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Welcome to , Elizabeth Olsen Source, your best source for all things related to Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth's breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in critically-acclaimed movies "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House". She made her name in indie movies until her role in 2014 blockbuster Godzilla and then as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in Marvel's Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. Her recent starring role in Facebook Watch's "Sorry For Your Loss" included her first Executive Producer position. Enjoy the many photos(including lots of exclusives!), articles, and videos on our site!

Press: ‘I don’t want superhero films to rip up my indie roots’

 

EVENING STANDARD – Wind River actress Elizabeth Olsen has built up her reputation working on a string of acclaimed indie films.

 

But the star is worried that becoming too much of a household name could make her on-screen characters less believable.

 

The 29-year-old even said she had to think twice about joining the cast of the blockbuster Avengers movies as Scarlet Witch.

 

She told A List: “I did and I still do [have concerns]. I still think, ‘Uh! Who would I have worked with if I hadn’t done a superhero movie?’

 

“And then you’re like, ‘Ah forget it’. It’s a woulda shoulda coulda kind of thing.

 

“I did think about [the difference] because it’s an association — an image thing — and you still want to be taken seriously for other kinds of story-telling.

 

“You also don’t want to get bigger than your characters ever — there are some actors that are hard to watch because you think of them as [a famous character]… and so you’re like, ‘I can’t think of you as this person who’s a janitor…’ ”
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Gallery/Video: Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Appears on Lorraine TV Show (London)

 
 

 

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Videos: Interviews at “Avengers: Infinity War” UK Fan Event

The group is in the beginning of this one and then Elizabeth’s interview is at 5:50.

 


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Press: Avengers: Infinity War Set Visit – Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany Interview

 

SCREEN RANT – Avengers: Infinity War picks up its character story arcs and team dynamics from where Captain America: Civil War left most of its Avengers, disassembled, but not everyone had a break up, so to speak. Vision and Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch have since become romantically involved, as the odd pair were in Marvel Comics, and that poses some interesting challenges for the two heroes given that one of them was brought to life with an Infinity Stone that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s greatest villain is after.

 

What happens when Thanos and his army seeks out the Mind Gem that’s keeping Vision alive? Does Vision even need it anymore? Can Wanda’s powers (which also derive from that Infinity Stone) be used to keep Vision alive instead?

 

We traveled to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in June 2017 to visit the set of Avengers: Infinity War and spent a day chatting with cast and crew, including Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen. At the time, secrecy was at a maximum but unofficial set photos from earlier during principal photography revealed the pair together, romantically, and Vision embracing more of a human look. We began by asking about the sequence we saw being shot that day, where Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his team land in Wakanda, seeking assistance and bringing them a warning of what’s coming.

 

In this scene, you guys get off the quinjet, Vision seems a bit hurt. What happened to Vision?

Paul Bettany: Oh, I just had some really bad brain freeze. … I had a really bad, I got a curry on the plane. … I got skewered.

Elizabeth Olsen: In front of a kabob shop.

Paul Bettany: In front of a kabob shop, which is ironic. … And these bad guys are trying to get the stone out of my head and so Wanda and I fought them off and then we’ve ended up here for surgery.

Elizabeth Olsen: Yes, we’re trying to. … I always get confused on how much we can talk about. … Like are we allowed to explain what we try and do in Shuri’s lab? [Publicist: “No”] No, okay. So forget that bit.

Paul Bettany: I gotta get fixed up.

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Press: Elizabeth Olsen, a fabulous girl

 

The actress confesses and reveals her professional growth, her love status and how she sees her future.

 

GLAMOUR MEXICO – From a young age, Elizabeth Olsen has been building her career. Her effort and dedication have been well rewarded by now occupying a very high (and well deserved) place in the industry. Talking to her was as if she had been in a conversation with a childhood friend. Seriously, since she answers honestly, she is a calm, genuine person, and at first glance her intelligence and her talent are noticed.

 

She is an actress who can move from drama to comedy, transiting through terror and even landing in the area of ​​superheroes, playing Scarlet Witch in the saga of Marvel’s The Avengers (it is a relief to finally see more heroines in that gender). This year she will star in two interesting stories: Ingrid Goes West, next to Aubrey Plaza, and Windriver, a thriller where she acts with Jeremy Renner, also known as Hawkeye, who is also part of The Avengers, whose next installment will be until 2018, with Infinity War.

 

Elizabeth has been able to shape her path, and her success is envisioned increasingly strong and devastating. While we talk, she confesses that she is very excited about this edition of Glamour. “I’ve never been on a cover in Mexico, so I think it’s great to be with you,” she laughs. Very proud of her achievements and happy for all her projects, this was what the heroine of fiction told us (and in reality).

 

I try to ignore fame, but you can deal with it in a responsible way.

 

GLAMOUR: This year looks good to you; you have two movies on the way: Ingrid Goes West and Windriver, could you tell us about them?

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Press: Elizabeth Olsen: a superstar for our times

 

EVENING STANDARD – With her indie flicks and blockbuster roles, Elizabeth Olsen has cultivated the kind of career most actresses dream of. She tells Tiffanie Darke about her famous sisters, her fears for America and how she plans to build her empire

 

It’s a sweltering day downtown in the Bowery, the sort of humid August heat when it feels like Manhattan is melting. Boys in artful sarongs and beards cruise the sidewalk, girls in high-waisted cut-offs and snapbacks lean against open-air bars. It’s noon, and no one dares move too fast.

 

But Elizabeth Olsen is not hot. In fact, she says she has frostbite in her fingers. Wearing black Calvin Klein jeans she picked up for $20 in a vintage store, slim black ankle boots and an oversized Altuzarra blouse, she’s been in air-conditioned TV studios doing interviews all morning and needs to defrost. She has asked that we meet in Il Buco, a rustic Italian restaurant with the sort of premium paysan menu you’d recognise from places such as the River Cafe. This, she confides, is her favourite restaurant in New York: ‘My sisters have been bringing me here for my birthday since I was 15.’

 

Ah yes — her sisters. Mary-Kate and Ashley, the button-cute Disney twins who grew up in the full glare of the public eye, then reinvented themselves as fiercely private fashion entrepreneurs (their label, The Row, is as hot as ever, and they now own high-end concept boutiques in New York and LA). Elizabeth — or Lizzie as she introduces herself — shares their delicate features: blonde locks, Bambi eyes and symmetrical porcelain face. But what’s intriguing about this sister is that she can turn those looks to power.

 

Six years after she burst on to the scene with a critically acclaimed performance in the indie flick Martha Marcy May Marlene, her carefully chosen roles have included Scarlet Witch in the unstoppable Marvel franchise, Avengers; Audrey Williams, Hank Williams’ wife and manager in the biopic I Saw the Light; and most recently, FBI agent Jane Banner in Wind River, a harrowing story of rape and murder set on a Wyoming Native American reservation, directed by Oscar-nominated Taylor Sheridan.

 

This is the kind of career about which most actors dream: balancing respected low-budget independents with blockbuster international fame. Olsen, it becomes clear, possesses an acute understanding of how to make the business work for her. Doing films like Avengers ‘allows you to sell a film to investors’, she explains, as she helps herself to black kale salad and slivers of pata negra. ‘It gives you recognition in an international market. You then have more freedom of investors for independent films.’ At 28 she has also finally launched herself on social media, having created an Instagram account last year. Under the guidance of her friend, the comedian and actress Aubrey Plaza, she is using it to simultaneously cultivate her fan base and poke fun at herself (check out Olsen’s ‘Feed me Friday’ posts featuring unflattering paparazzi shots of her eating). But she also has an eye on the prize. Any aspiring actor who wants to pick up a commercial deal needs a sizeable social media following. And those commercial deals give you exactly the sort of fame you need to get those independent film projects off the ground. ‘That’s why George Clooney does Nespresso,’ she explains. So far Olsen has cameoed for Miu Miu, but now she’s ready for something more: ‘People want to be a part of something that’s giving back to something else. I would like to be a part of that because it’s something that I would be proud of. But it’s also something that would help me as an actor trying to get films made.’

 
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Press/Gallery: Elizabeth Talks Forging Her Own Path in Film and Advice from Her Older Sisters

PHILADELPHIA STYLE – With her talent and film career firmly established, Elizabeth Olsen’s focus shifts to forging her path and making her own rules.

 

At the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, Elizabeth Olsen climbs onstage inside the iconic Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes. Looking old-school glam in a plunging blush-colored Miu Miu gown, she takes in the scene, smiling as the audience delivers its enthusiastic applause and Sheridan introduces the film. It is not Olsen’s first time at Cannes, but from her perspective, it might as well be. “The first time I was here, I didn’t soak it in,” says the actress during our beachside stroll the next day. “I was overwhelmed, and I don’t have very many memories of being present.”

 

This time would be different, she determined, starting with the decision to clutch her pink heels in her hand while onstage. “During Sundance, I had a bit of a panic attack when we were onstage. You have all the lights on you, and there’s really no point of focus. I hate it. It freaks me out. So, I thought, ‘I’m going to take my shoes off.’ And I remember every moment,” she says.

 

As not even a 2am post-premiere photo call manages to rattle the actress, you get the sense Olsen knows not only how to navigate the chaos that is the world’s most renowned film festival, but is also competently steering a career that, in the past seven years, has launched her to fame far beyond what maybe even she expected. “Now that I feel a bit more solid about what I’m making and I have a very clear intention for myself, I’m a happier person,” explains the 28-year-old. “I’ve started to figure out how I want to function as a human being in the world and balance it with work.”

 

She may feel like she is only now coming into herself, but from the outside, it seems like Olsen has always had a strong sense of direction. While the actress has, in the past seven years, made an impressive 18 films—ranging from well-received indies like Martha Marcy May Marlene to major blockbusters like Godzilla and The Avengers films—her love of acting and performing was established long before her 21st birthday.
Elizabeth Olsen Wind River Ingrid Goes West

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Gallery/Video: NY Times presents ‘Screen Time’

I missed this event last week so I’m catching up!

 

 

   
 

 

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