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Elizabeth Olsen Almost Changed Her Name So She Wouldn't Be Associated With Her Famous Sisters

Elizabeth Olsen Almost Changed Her Name So She Wouldn't Be Associated With Her Famous Sisters

There was a time that Elizabeth Olsen almost went by Elizabeth Chase.

The 32-year-old WandaVision actress opened up to GlamourUK in a new interview about how she contemplated changing her name at the very beginning of her career as to not be associated with her famous twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

“I was 10 and I was curious about auditioning,” Elizabeth explained. “And I realized very quickly it wasn’t for me because I was missing my sports teams, my dance class and all the extracurricular activities at school. But during that time, I thought, ‘I don’t want to be associated with [Mary-Kate and Ashley],’ for some reason.”

The idea of the name change came around the same time when she understood what “nepotism was like inherently as a 10-year-old. I don’t know if I knew the word, but there is some sort of association of not earning something that I think bothered me at a very young age.”

Elizabeth continued, “It had to do with my own insecurities, but I was 10. So I don’t know how much I processed, but I did think, ‘I’m going to be Elizabeth Chase when I become an actress.’”

Previously, Elizabeth opened up about how she wanted to carve her own path in the industry and also recalled her earliest memories about visiting Mary-Kate and Ashley on the Full House set.

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