Elizabeth Olsen established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry after landing the role of Wanda Maximoffaka scarlet within the marvel cinematic universe popping up in movies like 2014’s Captain America the winter soldier and 2019’s avenger’s endgame
She also landed a show alongside Paul Bettany who you might know as a vision when their one division series premiered in January 2021.
Some may think that Elizabeth Olsen benefited from having famous siblings but she has made her own way in the entertainment industry she worked hard for many years to become the Hollywood star, she is today while seeing Olson on screen may give you a glimpse at her talent it doesn’t mean that you truly know who she is.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Elizabeth Olsen
1. She Appeared In A Few of Her Sister’s Movies
Prior to being an actress in her own right, Elizabeth Olsen did in fact act in a number of Mary Kate and Ashley’s films and music videos Elizabeth Olsen starred alongside her sisters in the adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley back in 1994. Where she would join in on a number of music videos.
2. She Used A Different Name In School
These days Elizabeth Olsen has no problem being associated with her famous sister’s Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
However, when she was young, she did not like all the fame that came with her family name, therefore to keep a low profile in high school.
She never used her Olson name instead, she went by Elizabeth chase which was her real middle name according to the sun she also revealed that she thought using her middle name as a professional last name would be the way to go yet Olson eventually had a change of heart.
“Once I started working, I was like, I love my family, I like my name, I love my sisters, why would I be so ashamed of that? It is fine now.”
That makes sense since she can definitely stand on her own nowadays in fact the public now tends to forget who she’s related to.
3. Her First Audition Was For Spy Kids
During her time at school Elizabeth Olsen slowly started auditioning for roles outside of her sister’s projects, her first audition was for the role of Carmen Cortez and spy kids but she didn’t get the part and she was glad she told the daily beast
“I’m very happy I didn’t get it because I didn’t want to be a child actor.”
4. She Almost Quit Acting In 2004
Elizabeth Olsen considered quitting acting altogether after the media went into a frenzy over Mary-Kate’s reported struggle with an eating disorder, she told Nylon magazine
“That was when the media was what I found to be abusive to my sisters, and I thought I really didn’t want to be in the industry. They turned 18 and what was going on in her life I’m talking about Mary Kate was all over the news.”
“They would follow us shopping and “Mary Kate and Ashley” would almost get into car accidents because of the paparazzi, and I did’n a want to be a part of it, I just thought, this is such bulls “t”
Five years later however the actress had a change of heartening rolling at the New York University Tisch School of the arts in 2009.
While studying Olson landed a role in the off-broadway production dust and the broadway show impressions leading her to land an agent.
5. Her Big Break
Some of us aren’t all too familiar with how Elizabeth Olsen first became famous it’s not super important anymore just because she likely would have been able to pave her way by some other means if it hadn’t happened. It’s still interesting to learn about her past roles.
She had and what pushed her toward acting at the very beginning her first chance on the big screen was in Martha Marcy May Marlene, this came out when she was 22 years old in 2011.
She got the role of Martha which later resulted in a long list of award nominations she walked away with six different awards from this film alone.
6. She Is Now The Only Working Actor In Her Family
When it comes to acting the Olsen the last name immediately has us thinking of Mary Kate and Ashley while the Elizabeth Olsen twins definitely had their moment.
They officially retired from acting over eight years ago this came up at the same time their younger sister Elizabeth Olsen would be appearing in her first film despite giving rise to the Olsen name Mary Kate and Ashley have kept true to their retirement statement-making Elizabeth the only working actor in their family.
7. She Wanted To Be A Dancer
As a child, she wanted to be a dancer but unfortunately, her sister’s fame got in the way she was enrolled in dancing lessons which led her to become a very talented ballerina, unfortunately.
Elizabeth Olsen was often unable to make it to classes because her parents were always attending to the older sister’s obligations and therefore. She was kicked out.
8. She Auditioned To Play Daenerys on Game of Thrones
Elizabeth Olsen auditioned for Daenerys on the game of thrones, that game of thrones is done it’s hard to imagine anyone playing.
The characters that inhabit Westeros better than the actors we’ve known and loved but the mother of dragons might have been a lot different if things had gone another way in a 2019 interview with vulture also revealed that.
When she first began acting she said
“When I first started working, I just auditioned for everything, because I like auditioning. And I auditioned for Khaleesi.”
“Sadly though the chances of also becoming a power player in Westeros were very Slim. It was the most awkward auditioned ever had”
The material Olson was given to work with was apparently the monologue from the end of the first season she added.
“She’s making this speech to thousands of people about how she’s their queen. They didn’t know if they wanted a British accent or not. So, you did it in both. It was terrible.”
“Anytime someone says bad audition story that’s one I remember.”
9. She Studied In Russia
When Elizabeth Olsen was 20 years old she studied at the O’Neill’s national theatre Institute Moscow art theatre during a semester abroad in Russia.
The program’s website page notes that students are offered daily movement and acting classes which are complemented with design voice Russian language and Russian theater history, it was an experience that may have helped her put on a Russian accent.
When she first showed up as marvel’s Wanda maxim off granted you may have noticed that scarlet witch lost her accent as time went on.
10. She Got Engaged But Broke It off 10 Months Later
Elizabeth Olsen is engaged to her long-time boyfriend “Robbie Arnett” while she is currently planning a wedding with Arnett this isn’t anything new for the star Olsen was previously engaged to boy dhol brook back in 2014. But called things off in January of 2015.
Their relationship was no longer working however she could not have picked a worse time to end things according to e online Boyd received a phone call from Elizabeth Olsen to tell him that things were over on the same day his friend passed away he considered their split like divorce and took it incredibly hard and we certainly don’t blame him you.