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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

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

 

Press: Elizabeth Olsen on Grief, the Scarlet Witch and Her Next Life

The actress talks about juggling “Sorry For Your Loss” with the Marvel juggernaut, while dreaming up her next great adventures.

 

NY Times – One weekend about four years ago, Elizabeth Olsen found herself in the enviable position of having a pile of scripts to read. Just barely into her career — not counting childhood cameos alongside her older sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley — she’d already raked in indie accolades for “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and ascended into the Marvel universe as Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. the Scarlet Witch.

But something about Kit Steinkellner’s pilot for “Sorry for Your Loss,” and the role of Leigh Shaw, a young widow mourning the death of her husband, who either fell off a cliff or jumped, captivated her.

“I was doing a bunch of stuff that felt outside of myself, and I really wanted to be a part of something that’s a little bit more close to home,” Olsen said. Better yet, it came with an offer to be an executive producer.

“Sorry for Your Loss” quickly evolved into a critical darling, with James Poniewozik of The New York Times calling it a “quiet gem.” Season 2, now on Facebook Watch, picks up six months after the death of her husband (Mamoudou Athie, still present in flashbacks) as Leigh moves forward with baby steps: getting his comic book published posthumously, skipping grief group to have sex with her Postmates delivery guy. Then there’s the disconcerting fact that her husband’s brother (Jovan Adepo) has fallen in love with her.

Perhaps because of her paparazzi-hounded siblings, celebrity has never been a pursuit for Olsen, 30, who muses about the children she hopes to have with her fiancé, Robbie Arnett of the band Milo Greene.

“I never wanted to have a certain amount of power in the industry,” she said. “I really do love my job, and I’m happy doing just that and the charity I do, and being as private as possible.”

These are edited excerpts from the conversation.

Grief isn’t something most of us long to confront. So why can’t we turn away from Leigh and her story?

I think going through grief, whether it’s losing a parent or a spouse or a best friend, is a really isolating experience. And I feel like we try and be as authentic to the truth as possible. We also try to handle mental illness and addiction the same way. For a show like ours to hopefully make people not feel alone and to feel seen, that’s a special experience. And the thing that’s been interesting with Facebook is that there’s a built-in community for people, if they want it.

Is there any particular experience you find yourself drawing on to tap into her grief?

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Press: Elizabeth Olsen Shared Details About “WandaVision”

 

 

Gallery Links:

STUDIO PHOTOSHOOTS > 2019 > SESSION 008

PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2019 > OCT 10: BUZZ FEED’ S AM TO DM

 

Buzz Feed – Attention, Marvel fans: Elizabeth Olsen is on board with the idea of an all-women superhero movie.

Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM morning show that such a movie would have a “huge impact.”

“I think people really love these characters,” she said. “I feel like all the men in Marvel movies have done such a brilliant job with satisfying a lot of things our audiences want, and they’re funny and they’re talented. And so are all the women. And to give them more screentime, I think, would be a huge impact because comics aren’t just for boys who want to watch big boys.”

Fans were thrilled by a scene from Avengers: Endgame in which all the Marvel women joined forces to protect the Infinity Gauntlet.

So it won’t come as too much of a surprise that Brie Larson, aka Captain Marvel, told Variety earlier this week the idea of an all-women movie had been “truly discussed” at the highest levels of Marvel.

“I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to [Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige] and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this,’” Larson told Variety, adding: “You know, I’m not in charge of the future of Marvel, but it is something that we’re really passionate about and we love and I feel like if enough people out in the world talk about how much they want it, maybe it’ll happen.”

Olsen said it’s important that Marvel makes films to cater to its diverse fanbase — which includes many women. “Especially when you go to conventions, you really see that,” she said.
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