In the latest issue of GQ, Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister to famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, talks about her life growing up with them as older sisters and her role in the creepy new thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene.”
As far as growing up in the shadow of the Olsen twins, Elizabeth (or “Lizzie,” as GQ refers to her), says, “The paparazzi were really frightening. I thought, Maybe I’ll just skip that part.”
And she largely did, until fairly recently. But now in 2011, she appears in three movies – “Silent House,” “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” and the aforementioned “Martha,” for which Olsen is receiving some Oscar buzz for her portrayal of the young woman under the thrall of a cult leader.
She tells GQ she didn’t even hesitate to do the nudity the piece called for. “The movie wouldn’t have been as disturbing without it. Taking away someone’s sexuality, making it something you don’t even own anymore – that’s the scariest thing,” says Olsen.
“Martha Marcy May Marlene” premiered in the U.S. at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival back in January. There is no word yet as to a nationwide release.