Elizabeth Olsen stripes it up in a cute ASOS “Breton” top in the March 2012 issue of ASOS magazine.
The 22-year-old cover girl/actress opened up to the mag about checking an item off her bucket list, her fashion loves, and working hard for everything. Check it:
On the thrill of Sundance: “It’s been a whole year of firsts of everything. It’s weird to look back on, but as it was all happening, it didn’t feel like I was being put under a microscope. But it’s so cool, [Sundance] suddenly puts you in a certain category with other actors, who you have always thought, ‘Oh, I wish I could have done that part.’ That’s a whole new thing. I loved An Education, or even Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary. Those were movies that helped give an actor leeway into the world.”
On not relying on her famous last name: “A lot of casting directors didn’t make the connection at first. I loved it when that would happen, because there was no baggage of any kind, whether it was good or bad. I have always had a complex about being really good at school and being a really hard worker when it came to acting classes. I always wanted straight As because I wanted to feel like, ‘No, I’m intelligent on my own.’ I’ve always wanted to feel like everything I did, I worked hard for, because I had a complex about it. I don’t have that any more. I guess it changed with age.’
On meeting Woody Allen: “That was a real bucket list moment. I have a vintage Annie Hall movie poster that an ex-boyfriend bought me in high school, the only movie poster I own. It was unbelievable. We talked and he asked me a couple of questions and I asked him one too, because I thought, ‘I’m meeting someone I’ve wanted to meet my entire life! I’m not going to be passive and nervous the whole time!’ Ellen Page got the role, but I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for the future…”
On the fashion that catches her eye: ‘When I was in high school, I would go to second-hand stores – not because I thought it was cool, but because you could get so much more for your dollar – and I would buy Marni. I thought it was masculine and quirky and funky. But I love Céline now too, my sisters introduced me to that label a couple of years ago. And Chanel. And Isabel Marant has become someone that I really like. I didn’t know all this stuff before this year, but I thought I should probably become more aware so I can have more of a say in what I wear.”
Elizabeth is also pictured at the Chanel Haute-Couture Spring / Summer 2012 Show during Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais last week in Paris, France. 10+ pics inside…
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