Elizabeth Chase Olsen is an actress, she starred in the independent thriller drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.
It’s safe to say that Elizabeth Olsen didn’t have a normal childhood. As the other sister to the Olsen twins, Elizabeth Olsen had a front row seat to her sisters’ experience in the spotlight, media circus included, and she also witnessed what it was like to be a working actor—something she wanted to be but was embarrassed to admit. “I had this fear that people would think I didn’t earn or deserve the things I worked for because of who I was naturally associated with.”
The nepotism critique motivated her to prove her worth, but that turned out to be the easy part. Elizabeth’s a hard worker by nature. After all, you don’t get dubbed NYU’s notorious “Rehearsal Nazi” for nothing. And very soon, people started taking notice, and Elizabeth started getting roles, including the one that led to her breakout performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene. Since then, Elizabeth has conquered the world of independent film (Wind River, Kodachrome, Ingrid Goes West) and the blockbuster world of Marvel’s Avengers franchise as superhero Scarlet Witch.
Elizabeth is the kind of actor who loves the work and the craft, and she’s also the kind of artist who wants to take risks. In her newest project, Sorry for Your Loss, a Facebook Watch series that explores grief, she plays a widow trying to piece her life back together—not easy subject matter, but as you’ll see, Elizabeth will rise to any challenge thrown her way.
Elizabeth joins Off Camera to talk about the biggest lesson she’s learned from her family, why she may be one of the few actors who likes to audition, and why she’s the most Zen type A person you’ll ever meet.
The beautiful and intelligent Elizabeth Olsen (WIND RIVER, INGRID GOES WEST) is on this week’s Unqualified! In this episode, Anna and Sim learn about the problematic shoot that resulted in the amazing Ingrid Goes West (9:00), Elizabeth’s thoughts on “tossing the salad” (10:20), and Anna’s experience taking mushrooms back in college (16:00). Next, Elizabeth answers some deal-breakers (18:00). Don’t ever call her “Lizzie Borden”!Later, the gang call Hillary (38:00), who is struggling trying to balance a dating life and a home life with her parents. Then they call Liz (53:00), who recently found out that her boyfriend’s ex is his coworker. Tune in!ALSO, Anna is going on a book tour!! Go to http://unqualified.com/booktour/ to learn more. Social Media:Elizabeth Olsen: @elizabetholsenofficialAnna Faris: @annafarisUnqualified: @unqualified
The delightful Elizabeth Olsen aka Lizzy joins Josh to chat about the defining New York moment she recently had that would be a rare occurrence in Los Angeles, meeting with Woody Allen, the incredible work ethic of her sisters Mary-Kate & Ashley, becoming Scarlet Witch on the big screen, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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