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Entertainment

Web Desk
February 20, 2021

Elizabeth Olsen on growing up in the shadows of sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley

Entertainment

Web Desk
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Celebrated superstar Elizabeth Olsen spoke about what it was like to have an acting career of her own that wasn't impacted by the stars leading in her family. 

The Wanda Vision star, sister of ‘90s and ‘00s child icons Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, certainly milked the benefits of their fame but always wanted to do things on her own.

The Marvel star told Grazia magazine, how after studying acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she made sure that her path was carved out away from her sisters’.

“Nepotism is a thing and I’m very aware of it. And of course, I’ve always wanted to do it alone,” she said.

Olsen further spoke about her decision of not having social media after initially dipping her feet on Instagram.

“It has to be a personal decision, right? So, my opinion has nothing to do with what anyone else does or doesn’t do with it,” she said.

The actor dished details of why she stopped using Instagram after trying it out in 2017 when she played a social media influencer in Ingrid Goes West.

“I had never touched it before. I thought, ‘This is an interesting social experiment for myself, to see if it is a good source to talk about charities or a good source to talk about small projects, or to share something goofier about myself.’ But I think at the end of the day, what I discovered was one, I’m really bad at creating a perceived identity!” she said.

“I didn’t find it very organic to who I am as a person. I found some joy in putting up silly videos, but I think the main reason I stopped—not I think, I know the main reason why I stopped—was because of the organization in my brain,” she added.