Elizabeth Olsen Reveals Advice Older Sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Gave Her on How to Handle Reporters
By Liz Calvario
John Russo For Modern Luxury
Elizabeth Olsen has learned a thing or two from Mary-Kate and Ashley.
The 28-year-old actress has been making a name for herself in the industry and thankfully has her twin sisters to help her navigate Hollywood. In a new interview with Modern Luxury's September issue, Olsen reveals the great advice her siblings -- who rarely talk to reporters -- gave her about doing interviews.
"They’re very tight-lipped -- notoriously so. I was not caring what I was saying [in interviews] because I’d assumed no one would read it,” Olsen shares. "They’d say, ‘You know, even if you don’t think anyone’s going to read this article, someone might pull the quote later for [something else].’ It’s all part of how you hope someone interprets you, and how they frame who you are and the work you do."
The Ingrid Goes West star still has some insecurities about how she comes across, but is learning to be better as she spends more time in the spotlight.
"I still deal with so many anxieties of how I come across. I’ll go home at night, spinning with a guilt complex of, 'Did I say something stupid to that person who I respect? Do they think I’m a freak?'" she explains. "I don’t want to think like that anymore."
One thing she is excited and confident about is turning 30.
"Your 30s sound like the best decade for a woman,” she says. "What’s so beautiful about being older and wiser is you are sitting heavier in your shoes with your feet on the ground. I can’t wait!"
Earlier this year, ET spoke with Elizabeth about her twin sisters and how much she looks up to them. "I wish I could do everything the way they do," she said, praising them.