September 21st, 2011
07:05 AM ET
There’s only one of her, but that doesn’t mean she can’t follow in her famous sisters’ footsteps.
Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley, appeared in two Sundance movies this year, “Silent House” and “Martha Mary May Marlene.”
The New York University student and former understudy on the Broadway show “Impressionism" told W she’s wanted to act since she was 8 years old, but, at that point, she wasn’t sure if she was ready for it.
“As a kid, I always liked auditioning, but after five auditions or so I missed ballet and after-school sports,” she said. “My father told me to write out a pros and cons list: acting vs. ballet and sports. I needed to have reasons to decide to do one or the other.”
Of course, Olsen eventually chose acting.
“I was obsessed,” she said. “I thought, ‘this is the kind of part I want to play when I’m older.’ With Martha, I could do all the things I want to do later, but now.”
Read the full feature on Elizabeth Olsen here. The issue hit newsstands Tuesday.
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