Elizabeth Olsen Calls Sisters Mary-Kate & Ashley the 'Most Inspiring Women'
Here’s what the 26-year-old Avengers: Age of Ultron actress had to share with the mag:
On going nude in movies: “I love Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. 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, ‘OK, so it doesn’t destroy your career if you appear nude or take risks, because not everyone in my family and group of friends thought it was the best idea to be naked in a movie. There are actresses, young and old, who have decided never to do that and they become those examples people talk to you about . . . [But] there are times when I like to do it. You want that voyeuristic quality, but I never feel I have to be nude – and you won’t ever see me in a beauty shot in a bikini on a beach. That’s a character I will never play.”
On being inspired by sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley: “My sisters are the most inspiring women to me because of the way they lead their lives. They’re insanely diligent and they taught me that you can do whatever you want if it’s your passion and you work hard at it.”
On filming the Avengers: “You don’t say no to the Avengers. I’ve never experienced anything like it in terms of scale. We took over several towns in Italy and made them look like they were in the middle of a war. Then we moved the whole set to north London where we took over an old police academy. It was just insane: there were real explosions and you could feel the heat of them. And in amidst of it all, a guy in a onesie shooting things. I couldn’t even make eye contact with that. It was just too weird.”
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Also pictured inside: Elizabeth’s sister Ashley stepping out in NYC on Sunday (April 26).