How many people even knew there was a third Olsen let alone one who actually shows promise as an actress? Her name is Elizabeth Olsen, or “Lizzie,” as she goes by. She’s 22 and will most likely be nominated for an Oscar.
People are calling her new movie Martha Marcy May Marlene the next Winter’s Bone, calling her a younger version of Vera Farmiga. She has six movies, yes six, coming out between now and the end of 2012, with more on the horizon.
Lizzy’s sisters were front-and-center in the fame spotlight for around a decade, famous for Full House, New York Minute, a juvenile clothing line, a creepy year-long countdown to their 18th birthday, and one overblown eating disorder…
Now that Mary-Kate and Ashley have evaporated from the celebrity-oriented public mind, it’s time for the other Olsen sister to shine. The one who until now, focused on college and was virtually unknown to anyone but Olsen fanatics.
Martha Marcy May Marlene, or the “4M” movie as I like to call it, is directed by fellow up-and-comer Sean Durkin (who already won for best director at Cannes Film Festival) and will open in limited release on October 21st, 2011.
It is the tale of a young woman who escapes the grasp of a terrifying cult but still fears, rightly so, that their eyes are still on her.
Go see it!
[Who knew there was an Olsen with brains! No wide-eyed look of abandoned brain cells. No emaciated monkey-skin/bags the size of Louis Vuitton suitcases under the eyes]