Elizabeth Olsen lands on the cover of Nylon October 2011 for the magazine’s special It Girl Issue. Photographed by Marvin Scott Jarrett, Elizabeth looks beautiful wearing a loose tee, a pair of Levi’s ripped denim shorts and a Chanel jacket. The 22-year-old ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ actress chatted with the magazine about starting her career in the theater, growing up with celebrity sisters, but she also reveals her favorite dessert and the car she drives.
Elizabeth told Nylon magazine that she loves vanilla frozen yogurt with cinnamon and almonds. The lovely actress also says that she drives a used Range Rover inherited from her older sister, Mary-Kate, in 2004.
After ‘Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding’ and ‘The Silent House’, the younger sis of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen stars in the drama ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’, in which she plays Martha, a young woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia after escaping from an abusive cult, who now tries to live a normal life with her sister and brother-in-law. Elizabeth has other important projects in the works and future roles opposite Zac Efron, Catherine Keener, and Dakota Fanning. Olsen filmed ‘Red Lights’ and is set to star in ‘Liberal Arts’ which are scheduled to be released in 2012.
While studying at Campbell Hall, a private school in L.A., Elizabeth decided she wanted to start acting and applied to NYU’s theater department. She is now a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. On starting her career in the theater, Olsen told Nylon that, “I just always thought that theater was different from being an actor in Hollywood for some reason. It was like this safe place where people aren’t harassed. But I was apprehensive because I saw how brutal people can be when other people put themselves out there.”
Even though she was mostly known as Mary-Kate and Ashley’s little sis, Elizabeth is now a fast-rising young actress. On growing up with celebrity sisters, Elizabeth says in the interview with Nylon that she feels extremely fortunate to have such a normal family.
“I have to attribute the way I have always looked at [work] to my father, because he was a really good influence on us. It was always very important to him that his daughters be financially independent. He wanted us to know that we could take care of ourselves, because he never liked the idea of us needing a man. And witnessing how my sisters can take care of themselves financially was a great model to have. I consider myself lucky to have such a normal family.”
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