Elizabeth Olsen has picked up steam in the film world in the past few years, and for good reason. Ever since Martha Marcy May Marlene, she’s been booking some great roles and is earning a great reputation in Hollywood. Turns out, that’s largely because she’s a team player and really likes group work – and hates actors who don’t feel the same way.
From Dazed and Confused:
“I’m obsessed with teams. When I was in sixth grade, I realized that mine and my siblings’ initials spelled the word ‘TEAM’. T-rent, E-lizabeth, A-shley, and M-ary-Kate. So I bought us all little trinkets that said ‘TEAM’ so we could always remember that.”
LOL, that’s sorta cute. And about working on films…
“All these weird people that probably shouldn’t ever be in a room together, who have to work together and get one thing done. It’s the best,” she said.
“Sometimes I can’t stand the bullshit of actors. You know, when they’re more interested in ‘getting in the zone’ than they are about showing up and doing their job and remembering that film is a group activity. When you’re an actor, it’s not about you. It’s about a team.”
Hmm, I don’t know if I agree with it. Sure, it’s about the team insofar as the chemistry has to be on and people have to, you know, not be dicks. Still, you have to sort of embody your role and really dig deep into it, which I think is a very different experience for everyone and often a solitary one. I get what she means generally, though. Actors are major bullshitters. They’re in the business of professional bullshitting, in fact.
Elizabeth Olsen is still the best Olsen, right? We all agree there?