Sorry not sorry, but I love this ^^ photo. Elizabeth Olsen just looks so full of herself, which – if I’m being honest – is how I think she looks normally. She always seems pretty pleased with herself. On one side, good for her! I hate when confident, self-assured people feel the need to feign humility. On the other side, Olsen does come across as haughty… sometimes. Like when she played word games about her relationship with Tom Hiddleston. Or when she’s dumping Boyd Holbrook on the same day his best friend died. Anyway, I was thinking about all of that when I read some excerpts from Olsen’s recent Sunday Times Style magazine interview.
On stardom: “I wanted to be an actress, but felt it was such a cliché. I thought if I could make it more of a pretentious theatre experience, I could justify it. But celebrity and fame are so odd to me, I just don’t have any desire for that at all.”
Watching her sisters: “I saw what they did as a job. I never saw it as something special; it was work. That’s meant I have quite a healthy relationship with the industry. They did experience a lot of pressure as kids, but now, with social media, everyone is experiencing that.”
She doesn’t want to be on social media: “I think that’s another reason why I don’t want to do all that, because I want to be able to just be. I’d rather disappear into my breakfast nook and read the news and drink coffee than flick through Instagram.”
[From The Sunday Times via the Belfast Telegraph]
“Celebrity and fame are so odd to me, I just don’t have any desire for that at all…” says the woman who signed up to play Scarlet Witch in the Marvel movies. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a real actress who has toiled away in indie films and small, dramatic roles for years. But no actor signs a Marvel contract to avoid fame and celebrity. No actor signs a Marvel contract because they just want to do lower profile work. As for her shade for social media… I don’t really get it? She has an Instagram and she’s pretty active. But one of the last times she appeared on someone else’s social media, it’s was because she visited Tom Hiddleston on the Hawaii set of Kong: Skull Island and she posed for photos with Tom and Brie Larson and Tom’s fans lost their minds. So maybe that’s what the “flick through Instagram” shade was about.
Update: there’s some question about whether Olsen really runs that Instagram account – the account it links to on Twitter is unverified and it’s totally possible that someone else runs it. The reason why I thought Olsen was doing it was because there seemed to be some exclusive-ish behind-the-scenes images and videos, but I have no idea.
Here are some photos of Olsen at Tuesday’s London premiere of Captain America: Civil War. Her dress is McQueen. Don’t those photographers know that she has no desire to be a famous celebrity?!
Photos courtesy of WENN.