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 Avengersand Captain America movies. Elizabeth starred in and was an Executive Producer for Facebook Watch's "Sorry For Your Loss". She is currently starring in WandaVision, the first Marvel TV Series on Disney+. She will also be in Marvel's Dr. Strange sequel and hopefully we'll see another indie movie from her! Enjoy the many photos(including lots of exclusives!), articles, and videos on our site!
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  • [on Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)] Sean Durkin really wrote a complex character that really hasn’t been written, and that’s challenging. It’s such a smart way of writing, you totally understand the characters and I was just completely obsessed and in love with “Martha” and the script.
  • When I was 14 or 15, I was a really good volleyball player, so I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll just get a scholarship to an Ivy League school through volleyball.’ Then I quit when I decided to focus on theater.
  • If you don’t like something, talk about something else that’s great and maybe someone else will discover it and think it’s great too.
  • I always went to see independent films, they’re the movies I’m usually most excited to see.
    And I think in theater, people don’t really focus on the media unless there’s a huge superstar doing a play or something.
  • I get way too much happiness from good food.
  • I feel it is obvious when someone has thought too much about what they’re wearing.
  • I don’t know about you, but my girlfriends have been my girlfriends forever, and they’re my sisters and my family.
  • I auditioned equally for film and theater. The difference is that theater has seasons, while film, it’s always happening.
  • I had a great drama teacher in high school, and that’s when I started to learn about the history of theater.
  • The tabloids create their own stories about people’s lives that don’t exist.
  • “The Sun Also Rises”, by Ernest Hemingway, is my favorite book. You feel manly reading it.
  • My brother knows more about film sets than I do, because he works at New York Film Academy.
  • I’ve always loved being a student.
  • I’ve always had a complex about being taken seriously.
  • I just need to figure out how to grow without compromising.
  • I find acting conservatories really important. I’ve gone to four different ones, and all of them provided totally different tools for me.
  • I believe that you are only in control of so much. So whatever you are not in control of you can’t worry about.
  • I also want to go to an Italian island and do cuisine properly with some famous Italian chef and, like, his mother.
  • And I’ve been taking acting classes since I was 7.
  • Everyone is always surprised by how old I am. They think I’m older, but it’s always been that way. I’m the youngest of four – maybe you grow up quicker because you just watch the big people.
  • I would love to date a chef. I’d probably get really fat, but I don’t care.
  • I think every day you try to soak up as much as you can to learn and understand things better.
  • I really actually enjoy auditioning.
  • I never wanted anyone to think that I would use my family name to get me anywhere.
  • I like men-inspired outfits.
  • It’s interesting to watch myself with an audience; I’m trying hard to learn from it.
  • I’ve never read a young adult novel, though. I’m sure I would love it, but I’ve never read one.
  • I’m the first one who sees every romantic comedy in theaters.
  • I’m the curvy one of the family.
  • I’m terrified of improv. Improv in a show or in front of an audience sounds terrifying.
  • Yes, I don’t read books for entertainment.
  • Well, I’d love to work with Kate Winslet – she’s amazing.
  • Normally I don’t feel like having a belly full of pasta.
  • No, I wouldn’t want the paparazzi ever following me in my life.
  • My friends and I started making films when I was still in kindergarten.
  • I think a lot of films do themselves a disfavor by putting in way too much information, and everyone knows what’s gonna happen next, and no one can actually discover things as they go.
  • I never understood why anyone would do magazines. Like, why would someone put their face out there so much? It’s because those people reading magazines will go see the movie, so you do it.
  • But I have a list of books that I want to read before I die, and whenever I get time to read something that isn’t a script, I’ll read something from that.
  • And at NYU, I went to the Atlantic Theater Company, and they have two main points. One of them is to always be active in something instead of just feeling it. And the other is figuring out your character.
  • You want everyone to succeed in your family.
  • What keeps you confident in a healthy way is knowing that everyone else around you is going to support you and teach you and you’re going to learn from them. I just feel open to learning from people.
  • Movies are in a much longer production conversation before an actor is even involved. I always thought of actors as the last piece of the puzzle – so you’re a tool.
  • I’ve only done one shoot where it’s modeling clothes, not like me in my environment. And the stylist, literally, I had her stand behind the photographer and do poses.
  • I was embarrassed that I even wanted to become an actress because coming from L.A., with two older sisters in the business and a mom who had been a ballet dancer, it was such a cliché.
  • I’ve been really interested in how people’s physicality can manipulate their emotions, as opposed to emotions manipulating someone’s physicality.
  • It just felt playful, like you’re playing make-believe. I can imagine myself during recess or before school on the playground being like, ‘I’m Scarlet Witch! Pow!’ To think of little girls being like ‘I’m powerful and strong and tough!’- that’s really cool.
  • [on doing her nude scenes in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)] My dad, when he found out there was nudity in the film, was like, are you sure this is a good idea? Me as a person, I don’t even wear things that show my midriff ever. I’m a very covered-up human being.
  • I used to think of him [Jeremy Renner] as this kind of grumpy, funny dude who, like, stretched a lot. But what I got to see making [Wind River] was a much more sensitive, full-rounded person.
  • [on why she decided to do nude scenes] I remember watching Holy Smoke and thinking that it was so reassuring to see a young Kate doing something that was so bold in so many ways. I thought to myself, ‘Okay, so it doesn’t destroy your career if you appear nude or take risks.’ Not everyone in my family and group of friends thought it was the best idea to be naked in a movie. But I enjoy doing it sometimes.
  • It’s a very interesting place because there is nothing really uniquely Serbian because they have only been their own country for about 13 years or so. So they’re really just an amalgamation of everyone who has just taken over their land.