Elizabeth Olsen has definitely been one of the biggest talking poinst at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The lead in two very well received films at the fest – Chris Kentis and Laura Lau’s haunted house thriller “Silent House” and Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” a drama exploring a young woman’s experiences in an abusive cult. Before last summer, the only film experience Olsen had was playing “Girl in Car” in 1994’s “How the West Was Fun,” a vehicle for her very famous older twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley. But the Olsen family officially has a new known name in Elizabeth.
Twenty-one years old, the humble and sincere young actress sat down with indieWIRE immediately following the premieres of her two films, in the midst of the entire town of Park City deeming her this year’s “festival breakout.” With another film coming out this summer (Bruce Beresford’s “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding,” where she stars opposite Catherine Keener and Jane Fonda), and “Marcy May” now a property of Fox Searchlight, 2011 is about to be the year of the other Olsen sister.
Read my full interview with Olsen here.