Elizabeth Olsen abandoned her farmers market when the paps camped out there


Elizabeth Olsen covers the new issue of Allure, mostly to promote Captain America: Civil War, but she also mentions I Saw the Light, so she’s probably pulling double-duty. A year ago, if you had asked for my opinion on Olsen, I would have said that she seemed okay, pretty normal and un-diva-like. But as I read more of her interviews, the less I like her? It’s not something I can put my finger on exactly, except that I don’t think she’s as famous as she believes she is, and as such, some of her complaints about fame come across as disingenuous. And there’s more of that in this Allure interview. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

She’s not offended by comparisons to her big sisters: “You know you’re going to be compared [with them] for the rest of your life. You grow up and get over it, and you love your family regardless.”

Playing Hank Williams’ first wife: “It’s a f–ked-up story—she had a really sh-tty, difficult experience with her husband.”

She doesn’t get Insta-celebs: “Being a celebrity for not doing anything, I don’t understand that.”

She hates the paps: “I won’t go to certain restaurants because I don’t want to be photographed.”

When paparazzi started camping out at her farmers’ market in LA: “I had to find a different kind of sauerkraut.”

What happens when she goes to an industry party: “I’ll find a sofa in the corner, and I park myself,” says the woman who calls Hollywood “a weird circus.” Plus, “I’m allergic to small talk.”

Red carpet fashion: “The clothes we’re expected to fit into aren’t sizes; they’re samples. They’re not made for chicks with boobs, so I’m very self-conscious about having them. I have fun choosing an outfit for my best friend’s wedding, but not [something] I’m going to be judged in.”

When she was turned away from a Saint Laurent show: “We were like, OK, we didn’t get in!” says Olsen. “We were going to have sushi an hour from now, but I guess we’ll have it now instead.” So she drove to a restaurant in a mini mall where “you don’t have to say hi to people who make you uncomfortable. [At the show,] Lady Gaga would be somewhere nearby, and you’d be like, Where am I?”

Late bloomer: “I’m thankful that I didn’t start working until I got older. I was confident enough to know who I was.”

When she started getting buzz in her early 20s:
“People kept saying, ‘Your life’s gonna change.’ I wish I took it a little more seriously because I could have made smarter work decisions after the fact. But the way I’ve always functioned is that I don’t listen to noise. It’s a defense mechanism. Like, Yeah, this is all fake. All of my friends’ families [worked in Hollywood growing up], and I didn’t want to give it weight.”

[From Allure]

One of my rules about celebrities (and everyone else) is that if someone is trying this hard to convince you of something, you know the opposite is probably true. The more Olsen tries to convince us that she’s super-normal and she hates the paparazzi and she’s constantly being stalked because she’s so super-famous (and yet so normal), the more I think that the opposite is true. And the farmers market thing? Um, did she go to the same farmers market as Jennifer Garner? Because there’s your explanation.

One of the most interesting quotes comes from Jeremy Renner, not Olsen. He tells the mag: “We have dinners and wine and good chats. I’ve peeled a lot of layers of that onion, and every layer is interesting. She’s smart. She’s strong-willed. She has an old soul.” Hm… I realize I’m not the first person to wonder this, but do you think Renner and Olsen have something going on? She’s his type, to a certain extent. And he has been single for a while, hasn’t he?


Photos courtesy of Allure.

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  1. SilkyMalice says:

    The hell with the eyeliner?

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Apparently, she wanted to go for the raccoon look

    • jammypants says:

      I actually like it! Brings out the gold-ish eye color.

      • Dara says:

        It’s a dramatic look for a magazine cover, and the whole shoot was aiming for a 70’s vibe, so it fits. The horrible Gucci dress she wore to the ISTL premiere appears to be from this photo shoot. But why she latched on to that one as a favorite mystifies me. The yellow look from the cover was super-cool, and she was also photographed in a teal ruffled halter that I want for my own closet – both were way more flattering.

      • jammypants says:

        My only complaint is I hate the middle parting of her hair. I just don’t think she looks good blonde. I find her way more interesting looking as a brunette and hair parted on the side. The shape of her face is not meant for the harsh center parting, imo.

    • Mary says:

      Oh no! I was actually coming here to say I liked the eyeliner Apparently, I have horrible taste. I would love the look on me, except for obviously toned down.

  2. Denisemich says:

    So Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes can have a baby and no one knows for 2 weeks but this chick can’t go to a farmers market?


    • Becky says:

      Exactly. The lady doth protest too much.

      There was me thinking she went to a certain farmers market because the paps were there, not the other way around.

    • Naya says:

      Eva hasnt explained the lengths she had to go to hide this story. You can bet that she has probably spent most of her pregnancy away from public spaces. I gather theres even a photo of Eva coming from her doctors, 8 months pregnant but bump so well carmouflagged that nobody thought she was that far in. The point is, they followed her to a doctors office. Paps do these things and Elizabeth especially once she got on Marvel and was spotted with Evans and Hiddles, rose up on the photo price list.

      • InvaderTak says:

        The Gosling/Mendes stuff is pure conjecture. And Lizzie was papped at the farmers market way before Marvel or the dudes (and I can’t remember one of her and Evans). I don’t think they’re following her for her own sake.

      • Kitten says:

        Exactly, Naya.
        People actually think she’s lying about this?

    • Lara says:

      Haha are serious? Why do people keep saying that? Eva was never even close to Elizabeth’s level of fame or getting the roles she gets, and now she’s a has been.
      The only reason Eva ever got papped was because she called them, doesn’t anyone remember all the pap walks with Ryan’s dog?

      • Becky says:

        Eva used to be obviously pap- friendly and that’s changed because of Gosling. She’s had 2 kids with him so her worth to a photographer has likely gone up as a result

      • Madly says:

        Actually, EO isn’t that famous and Eva had done some pretty big movies in her hey day, so their level of fame is similar. Eva also is with a very famous boyfriend and still managed to keep both her pregnancies super quiet. EO still hits up pap hot spots and then tries to claim she doesn’t.

      • Cranberry says:



        Eva may not be doing much work right now, but she’s had better roles than EO as leading lady in big hit romantic comedies. EO biggest claim to fame aside from her sisters is being a minor level Avenger. Maybe her role is bigger in CACW, but that’s it. Eva still had way more recognition for her film roles than EO has being part of an ensemble superhero cast.

    • rere says:

      eh, i don’t think you guys live in LA… paps camp out A LOT of places, and a lot of folks here (like myself) have their local market that they adore and visit every week… you cannot just live a normal life and avoid paps, you have to make it a full-time job if you’re famous, and she is famous enough. it’s why celebs bash LA. you can move to an inexpensive neighborhood like me lol… but once they know where you are, game over. they will come.

  3. missmerry says:

    how can someone ‘allergic to small talk’ make it anywhere in Hollywood

    I don’t believe that she doesn’t engage in it, but I can believe she doesn’t like it.

    • here's Wilson says:

      From a professional standpoint I guess all of us have to make small talk to various degrees.

      This did happen to be my favorite thing she said though. On a personal note I feel allergic to small talk too. Superficial conversation with people I either don’t know or haven’t seen in years and no longer have connections to is so forced it becomes uncomfortable. I find the practice mundane and engage only to be polite. Then make an exit as quickly as possible.

    • here's Wilson says:

      And I love that yellow top.

    • TreadStyle says:

      & who even says “im alkergic to small talk”?! Like she’s above the industry stuff but obviously she’s not bc she’s gotta be engaging in it to a certain extent to be getting jobs bc she’s just an average actress. She always comes across as very full of herself. Ive always found that the people who have to keep talking about how chill they r and don’t care about anything really, r the ones who care about EVERYTHING the most!!!(even non famous people who say this stuff) yes the papa r everywhere but ur sisters r the Olsen twins yet u didn’t “believe” that things would change? Ooooook.

    • tealily says:

      I buy the small talk comment. She comes across terrible in interviews, but I don’t think that necessarily means that she is terrible. Some people just aren’t good at this kind of thing.

      My personal jury is still out on her. There’s either something under her facade and she doesn’t want to/ isn’t good at talking about herself or there’s truly nothing there and what you see is what you get.

      • Bridget says:

        I wonder how defensive she is, being an Olsen. Those older sisters of hers are WEIRD. How much of that hard shell ended up going to the younger generation?

      • tealily says:

        Very good point. She gets a lot of flack for complaining about the paparazzi, but maybe she’s just hyper aware of it after seeing how her sisters have handled it.

      • Cranberry says:

        I buy it too cause she does come off as somewhat forced and uncomfortable in many interviews. I believe she is insecure and defensive because of being an Olsen. Her sisters / family hit a gold mine for pretty much doing nothing just like the Kardashian “Insta-celebs” she’s criticizing in the article.
        And just because the Olsens capitalized on their first wind spring only shows that they made good business decisions. They know how to make money, but what they produced and made their fame and fortune from is NOTHING. Their products, whether it be teen videos or fashion branding is artistically and skillfully Void! And even worse, has no passion or inspirational intent. Imo, they’re only a few steps above the Kardashians. The Ks are obnoxious adults, but the Olsens (parents) played up the child star angle for as much as they could get regardless of how it may have affected their children.

        So yes I think EO carries a lot of insecurity about her family. She’s very self conscious about her success and that it’s seen as legitimately earned through actual applied skill and earnestness. Not just dumb luck and name recognition. I don’t dislike EO, but unfortunately her insecurity masked as “self modesty” is not appealing. People pick up on it and are annoyed especially with all the subsequent (although understandable) whining.

  4. Locke Lamora says:

    I’ve peeld a lot of layers of that onion? I know what he means, but it sounds so sleazy.
    And apparently every person in Hollywood is an old soul. Until they hit 40. Then they’re young at heart.

    • als says:

      Yeah, the way he expresses himself is off and it’s not the first time either.

      • Starkiller says:

        He’s vile. I felt like I needed a bleach shower just from reading those comments. Can’t imagine actually being on the receiving end.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I know I gagged at that onion quote, too. He really does make it sound gross.

    • tealily says:

      Ha! Hollywood is truly outside of space and time. I can kind of see those two together though.

  5. Coco says:

    Meh. She didn’t say they were camped out for her. It’s LA and paparazzi starts camping out when it’s a known celebrity spot. We see pics of other celebs all the time at Farmer’s Markets. I read it as photographers started waiting for celebs so she decided to go elsewhere.

  6. CidySmiley says:

    Oh, she bothers me. She’s kind of a whiner.. I have a huge problem with whiney celebrities, a few complaints here and there, fine we all have those about our jobs. But when it’s at a near constant (I’m looking at you, Chris Evans) it drives me clear up the wall. Instantly angry. I feel like celebrities generally know what they’re walking into, that doesn’t make it enjoyable, sure – but they’re still aware. My sister in law and I both went to culinary school, but I veered and went into pastry school, and she complains all the time about the hours even though its clearly part of the job. It’s part of the job, people.

    • Lex says:

      I agree. But I also think with celebrities, they can complain sure, but complain to your family and friends! Why are you complaining to the public?! No one wants to hear a stranger pouting about things that are clearly rich people problems.

      Also, her nose job is horrible.

      • Sullivan says:

        It looks like a nose job from the 1950s.

      • Becki says:

        I can’t stand her nose job, her face is so pretty but that nose just ruins it.

      • Chaucer says:

        Thanks for the nose job comment. I knew she looked different but I couldn’t quite figure out what it was. She was so pretty before.

    • Luxe says:

      Especially if you sign up for Marvel.

    • Phoebe says:

      That’s a great analogy, CidySmiley. This is privilege blindness at it’s worst. You can’t wear sample sizes because you’re skinny but your boobs are too big? Boo f*ckin HOO! So you have to buy (GASP) off the rack? You get to go to parties with artists and celebrities and interesting people but you have to TALK to them? You used your name and glided into an industry that most people work their asses off to get into, but you don’t “give it any weight” PUH-lease (plays the tiniest of violins).

      • Birdix says:

        As someone who is small-boned but has boobs, I can totally relate to what she said there. And it’s not just the sample sizes, regular clothes fit oddly. Either you’re putting it all out there or you look bigger than you are. I sort of sympathize with her bc I’m sure I’d say all kinds of harmlessly dumb stuff like she does…

      • Cranberry says:


        Yes many people have this problem with off rack clothes, but even without being a celebrity, she’s got the money to have her clothes tailored to fit right. Her boobs aren’t so big or dis-proportioned to her body that nothing would look good on her. She’s just insecure about her body and her name-recognition success. It’s one thing to whine about your body. Everybody does, it’s another thing to have all the means in the world to do something about it (not surgically). She could have her clothes custom made, have a good tailor readjust all her clothes, hire a stylist to find the best fitting clothes/designers for her body like all the rest of the celebrities with similar problems do. Plus she’s got the money to get some good therapy to help her with her insecurities and body issues.

        Regardless, it’s part of the job as a celebrity to look good and be seen, and they are paid well enough to do it in high style. So her body type excuses don’t make any sense. She’s not the ‘average gal’ with busty fitting problems that she’s trying to project herself as. She just doesn’t seem to understand that. She needs to get some (more) therapy. Many people in this industry do otherwise they’d go insane.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Agree with Kaiser on this. The lady doth protest too much. Anyone who signs up with Marvel wants to GO BIG. She attaches herself to popular a Marvel guy and uses him for profile raising and then complains about the attention, even tho’ she’s not a high-value pap target. She’s says she self-conscious about her boobs, but wears dresses that draw the eye to them.

      Her whining and disingenuity are so annoying. But I think she’s a good actress. I thought she was great in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

      • Nike says:

        I wish she’d told the interviewer that when she noticed a lot of paps at her local market, she made the firm decision to start wearing a Halloween costume every time she wanted some fresh veg for juicing. Like, today I’m a space pirate! Yar!

      • Anon says:

        Was I the only person laughing out loud at “I won’t go to certain restaurants because I don’t want to be photographed”? Apart from the Wolseley, on a day when I am bound to be papped because I am dining with the person rumoured to be my boyfriend, 2 days after a sneaky pic of us made the relationship big news.

        But the biggest irony is that the Wolseley seems to be the only time she has been papped in a genuinely bad way, with photographers running after her shouting. All the farmer’s market shots are taken from a respectful distance while she or whoever else graciously fondles a carrot. Everyone knows the deal – the photographers make a living and the stars get a bit of exposure. Which is why she has been photographed there several times in the days before she was getting covers for Elle, Allure etc.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        “I won’t go to certain restaurants because I don’t want to be photographed.”

        But she will go to certain restaurants that she knows she will be photographed at (The Wolseley) when it suits her PR agenda as it did weeks before ISTL premiered at TIFF, thus capitalizing on the Hiddles hookup rumors dropped a couple of months before.

        She plays the game as all celebs do, so her denials mean nothing to me.

  7. als says:

    I think it’s tacky to be a celebrity and repeat over and over with details how you avoid the paps and how you don’t fit in there.
    Even if she was some megastar (which she isn’t), avoid the paps and keep your mouth shut and do your business.

    She is friendly with Renner from Civil War and also with Chris Evans. I don’t think it’s anything romantic between them, they just like each other. Because ‘great’ personalities like other ‘great’ personalities! They probably all bonded over how hard their lives are and how smart they by scamming people into seeing their movies.

    • Miss S says:

      I don’t have much sympathy by someone like Angelina, but whatever they (her and Brad) do to keep paps away or let them photograph what they want (making deals with them), she never talks about it, does she?
      I guess it’s ok to say you are not comfortable with that side of fame, but keep talking about it in every single interview like she is above it all when promoting a Marvel film doesn’t reflect well on her.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Maybe she keeps talking about it because the interviewers keep asking her about it. What is she supposed to do? Lie? No comment? That would be quite weird. There doesn’t seem to be a reasonable way out of the situation. It doesn’t mean she talks about it all the time, probably only to answer a direct question.

      • Miss S says:

        I wrote this before, she seems to engage with that question. She could just say something like: “I don’t like to deal with all that but it’s just part of the job.” Because the more she says about the worst it gets, journalists find an opportunity in that subject. It wouldn’t be a thing if she didn’t engage with it in several interviews. I only see her interviews through Celebitchy and it seems to be a thing. But I also feel that’s something PR people should advise her on, maybe she doesn’t even read her interviews and don’t understand how she comes across.

    • Jellybean says:

      Renner gets on with all his costars and he has just spent 2 months filming with Olsen half way up a mountain in the middle of nowhere, so it was inevitable they would become friends. He will be doing press with Amy Adams later this year and she is not shy about saying how much she loves him, so if you don’t like Renner prepare to be irritated.

  8. Zuri says:

    I can easily believe that the paps camp out at a certain farmer’s market. I’m sure it’s the same one that the Garner-Affleck kids get dragged to at least once a week. Good for her for avoiding it.

    • Becky says:

      It’s taken a year or so of them taking pics of her holding vegetables for her to stop going there. If that was me and I didn’t want to be photographed I’d go somewhere else, not keep going back.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Maybe she figures they would just start taking pics at the next market. It sounds as though the paps have decided Farmers Markets are the place to be to get the money shots, maybe because it’s all outside. She’s going to get sneered at by the gossip people anyway, no matter what she does. Some people really like to pick out their own produce and to get it really fresh and to teach their kids how to do it.

  9. hnmmom says:

    I hope she’s not with Renner, he is so awful. There’s so much hate and anger in his eyes. Even when he smiles it never feels real, unless he’s dude-bro’ing it and making crass remarks about women.

  10. Talie says:

    Renner and Olsen have been praising each other a lot lately, but I still don’t think he’s straight.

    • Kaye says:

      I don’t think he’s straight either. Which is just as well, since he seems like a misogynist.

      • hnmmom says:

        He strikes me as the super closeted, angry gay man who is unable to accept who he is so he blames women for his not being attracted to them. It’s all their fault that he doesn’t like them so he lashes out and belittles them.

      • Susan says:

        Hnmmom that may be the best, most accurate description of Renner I’ve ever heard. Impressive insight.

      • Colette says:

        So I guess Donald Trump is gay too.

    • Cindy Lou says:

      Oh dear Colette, you owe me a new keyboard. My latte just ejected through my nose.

  11. Cindy Lou says:

    Renner is not interested in having a romantic or sexual relationship with any woman who would put any type of expectation on him and expect him to live up to it. Which is why he hooks up with party girl types who are either thirsty for fame or so thrilled to be with a movie star they look the other way from his compulsive cheating. They tend to be twenty years younger than him and have the overblown ’60s Playboy centerfold look.

    Renner does have wonderful, sincere friendships with fellow actresses and other women (often older) in the business. But he will never combine the two types of relationships. Perhaps a little madonna/whore complex?

    • I Choose Me says:

      This is my take on him too. I don’t discount that he might be bisexual but the rumors of Renner being a hound dog with women are out there. I’ve even seen a picture of him at a social event with his hand up his date’s skirt while they’re sitting next to each other. It was a sneaky pic that someone took and posted to a tumblr site.

      Anyways, I like Elizabeth Olsen and I’d love for her to turn in more performances like the one in Martha Mercy May Marlene.

  12. Sixer says:

    She comes off as a twit and so I’ll be unlikely to read anything else she says cos it’s all a bit of a drag, wading through it. Shame, cos I liked her in Martha Marcy May Marlene.

    • Kitten says:

      That’s the only movie I’ve seen her in and she was phenomenal.

    • lilacflowers says:

      It was just announced that she’s doing a movie with Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper. I’ll watch that. For Patricia Clarkson and Chris Cooper.

    • manta says:

      The only film I saw her in was Oldboy and I wasn’t impressed. But the fact that I hated what Hollywood once again did to a great original asian flick may have clouded my judgment.
      I should stay away from remakes, so that’s on me.

  13. guest says:

    Her sister’s seem to hate the paps, maybe that’s why she doesn’t like them. This isn’t a K/J girl who posts there pap pictures,call the paps and then complain about them.
    She is’nt that famous but she can have a opinion.
    I’m just glad she can actually hold a conversation and say something worth noting.
    which is more then I can say about a lot of celebs.
    so ehh..she doesn’t bother me. The paps have a job to do just like she does, Its the way some go about it that pisses some people off.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I’m not too bothered by her either. And I feel like she’s talking about this stuff because she was asked about it. Is she supposed to not answer?

  14. Samtha says:

    I guess I don’t really see what’s so bad about what she’s saying. She grew up around uber-famous siblings, so she’s seen fame and the effects of fame her entire life. She’s also been in some HUGE movies in the last few years (Godzilla, the Marvel movies). I can imagine those have brought a lot more attention to her.

    Also, if an interviewer is asking an actress about fame and celebrity, that’s probably what she’s going to talk about, right?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. I don’t have strong feelings about her one way or the other, but I didn’t think this was anything to get in an uproar about.

      • SJO says:

        True enough but you’d think this chick was Lady Gaga the way she complains about being stalked by photographers. Poor baby. Go work in the library. Its so hard to be young, beautiful and doing what you love for lots of money.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:


    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I said something similar just above, didn’t see your comment. She seems pretty innocuous to me.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I find complaining about paparazzis annoying. They come with the job. Just like a surgeon’s job comes with incredible stress and cardiovascular issues later in life, your multi-million-talking-in-front-of-a-camera job comes with paparazzis. She knew what she was getting herself into. If it was just about acting she wouldn’t do Marvel. So shut up and deal with it.

    • jammypants says:

      Same. I complain about my chosen profession. It’s human nature to complain lol. I don’t see the big deal.

      • Becky says:

        Jammypants, are you a relatively successful actress in an incredibly competitive business, who’s signed up for films with a high- profile studio, getting paid for 1 project about 20-30 times what the average person would earn in a year? Then when you get papped – something that goes with the job – you complain?

        All the while your publicist is dropping stories to US Weekly about which actor you’re hooking up with, upping your profile in the tabloids. She’s a hypocrite.

      • jammypants says:

        Becky, well of course not silly billy :P, but I’m going to give her a pass for complaining because I can relate to that part of any job. There’s always something no one will like about any job. We can’t all be expect to be humble and gracious that we have jobs. Like I genuinely love what I do, but I HATE some things about it and complaining is a great outlet for me. I have to face time clients all the time for projects. I hate it very very much but I do it because it’s part of the job. I put on a voice I don’t use otherwise. I guess that makes me fake 😐

        Now I will argue, just because the culture of paparazzi comes with the job does not mean it’s ok. It’s quite sad our world has come to accept it as the norm. It’s invasive, unpleasant, and even stressful I imagine. Do I believe she planted those PR stories? Maybe. Maybe not. But since there’s no definitive proof, I think it’s unfair to judge her character on speculation. Plus I don’t even know the girl. That’s just my thoughts though.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Thank you!

    • Miss S says:

      Even if she is asked, can’t she just give a more general answer like “I try to avoid it but it’s part of the job”. Doesn’t she have people to advise her on that? I only see her interviews trough celebitchy and she engages a lot with that subject. And if there’s something that’s hardly relatable to someone reading an actor’s interview is the paparazzi issue, unless it’s totally crazy.

  15. seesittellsit says:

    A bore trying hard.

  16. Madly says:

    It is pretty common knowledge where some of the pap hot spots are. They are the same places they have been for years. The farmers market is one and the grocery store she is still seen at is another. She had to know this which means her protests are fake and trying to paint her in the light that she doesn’t court the attention. Girl, you spend your free time going to fashion shows and having your friends post your photos on Instagram. You court it.

  17. teacakes says:

    Can we just rewind a sec and remember who her sisters are? ie prime early 2000s pap targets? I’ve never been a fan of the Olsens but what the third one says here seems to line up with the experience of someone who’s seen fame up close and knows what it’s like for other people who don’t court it. Nothing to get annoyed at imo.

    That said, some much bigger stars than her have mastered the art of disappearing between projects (some of them include her own costars and her sisters) so it’s far from impossible.

    • Bridget says:

      I’m kind of fascinated by this. Her sisters are so weird as adults, that I wonder what kind of dynamics go on with that family. What’s it like to have crazy famous sisters, but not be hugely famous yourself?

      • teacakes says:

        I’ve seen pics of the twins with her as teenagers, and they looked like the usual adoring big sisters. And MK/A never seemed like they enjoyed the fame/paps part either, I definitely think some of that trickled down to Elizabeth.

  18. Magnoliarose says:

    She talks about this way too much to the point of sounding neurotic. I really can’t take celebrities who pretend they just can’t take the downside of a job they pursued. Its never been a mystery that pap strolls are involved but I highly doubt her photos are worth top dollar therefore not worth a pap to spend time pursuing her. I get avoiding the hotspots but beyond that I think she can rest easy.
    She just wants to seem quirky and not into the game.

  19. serena says:

    I don’t think she was ever ‘normal’, her sisters were famous since they were little and so that affected her too.

    • SJO says:

      Yeah it affected her so much she decided to become an actress and pursue rolls in super hero franchise movies. A genius move for someone s clearly afraid of fame.

      • meme says:

        my sentiments exactly. she acts like she’s a household name and everyone is always bothering her. personally, I can’t stand her and think she’s a pretty average everything.

  20. jammypants says:

    She sounds like an introvert who typically is not excited for the social engagements required of her job. I don’t think one should shy away from choosing a public facing type of career just because they are introverted. Is she really that famous? not really, but she is an Olsen AND she’s been in literally one of the biggest franchise in cinema history, so…I think it’s a fair call her profile has been raised.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Also, I think it’s probably hard to have an accurate perception of how famous you are in some ways. I mean, if people are asking for your autograph and snapping your picture you probably feel sort of famous. It’s hard to tell exactly how far it goes. I’m not expressing this very well, sorry.

      • jammypants says:

        Nah I get you. It’s easy to perceive someone as more or less famous than they are. There’s no real way to measure that, not even Oscars or followers count. My only real way of measuring is when I talk to friends who like mainstream things and they are aware of who I’m talking about. Not the best way to do it, but it’s a simple way for me to gauge.

    • Becky says:

      Then she shouldn’t have signed up with Marvel. And she appears to be an extrovert.

      • jammypants says:

        Becky, I think you don’t really understand what introvert and extrovert really means. My job requires me to engage socially all the time. I’m still an introvert. I find it draining to engage with others for too long, but I do it because it’s my job. I completely understand what she means by finding a corner and hiding there in a social surrounding. When she mentioned small talk, I also completely relate. Introverts hate it with a burning passion, but they’re not incapable of doing it. Introversion shouldn’t be confused with shyness. Introverts are not synonymous with the meek and are not synonymous with attention deficiency. Extroverts get stimulation from engaging in a social surrounding. I have many extrovert friends and it requires quite a bit of energy to keep up with them. Some of them know how to adapt around introverts, which is great. But some introverts can adapt as well.

        She took a while to enter the industry. She waited til she went to school and learned her craft. She was a full adult by the time she made the decision to be an actor. Sounds like she spent a hefty amount of time making a decision for her career because she knew what being a Olsen meant. That does not sound like someone dying for attention, but more so cautious of it.

        Introversion/extroversion is how you perceive and react to the social world around you. Sorry if that came off pedantic btw. It does bug me people use labels wrongly.

        There are quite a number of introverts in this industry. Just because they are public figures does not mean they are real extroverts. In fact they could just be introverts with a comfortable degree of extroversion (just to confuse everyone further :P)

        As a disclaimer, I think she’s talented and pretty, but I am not actually a fan. I just think the hate towards her is quite over the top.

      • Becky says:

        Jammypants, I know the difference between introversion/extraversion, I’ve studied personality theory 😉

        She’s been identified as an ENTP:
        Though to be fair that can only be confirmed by her doing a test.

        I’m an introvert and I find social settings draining, although I don’t mind small talk if it helps me engage with someone. It also may depend on the personality type, some E types are less outgoing than others and need more personal space. It would also depend on the I/E indicator, some people are borderline and can test as either an introvert or extrovert type.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I don’t think she should shy away from acting if she’s an introvert, either, but it sounds like she needs to take some steps so that she can be a happy introverted actress. Many introverts have jobs that require socializing and pick up some tools for how to combine the two – picking and choosing what they go to carefully, taking breaks, bringing buffer people. She doesn’t need to be sitting alone on the sofa at an industry party, much less giving interviews about it.

      I don’t think she’s terrible or anything, but this isn’t a very flattering interview.

    • TreadStyle says:

      @JAMMYPANTS I would believe that but introverts don’t normally vocalize complaints like that. There’s a lot more to bring an introvert then not liking social settings, I am one. Introverts are normally people pleasers in the sense that they don’t complain and try to get through situations they are uncomfortable w. Here are some famous introverts, all of which I’ve never heard complain about this stuff: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Glenn Close, Helen Hunt… Sorry it just bugs me when people just throw the introvert label on people bc they act awkward and like they vocalize how they hate social settings and parties. It is just much deeper then that. As an introvert, complaining about things that make me uncomfortable would make me feel better prob, but it’s just in my personality to keep it all in!

      • jammypants says:

        I’m not going to disagree with your example, but I find the notion that introverts don’t complain false. I think introverts can complain and there will be those that don’t. It’s a matter of who you complain to. Like, for me, I wouldn’t complain just to anyone, but close ones who understand my anxiety and energy levels when interacting heavily with other people in very social settings. One of my best friends would complain incessantly (to me and people she is comfortable with) about the stress she goes through feeling obligated to socialize. I’m an introvert too, and I think not all introverts have to hit every single checklist item to be considered one. Anyway, the point I’m making is I think it’s ok to complain. Sure it’s weird she is complaining in a magazine, but that might be her passive aggressive way of getting her feelings out there. I just disagree with the way people criticise another human being for complaining about something that makes them feel discomfort…it’s human nature! We all complain about things that stress us out. To think someone else shouldn’t because their job has different requirements is quite unfair. Anyway, I’ll just leave it at that 😛

  21. Meg D says:

    Not sure if this post comes courtesy of Renner’s PR or what, but Renner is very very gay, and very, very messy about it. Look at the way his beard marriage exploded, and the time he got into a fistfight with a rent boy in a gay brothel in Thailand.

    • Cindy Lou says:

      You mean his secret beard marriage? Hate to tell you this but if one goes to all the trouble and expense or acquire a beard, one flaunts said beard.

      Rent boy? That is a fantasy. The motivation for that almost fatal attack on another member (very wealthy, famous in his country) of the group Renner was with has been covered extensively in other publications.

    • Jellybean says:

      This story was the worst kind of blind item rubbish. He wasn’t involved in the fight, it was a pub not a brothel and it wasn’t even a gay bar. The man attacked was the manager of the resort where Renner was staying. The manager had taken Renner there with three other western guests, 2 women and one man. The men who attacked him were not pimps or rent boys, they all worked at the pub. The manager was a rich socialite and he nearly died, so it was a big story in Thailand. This happened in a crowded pub and 6 local men were charged with attempted murder, but the only gossip was that the victim had actually started the fight.

  22. Erica_V says:

    Wait… is she saying that Gaga makes her uncomfortable?

  23. lunchcoma says:

    I was giving her the benefit of the doubt until the Saint Laurent story. I get where she’s coming from, because I had the same sort of feelings when I was younger and spent lots of time trying to get into exclusive nightclubs that weren’t actually all that fun. The thing is, I was 22. She’s old enough that she should be starting to line up her life with her values. Fashion shows aren’t a contractual obligation unless you represent the brand, and she could choose to skip that part of the female celebrity experience if she wanted.

    And, really, that goes for a lot of the rest of this too. She probably can’t do anything about premieres and sample sizes, but she could hire a PA to buy her sauerkraut and go to fewer industry parties (she’d lose networking opportunities, but if she really truly just sits in a corner, she’s not doing any useful networking anyway).

  24. Guest says:

    Uh. Geez… I can’t. I really tried. I just can’t stand her.

  25. Lala says:

    I don’t know. I feel like maybe, if you grow up the way she did, with her sisters being SUPER famous and papped from a young age, and always being pretty vocal about a lack of comfort with it, maybe this feeling would be genuine…it seems possible to me, but who knows?

    • jammypants says:

      Same here. I feel it’s perfectly fine to want to be an actor and not like the frenzy side of Hollywood. Some people think it has to be mutually exclusive when it doesn’t.

      • SloaneY says:

        You can be an actor, though, and not be in Hollywood frenzy. It’s called theater. Or even sticking to independent films. You don’t sign up for MARVEL if you don’t want that level of fame. And having grown up with this via her sisters, she can’t feign ignorance of the requirements of fame.

  26. margaret says:

    She’s being whiny and annoying as always.

  27. Velvet Elvis says:

    Am I the only one who has no idea who she is other than an Olsen??