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Interview/Gallery/Video: Elizabeth Olsen talks about equity in cinema and shows her most sustainable side

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Talented, powerful and one of the most relevant actresses of the moment, Elizabeth Olsen is our cover star for May 2022.




GLAMOUR (MEXICO): Elizabeth Olsen has conquered us not only because of her multifaceted acting career, where she has given us incredible characters like The Scarlet Witch, but also because of her love of altruism, the planet and her great personality that has led her to steal the hearts of everyone; Therefore, this month we talk exclusively with her about her personal life, her dreams, her new projects and her best fashion and beauty tips.

This month we decided to recognize the Hollywood actress with two covers . The first reflects her personal essence, her love and her daily efforts for the planet and the second highlights her public face, the movie star and the importance of women on the screen.

Do you have a dream that you would like to fulfill in the future?

Yes I have a lot. I would love to manifest multiple paths in my life in the future. I don’t think that my life is necessarily to be an actress, there are many things that I would like to explore and I have a long list. To simplify the answer, I dream of having children. That has always been a dream that I have had and it is something that I hope to be able to do.

Can you tell us a little more about your experience with Latitud Project?

It is an amazing project. Some Canadian women who I think went to Mexico with their mothers every summer, ventured to Nicaragua. They started their foundation Latitude Project. In recent years, having a presence in the country has been more difficult, not only because of the COVID pandemic, but also because of the political situation in Nicaragua. Basically they find communities with a lot of need and work with them, ask them about what they need. Be it drinking water, solar energy… and they do a project a year with these communities. They build it with them. I went to bring more awareness to Latitud, but usually they only work with the community and the people there so they can have more autonomy over what they build together. It’s always amazing. I have been with them a few times. Every time, on every project, you meet some very beautiful people and it’s truly amazing how few dollars it takes to change an entire community. It was an amazing experience and I hope to be able to return soon.

Do you have any other plans to practice altruism in the future?

It’s amazing that people can be part of other global initiatives, but it’s also important to be part of local initiatives. In Los Angeles there is a wonderful non-profit foundation called The Rape Foundation .. The place I work with is called The Stuart House and they are in charge of offering everything to children 18 and under who have been victims of any type of aggression. They offer free therapy, free legal assistance, do all the research to help them with court cases, and have forensic services. They also provide therapy for families. When I volunteer there, I play with the children or their siblings while they are in the waiting room because sometimes their families can’t afford child care, so I basically take care of them. That had to stop for a bit due to the pandemic, but I’m excited to be back when I’m done filming and doing press for Dr. Strange , because being there for those kids is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life.

What would you do if you had Wanda’s powers?

I don’t know if I would want to have her powers in real life, because I feel like she takes the experiences of a lot of other people and can get into their head and mind, and know their biggest fears. I don’t know if I want to know all that stuff about people.

Have you ever experienced a love like Wanda’s?

I think so. I feel the connection I have with the closest people in my life, which also includes my friends. I have the same friends since I was a child and I feel like I do have this connection with them, which is very sacred and codependent.

If you weren’t Wanda, what other superhero would you like to have played?

With Wanda I can’t be very funny, except in WandaVision , where I was able to do a bit of comedy. But people like to watch a lot of these Marvel movies because of how cunning and smart they are and the humor is great. I feel like Tessa Thompson’s role, Valkyrie , has a lot of humor and she has a lot of fun. So she is the one I would like to play.

What are your favorite movies or series of recent years?

There’s a lot. I loved Power of the Dog , I think that movie was incredibly poetic and to be able to see it in the cinema was very important. We have all lost that sense of stillness. We’re at home quickly flipping channels or watching a movie and then we decide to change it. So I feel like that movie landed a lot on a slower method of cinema. I really loved it. Then there is the documentary called Some Kind of Heaven which I think was beautifully done about a retirement home in Florida. Those are the first two that come to mind and I really loved them.

What excites you most about being part of the cast of Doctor Strange?

What excites me the most is the response from the fans after the movie. I’m always really scared when these movies come out, especially between WandaVision and Dr. Strange because my role is a little bit bigger so there’s this pressure. You can’t please everyone, but you hope the fans are satisfied. I’m also excited to hear what fans would like my character to do. A lot of people ask me how I would like Wanda to continue after this movie and I really have no idea and I think the fans always have the best ideas.

What was the scene you were most excited to film in Doctor Strange?

I don’t know. She was actually pretty terrified about shooting one of the last scenes of the movie , which I can’t talk much about. I was really scared to film it, but it was also really fun. I think the scariest things are also the funniest because you feel like you’re accomplishing something or you’re brave and it’s a small victory.

If Doctor Strange could change something in your past, what would you decide to change?

I don’t know. I think if you change something in your past it could affect your present, which is the main theme of this movie. I am very happy where I am today, with the people in my life and my work, so I think that I would be very afraid to change something in the past for fear of altering something in the present.

What are your next projects?

I just finished a short series for HBO Max called Love and Death . It’s coming out in October and it’s a true story that happened in Texas about a woman who axed one of her friends to death. She is funny, but with a very dark and also scary humor. There I get to play this woman who went through a trial and I really had a great experience of her doing it. We had a wonderful cast and I’m excited for her to be released.

Which actor would you like to share the screen with?

There are many. I would really like to work with Betty Gilpin because she is amazing. I would love to work with Margot Robbie because she has a great reputation as an actress and as a producer, so I feel like she would really enjoy that. There are many, but those are the ones that come to mind for now. I’m thinking of women who are in my same age range because I think a lot of times women of the same age can’t be in movies together. There’s usually a woman in her thirties or a woman in her twenties and there aren’t many multi-woman stories on screen. I would also love to work with Carrie Coon, who is a phenomenal actress.

Do you think that opportunities in the film industry are equal between men and women?

I think right now there’s an influx of interest in female-led shows and movies, so there’s a bit of an imbalance, but now it’s favoring women more than men, which I don’t think is a bad thing. There has been a very different trend all these years so what better way to change that to the women’s side. It’s a great time for a lot of female writers and producers , especially because people really want to raise those voices, so it’s a great opportunity for people to create something for women.

If you could change one thing about the film industry, what would it be?

I feel that what I would like to change is maybe not the industry itself, but how we consume any type of media. I would love for people or people in charge of finance to have more faith in stories that may not have such a wide audience, because I think that when you give people an artistic voice and allow them to take a certain time and space without trying to control everything… when you make a film, they do a lot of tests with audiences to try to get feedback and see if it is going to be financially successful. And then they edit certain things based on that, which doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to have all of the directors’ voices involved. There is a lot to be said for allowing directors to have full control in certain cases. There could be a little more faith in allowing people to do that. When you let the producers do that, you end up with a beautiful movie like Mike Mills’ C’mon, C’mon . Or something wonderful like Power of the DogAnd I know that these films always amaze us, but it’s because these directors had the opportunity to be in control. I hope we can lean in that direction.

Do you think the film industry is totally inclusive?

I think he’s trying to be. But I also feel that it is an international problem and not a domestic one. We have to engage internationally if we want the industry to be very diverse, it’s not just a US standard, it should be international.

How do you practice self-esteem every day?

Even when I’m working I try to wake up to give myself 15 minutes to stretch and breathe because as I get older I feel like my body has more tension every day. That is the first step of my day, stretching, breathing and keeping quiet. I also try not to use my phone mindlessly, as much as I can, but that’s hard sometimes because we’re so attached to it. I try to keep it in another room because I don’t have a job where I always have to have it with me. I try to read as much as I can to allow my brain to move with more purpose, because I think it’s hard to read if you’re always distracted and I think it’s something that’s good for our brain, soul and mind.. I walk a lot, I do as a walking meditation as much as I can. For me, walking is one of the best things you can do for your brain. Not necessarily having to listen to a podcast or music, just walking around without any of that, it’s very deep for me. Every day I feel genuinely grateful that I can walk.

What are your tips for a successful love relationship?

Communication and honesty. Never want to hurt the other person. Trying to communicate without wanting to hurt other people’s feelings. You have to treat people with patience and compassion. Try to use language that doesn’t make them feel like they’re doing something wrong. There is always a way to communicate without demonizing the other, even if there is a disagreement.

What advice would you give a friend to encourage them to fulfill their dreams?

That there is always a way to try to find a compromise with the reality of having a job and create the time and space for yourself, to follow your dreams and work hard for them. I think you should manifest that discipline for yourself. I think true discipline is one of the most important things if you have a goal to accomplish. You have to try. I have a lot of friends who have changed careers in their 30s and it’s pretty scary to think that they spent their entire twenties doing something that really didn’t make them happy and they took this huge leap of faith to totally change careers and it’s a one of the bravest things anyone can do because it’s totally terrifying. But they always end up being happier.

What are the sustainability actions that you try to practice daily?

I try to be as thoughtful as I can when dealing with garbage, recycling, and composting. I try very hard to have less of an impact. It is very difficult, but it is very satisfying to generate a small amount of garbage. Sadly not every city in the US has opportunities to do that, but there are always smaller companies that can be used. There’s a company in Los Angeles called Compostable and they come to your house every Tuesday, drop off a container and take whatever you have, so I use them when I’m there. That extra effort can go really deep and we would generate less waste.

Why don’t you have Instagram or some other social network?

I guess I’m not necessarily good at it. I think that people who do it well manage to represent themselves in an authentic way and I never felt like I could do that. I always felt a bit uncomfortable. I also thought that I didn’t want that to take up hours of my time or feel like part of my job. I do consider that there is a mental health component when being on social mediaand I think it’s useful to avoid it, potentially for adults as well. I wrote a children’s book that is coming out soon called Hattie Harmony under Penguin. I wrote it with my husband and it will come out in June in the US. It has a lot to do with children’s mental health, anxiety and how to teach them to identify their emotions and give them tools to manage them. The more we can teach them, at a young age, that will have more benefits for them than creating Instagram for children.

What is your beauty routine for day and night?

It is too extensive. I care a lot about my skin care routine. I use Biologique P50 every morning and night, and many of their serums. There is also an Israeli brand called Future that I use. Broken between those two marks. I try to drink lemon water every day. I take a lot of weird packets of supplements in my water and it’s part of my routine too.

What exercises do you do as part of your fitness routine?
I walk a lot but in general, it has been changing recently. Before, I had a normal gym situation and worked out with very basic things, but I started doing more pilates and yoga this year. I do yoga exercises for the abdomen and I took a lot of online classes during the pandemic. Doing yoga, pilates and walking is what I prefer. I don’t know if it has to do with getting older or the state of mind I’m in, but I’ve been enjoying it.

What is the worst fashion crime you have committed?

I feel like every time I’m on the red carpet I hate what I’m wearing. I don’t know, I don’t really wear very fancy clothes in my personal life and that doesn’t work on the red carpet; so I always feel like I’m out of my body when I’m in these situations. Not all the time, but many times. I hope that as I get older I care less.

How do you manage to feel confident and empower yourself on the red carpet?

I just don’t feel very confident in those situations. Although almost 12 years have passed. There’s something about feeling like a group of strangers are yelling at you as they point cameras and flashes at you that doesn’t make me feel good. I’m just trying to feel good in my own skinbut I don’t really like that experience. As I’ve grown the nerves have disappeared, but it’s more like exposure therapy than anything else. I think that when you reach 30 years old you start to care a little less about anything that has to do with the image, at least I’m in that space right now and I just try to make these moments something a little more fun. I feel very grateful for these moments even if they are things that make me feel uncomfortable. I am lucky to be able to be part of these events or premieres.

What are the outfits that make you feel sexy, comfortable and powerful?

Oversized pants, a beautiful silk blouse, and sandals. I feel like I never look better than when I wear clothes like that. Then they take pictures of you and you look like a square, but I feel amazing wearing those clothes.

The talent, style and personality of the actress shines by itself, but after learning more about her professional, altruistic and even eco-friendly side, we reaffirm that she is one of the women who most inspires and empowers us!

May 05 2022

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