Looking at her the only thing Elizabeth Olsen seems to share with her famous older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley, is the giant, creepy, doll eyes. However, they actually work on Elizabeth. She is on her way to being one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood thanks to her new film Martha Marcy May Marlene.
The film tells the story of a girl who joins a cult in the Catskills, only to escape and have her attempts at a normal life confused by her memories and paranoia. Ooo, now that sounds like a fun family film. Elizabeth talked to GQ about one of the most unnerving scenes in the film–when she’s “offered up naked as a ritual shag.” She didn’t even question the scene. She told the magazine:
“The movie wouldn’t have been as disturbing without it. Taking away someone’s sexuality, making it something you don’t even own anymore—that’s the scariest thing.”
And don’t think Elizabeth is just some random celebrity sister trying to act. Nope. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch, training with the Atlantic Theatre Company, and even went to Russia to study acting, dialect and stage combat. I’m sure she’s got the Stanislavsky technique down. Oh! She could totally play Nina in The Seagull. Someone make this happen.
Elizabeth was recently seen at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting Martha Marcy May Marlene. I’m actually super excited to see it. Check out her fabulous premiere dress in our gallery then leave us a comment telling us what you think of the other Olsen. I think I like her best.