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?
Celebrities walk around and get their photos taken, so let’s criticize their outfits. Here are some of my picks for best and worst celebrity looks of the week. Above is Emily VanCamp (Revenge) who’s got this face on like she’s she’s realizing she made some sort of huge mistake. Maybe she realized she’s on Revenge. What happened to that show? The second season…godawful. I like her outfit though. It reminds me of ~~Kiki Dunst back in 2006-2008~~. Not totally into the handbag.
Move over, Ashley and Mary-Kate: you’ve been owned by your own sister. This is Elizabeth Olsen’s Marie Claire debut, and other than sort of looking like Eva Longoria in one photo (not good, guys, seriously), Elizabeth Olsen is definitely the best Olsen of them all. I mean, yeah, she didn’t star in Full House, and she isn’t a revered fashion designer worth bajillions of dollars, but she’s cute, she’s demure, and above all, she can apparently act. Her appeal is through the roof.
See what not being a Heath Ledger-killing, big-glasses-wearing, *granny-panty-rocking weirdo does for you?
*I’m totally kidding about the granny panties. THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE.
I used to joke about the “third Olsen sister,” some terrible gnome that the twins keep locked away in a basement (see also: Kristen Wiig as Judice). Joke’s on me; turns out there is an Olsen sibling. Or maybe I did know that, but the knowledge somehow got lost in my brain’s muddle. Oh, well.
Anyway. Meet 22-year-old Elizabeth Olsen. You’re gonna hear a lot more about this kid in coming months, I swear. She’s currently getting ridiculously rave reviews for her eponymous role in Martha Marcy May Marlene—and I’m talking Kirsten-Dunst-in-Melancholia reviews, here.
Right now you probably know Elizabeth Olsen as the younger sister of the tycoon Olsen twins. After you see Martha Marcy May Marlene, you’ll know her as an actress of uncommon subtlety and feeling. It’s a sensational performance….