclusive profiles with Joni Mitchell, Gigi Hadid, Kim Gordon and Julianne Moore).
Photographed and interviewed in New York City, Olsen’s feature with FASHION—which will be on newsstands on April 20—covers her generational concerns, her upcoming role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and the upcoming Hank Williams biopic, I See The Light. Here’s a sneak peak of Olsen’s conversation with FASHION’s features editor, Elio Iannacci.
On the way people her age are depicted on TV and film:
“It is annoying to me the way my generation is written about—that we are all entitled slackers and hackers.”