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?
ELIZABETH OLSEN: Of course! The truth is that they are very different stories from each other. It was very exciting to make Wind River first, at the end of winter and the beginning of spring. That film occupied my entire mind for a year, because I was preparing six months before, and finally, when it began filming, it was an intense process, incredibly satisfying, creative and personally.
It is a story that needs to be told: it is about the preservation of life, about nature, violence against women, rape … I kept thinking that it is difficult to create cinema that people want to see, when you want to propose subjects like this – and make them digestible -, so that putting it into a crime thriller is a good way to attract attention, because people like to watch those films, and as a part of the production you can talk about things that hard would be approved otherwise. So it was great to be part of an entertaining and at the same time deeply meaningful project.
In the case of Ingrid Goes West, I read the script a month before filming and I wanted to do it because from the beginning I thought it was a funny story, it has a very specific mood, whose central axis is the people, the world and the standards that we are representing.
I found it a very creative way to have a discussion about what social networks are doing for us … Can you imagine everything we could say? (laughs). At the time I was not hooked on any of that, so it was great to do it and explore it, from an outsider’s point of view.
It was a quick project, with little budget and a lot of fun. Matt Spicer did a great job directing her, and, while it’s entertaining, it’s also a bit creepy; the plot gets you under the skin, but that’s the good satire.
Translation by Google so please forgive any mistakes!
I don’t have the scans yet but the photoshoot and covers are in the gallery!