HOMETOWN: Los Angeles.
BIG BREAK: As Glinda in The Magic of Oz at Showboat Youth Theatre in 1996.
STYLE ICONS: “My sisters [the Row founders Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen]. I’m serious. I’m not trying to be cute.”
FAVORITE ACCESSORIES: Sunglasses by the Row and Oliver Peoples.
WHAT I’M READING: The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion.
THREE FAVORITE FILMS: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, A Woman Under the Influence, The First Wives Club.
FAVORITE ACTOR, LIVING OR DEAD: Gena Rowlands.
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND PLAY ANY CHARACTER, WHO WOULD IT BE? Gena Rowlands in Opening Night.
UP NEXT: Avengers: Infinity War.
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LA TIMES – Room 64 at the Chateau Marmont is possibly the most Instagrammable spot in L.A. Its wrap-around terrace is suspended just below the homes built into the Hollywood Hills, tiny glass boxes that form their own constellation when night falls. Rumor has it Howard Hughes once lived in this two-bedroom penthouse, spying on girls at the pool below, decades before Lindsay Lohan and Lady Gaga crashed here for a slumber party.
Today, however, it is home to the actress Elizabeth Olsen, who has arrived at the hotel with a team of people to help beautify her. High-heeled sandals are lined up on a desk. There are multiple pieces of luggage containing makeup kits. She is wearing borrowed diamonds on her fingers, paging through the room service menu, from which she can order whatever she would like.
It’s a scene, no doubt, that would incite lust among her half-a-million Instagram followers. But she doesn’t feel like she knows how to do the setting justice. Just this morning, she attempted to photograph her breakfast, but then ended up deleting the image in haste.
“I’m bad at it,” she says. “I’m bad at the lighting. I’m bad at the framing. I’m bad at the editing. When I look at my food, it looks pretty. When I look at it on a phone, it looks not pretty.”
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ELLE – “They can make me have a little vertigo when I have to go on stage, so I just finally decided to take them off instead of trying.”
Elizabeth Olsen is explaining why she kicked off her heels at the Cannes premiere of her latest movie Wind River. Sitting with her on a secluded patio tucked away behind La Croisette–the main oceanfront drag of Cannes–Olsen looks as fresh as a daisy in an elegant printed pantsuit, although she must be exhausted. The movie premiere the night before didn’t even start until 11pm, which is when we saw Olsen take the stage clutching those heels in her hand. By 2am she was still working–meeting and greeting at the movie after-party, even though another super-early start beckoned, followed by another full day of non-stop interviews and events. (She took her shoes off eventually after that appearance, too.)
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