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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: Sorry for Your Loss is a must-see TV show. You can only watch it on Facebook.

Elizabeth Olsen plays a young widow in this thoughtful and loving series about navigating grief.

 

VOX – In Watch This, Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff tells you what she’s watching on TV — and why you should watch it, too. Read the archives here. This week: Sorry for Your Loss, which airs on Facebook Watch.

Every article about the TV show Sorry for Your Loss must cover the following bullet points, as though they are recorded in the Constitution:

  •  It’s a brilliantly devastating little drama, full of light and love
  • Its amazing cast is anchored by the sweet and soulful Elizabeth Olsen
  • It airs on Facebook Watch, so good luck finding it [insert boilerplate about how Facebook is destroying the planet]

All of the above, so far as it goes, is true. Sorry for Your Loss is a terrific show — one of TV’s best — but the fact that it’s sequestered within a section of Facebook that seems almost intentionally difficult to find means that extremely few people have seen it. I watched the entire second season via screener and I could not possibly imagine how anyone would organically stumble upon the show on Facebook, short of just Googling it.

And that’s why I’m writing about Sorry for Your Loss and linking to it here — I really want people to watch it. What the show does is in short supply on TV right now, and if it doesn’t get a third season (season two just ended on Tuesday, November 19), I might have to finally get mad at Mark Zuckerberg.

So what does it do that’s so unique and interesting? I’m glad you asked.

Sorry for Your Loss somehow turns the debilitating process of grief into a TV show

When I first learned the premise of Sorry for Your Loss — a young widow named Leigh (Olsen) tries to live in the wake of her husband’s death — I had the same thought that many others probably did: How in the world is that enough for a TV show? A movie, sure. A novel, absolutely. A stage play, I’m writing it right now! But a TV show? One that will air week after week after week? It can’t possibly work.

I was wrong. What makes Sorry for Your Loss so good is that it understands grief isn’t a neat arc with a beginning and an end. It’s a process of atomization. An incident happens and your whole body feels like it’s engulfed in the flames of a nuclear blast. But with every passing day, it dissipates a little more and a little more. You’re able to do more, to get out of bed, to resume your life. But you always live with the residue of what happened. Your body is now radioactive, no matter how much the most immediately deadly elements dull with time. You learn how to live with grief; you don’t learn how to defeat it.

 

 

Gallery Update: “Sorry For Your Loss” Episodes 2.07-2.10 Screencaps

 

 

Gallery Links:

TV SERIES > SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2018) > SEASON 2 > EPISODE STILLS

TV SERIES > SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2018) > SEASON 2 > BEHIND THE SCENES

TV SERIES > SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2018) > SEASON 2 > SCREENCAPTURES > 2.07 “THIRTY YEARS” SCREENCAPS

TV SERIES > SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2018) > SEASON 2 > SCREENCAPTURES > 2.08 “DRUMROLL, PLEASE” SCREENCAPS

TV SERIES > SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2018) > SEASON 2 > SCREENCAPTURES > 2.09 “THE WHALE” SCREENCAPS

TV SERIES > SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (2018) > SEASON 2 > SCREENCAPTURES > 2.10 “I’M STILL HERE” SCREENCAPS

Press/Gallery: Elizabeth Olsen Is Ready to Make Some Mistakes

At 30 years old, she’s executive producing and starring in an emotionally intense show, while filming a secret new project — and she doesn’t think it’s going to be easy.

 

 

Gallery Links:

Studio Photoshoots > 2019 > Session 010

 

INSTYLE – God damnit!” Elizabeth Olsen is sighing to herself — in an exasperated, this-is-the-last-thing-I-need-today kind of way — on the other end of our phone call. She only has 27 minutes to do this interview during her lunch break, she explains, and her water bottle just rolled under a car. Now, she’s trying to catch it.

The clock is ticking — down to 26 minutes, then to 25 — but I’m not too upset. It’s a relatable moment, and that’s sort of Olsen’s overall vibe. On the set of InStyle’s photoshoot, she reminded me a bit of that girl from high school — the one who was cool, but still friends with everyone. For a moment, you’re able to forget that the actress is related to mega-famous twins, or stars in Marvel movies (plus an upcoming WandaVision TV show), or is an executive producer on her Facebook Watch series, Sorry For Your Loss, in which she also plays the lead.

That last credit is the reason that we’re talking. I recently spent hours sobbing into my phone while watching nearly two seasons of Olsen as Leigh, a young woman experiencing the many stages of grief after the death of her husband. It’s not exactly a lighthearted show, but there are a few funny moments and complicated (yet highly intriguing) love stories.

“We really wanted to focus on the smallest of moments in season one,” Olsen explains, making me recall how Leigh struggled to return to her job or celebrate her birthday. “But in season two, we wanted Leigh to start off in a different place. The thing that I really wanted to work on with Kit [Steinkellner, the show’s writer and creator], was this feeling of momentum and propulsion forward. We try to take bigger risks and make bigger mistakes.”

As someone who is fully caught up on the show — which is currently on season two; a new episode is released every Tuesday — I can confidently say there are a lot of gasp-worthy moments. Risks and mistakes, especially on Leigh’s end, are aplenty.

What wasn’t a mistake, however, was having Olsen work behind the camera on the series, not just in front of. During our call, she talks at length about the experience — how much she enjoys being part of the creative process, from first draft to final cut; how she’s finally confident enough to give honest opinions; how she feels like she’s adding value. People will probably think this is boring, she tells me, but it’s nice to hear how dedicated and passionate the star is.

“It’s exhausting and you don’t get weekends,” she adds, going over her schedule, which lasts 10 months (as opposed to the four it takes to film). “It’s not just memorizing lines or doing your character study. You’re trying to make sure certain outlines sound good for three episodes from now, or that drafts look good, or edits. You give notes on that. It’s a much busier experience then just getting to be an actor, but it’s really fulfilling.”

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Gallery: Multiple Updates

 

 

 

Gallery Links:

   Studio Photoshoots > 2019 > Session 008 +4

   Studio Photoshoots > 2019 > Session 008 +11 Exclusives

   Studio Photoshoots > 2017 > Session 029 +8

   Studio Photoshoots > 2012 > Session 008 +1

   Studio Photoshoots > 2011 > Session 010 +1 Exclusive

   Modeling, Advertising, and Promotional Work > 2018 H & M Spring Collection > Photoshoots +3

   Modeling, Advertising, and Promotional Work > 2018 H & M Spring Collection > Behind the Scenes Snapshots +2

   Modeling, Advertising, and Promotional Work > 2015 Kiehl’s >Ads   NEW

   Modeling, Advertising, and Promotional Work > 2015 Kiehl’s > Photoshoot  NEW

   Film Productions > Avengers: End Game (2019) >Screencaps   UpgradedHigher quality and increased amount

   Film Productions > Avengers: End Game (2019) > Deleted Scenes  NEW

   Film Productions > Avengers: End Game (2019) > Gag Reel   NEW

   Film Productions > Avengers: Infinity War (2018) > Behind the Scenes +2

   Film Productions > Very Good Girls (2014) > On Set – July 16, 2012  Exclusive

   TV Series > Sorry For Your Loss (2018) > Season 2 > Screencaptures > 2.06 “Weird Day” Screencaps   NEW

   TV Series > WandaVision (2020) > Poster  NEW

   Magazine Scans > 2015 > Instyle Magazine (August)  NEW

   Magazine Scans > 2011 > Total Film (September)  NEW