Thanks to Sebastian Stan Fan for finding these scans!
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Isabel Coixet (‘Learning to Drive’) is directing the Broadway-set drama from a screenplay by Sam Kressner.
Patricia Clarkson is ready to take the stage for Isabel Coixet’s Broadway-set drama Light on Broken Glass.
The Maze Runner and Pieces of April star has signed on to play an acclaimed Broadway actress in the drama that will also star Chris Cooper and Elizabeth Olsen.
Clarkson will play Melody Harper, who is preparing for the revival of her hit Broadway show toward the end of her celebrated career and, for the first time in her life, she is uncertain and afraid. Struggling with the crushing possibility that her best years may be behind her, she quickly starts losing her grasp on reality as she experiences vivid memories of her younger self (played by Olsen). The budding romance with recent widower Jay (Cooper) is brought to a halt when an ex re-enters her life.
Sam Kressner wrote the screenplay.
Of course you recognize the last name, but if you think you know (the candid, funny, occasionally foulmouthed) Elizabeth Olsen, you have another thing coming.
ALLURE – We’re at the worst table in Brooklyn—or at least, the worst table at a small Moroccan restaurant in Williamsburg. A few feet over and we’d be in the kitchen. We’re breaking the ice by debating whether scotch has to actually come from Scotland. And if my dinner date notices our proximity to the fluorescent lighting of the prep stations (or if she cares), she’s not letting on. It’s my first indication that Elizabeth Olsen is chill—or to use one of her favorite words, fucking chill. (More on that in a minute.)
Olsen isn’t exactly new to fame. The 27-year-old has starred in big-budget productions, like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Godzilla. And now she’s reprising her Avengers role as the mind- reading superhero Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War. But for the moment, Olsen has managed to hold on to an impressive amount of privacy and relative anonymity.
When you think of Elizabeth Olsen, you think…she’s got the best loose waves in Hollywood? She was awesome in Martha Marcy May Marlene? She’s the Olsen who’s not a twin? Don’t worry, she’s hardly offended. “You know you’re going to be compared [with them] for the rest of your life,” she says. “You grow up and get over it, and you love your family regardless.”
Perhaps as a counterweight to all the blockbusters, this spring Olsen also starred in I Saw the Light, a smaller film in which she plays the wife of country-music star Hank Williams (“It’s a fucked-up story—she had a really shitty, difficult experience with her husband,” says Olsen).
On a balmy Thursday night, either our fellow restaurant-goers are playing it supercool or Olsen has successfully shrugged off her celebrity for the evening. Sure, her siblings may be famous (OK, really famous) and rich (a few more reallys), but Olsen is not to the manner born. She swears frequently and casually, like the world’s cutest sailor, lip-synchs to Blues Traveler in the car, fiddles with the sleeves of her sweater (a gray scoop neck from The Row), and piles her hair on top of her head “like a fucking shih tzu.” And while our waitress regards Olsen with more interest than she does me, I can’t tell if she’s registering her as a Hollywood player or just as a really pretty woman.
MELTY – We got to chat with Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) about Captain America: Civil War. We spoke about their characters’ relationship, what a jerk Tony Stark is, and they even let slip that they haven’t seen the film yet!
The lovely Elizabeth Olsen and the charming Jeremy Renner started off our chat by playing a little joke on the cameramen. According to Jeremy: “They get bored back there. I crack jokes only for them.” The conversation then moved onto the film, Captain America: Civil War, more specifically how the relationship between their Marvel heroes has grown over the course of these movies. “I think it’s getting wonderfully complex and deeper with each passing moment,” said Olsen. “I mean he’s kind of a surrogate brother after Quicksilver passed away. It’s how I think we discussed it and thought about it.” Renner then admitted that his character, Hawkeye, “owed a debt because her brother sacrificed, who I hated, sacrificed his life for me.” Check out the interview in the video below.
Throughout the film, and the promotional campaign, including these press junkets, the Avengers have been split into two groups: Team Cap and Team Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. went to Paris and turned the Eiffel Tower into a Team Iron Man fan for instance. This is a serious battle! When we asked Renner about whether Tony and Hawkeye could ever work it out, the American actor explained how there was no “hatred or ill will” between the two of them. However, he did admit that the Tony and Cap’s argument developed into a pretty good film. “It’s probably made for a really great piece of cinema. So thanks Tony Stark, for being such a jerk!”
Olsen also spoke about her character Scarlet Witch, who’s easily one of the most powerful Avengers. “I don’t think she’s going to continue to have a struggle of like: should I, shouldn’t I, maybe. I think she now has a lot of new incentive. There are lots of ways you can take her.” Renner then made an interesting analogy about Wanda. “It’s like bringing a tank to a gunfight, or a knife fight. There’s got to be a real reason for you to use you power.” Finally, when we asked what their favorite scene in the movie was, the pair answered in unison: “HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE!” Incredible! However, Renner did end up choosing the airport scene, which we think ranks in the top five best superhero fight sequences, it’s maybe in the top spot.