Here is what the 27-year-old fashion designers had to share with the mag:
Mary-Kate on people’s assumptions: “I think people looked at us with the perception of ‘Oh, you just have everything. You can do whatever,” Strangers assumed we “had enough money to just do nothing-or why would we go to college? And it’s such an uneducated perspective! You still have to grow within business. You have to take a chance.”
Ashley on people questioning how involved they are in their businesses: “It’s not like you wake up one day and have a huge company with four or five different companies within the companies, not to mention our past and future.”
Mary-Kate on their decision to take control of parent company, Dualstar: “There was a switch in us that really wanted to control what we were doing.
Ashley on why she left acting: “I was reading scripts, and ultimately I just said to the people who were representing me, ‘I need to do things 100 percent. I don’t feel like I can give you 100 percent of my time…There’s a lot of compromise in the entertainment industry. I can’t sit in this room and audition for this part.”
For more from Mary-Kate and Ashley, visit Allure.com!