PHOTOS: Elizabeth Olsen Almost ‘Retired’ From Acting

Elizabeth Olsen is probably our favorite Olsen. That doesn’t mean we like the twins any less, but have you seen Elizabeth in Martha Marcy May Marlene? Exactly.

The 23-year-old star is featured in The Guardian‘s September issue, and in the Andrew Yee-lensed spread, Olsen works rich autumnal hues and designer labels like Sonia Rykiel, Holly Fulton, and Chloe. A glossy brown mane and matte burgundy lips complete her look.

The actress talks about being an Olsen, her love for auditioning for roles, and living in New York versus Los Angeles. Olsen also reveals that she actually “retired” from acting when she was 10-years-old, and didn’t want to start her professional career until she was 18:

“My parents made me write down a pros and cons list. And the cons just piled up. So I figured I’d keep acting as a hobby until I was older. Because I felt that pressure, and that people would say, ‘Oh, that’s nepotism.’ I decided that as long as I felt confident and worked hard for it, instead of having it handed to me, no one could take that away from me. I don’t have any insecurity about it. I never got any job because of my sisters. I could have pulled a few strings through them, but I never needed to.”

We’re certainly glad Lizzie’s back in the game — whew!

[The Guardian]

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