Elizabeth Olsen told Grazia she is “very aware” of nepotism in her career.
The “WandaVision” actress said she has tried “to do it alone” throughout her career.
Olsen’s mother was a ballerina while her older sisters are twins Mary-Kate and Ashley.
Elizabeth Olsen said that she is “very aware” of how nepotism has impacted her career, given that she comes from a family of performers.
In an interview with Grazia, Olsen said: “Nepotism is a thing and I’m very aware of it.”
Grazia noted that Olsen’s mother Jarnett Olsen was a ballerina, while her older sisters, twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, famously starred in “Full House” as child actresses. The Olsen twins shared the role of Michelle Tanner on the ABC show from 1987 to 1995, and they also appeared in a smattering of movies during and after that time.
Mary-Kate and Ashley then went on to create their own fashion label, The Row, in 2006.
Elizabeth Olsen, however, said that she has never tried to take advantage of the famous Olsen name or the existing success of her sisters. The “WandaVision” actress told Grazia: “Of course, I’ve always wanted to do it alone.”
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Attempting to strike out on her own has so far gone pretty well for the younger Olsen sister. She is currently starring in one of the most talked-about TV shows – Disney Plus’ inaugural MCU series “WandaVision.”
The series follows Olsen’s Wanda and Paul Bettany’s Vision as a happily-married couple in various sitcoms finding out that everything is not quite as it seems. Olsen told Grazia that the show was perfect for her and her younger self.
“I was a very hammy, performative child. I do think I got to live out some sort of childhood dream doing the show,” Olsen said.
Olsen has previously played Wanda in five MCU movies and will play the character again in the upcoming “Doctor Strange” sequel, which “WandaVision” will tie directly into.
Olsen has spoken about her sisters numerous times. She recently said that she always copies her sisters’ style and outfit choices in an interview with SirusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.”
“Everything my sisters have ever worn in my entire life I have wanted to wear still as an adult today. I want their coats. I want their shoes. I want their dresses. And that is something that I never grew out of,” Olsen said.
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