Little known fact, Elizabeth Olsen had to leave school at the age of 7 because of an acting audition

Thu Trang
June 11, 2024

Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. She’s three years younger than the twins and starting at age 4 she first appeared as herself in cameo appearances in the twins’ straight-to-video films. At 7, the precocious star gave up acting so not to resemble her sisters’ path. But acting was in her blood, despite the fact that it took her over a decade to land her first real movie part.

She played the lead in the critically-acclaimed and much-lauded movie, Martha Marcy May Marlene. The film, which garnered numerous critics’ awards and brought her to Cannes for the first time, launched a noteworthy career out of the gate. After that, she appeared in six movies, but it was in 2014 where she made a big splash, playing Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. She is set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War in a few months, and the whole world is going to know who she is. She will not be known as the younger sister of the Olsens. Instead, she’ll hold her own, as Elizabeth Olsen.

The one thing you have to know about Olsen while you’re getting to know her is that she’s fiercely independent. Olsen got every single role on her own. Her sisters didn’t help her at all.

So who is Elizabeth “Lizzy” Olsen outside her movies? If you’re crushing on her like us she’s such a new, fresh face! or if you think she’s the one who is destined to blow up in Hollywood, we hope you’ll enjoy 15 things that fans like you don’t know about Elizabeth Olsen.

She Got Kicked Out Of School

Elizabeth came from a talented family.  The twins could do it all. They acted, made movies, and, later in life, they became entrepreneurs.  Lizzie felt she had to do something too. She loved sports, and, while still young–at around 7– she learned to act and dance. But she felt she needed to do something on her own, to differentiate herself from her sisters who could turn anything into gold. So she took ballet lessons. Her teachers considered her extremely talented.

Despite such praise, she ended up getting kicked out of ballet school. The reason? She kept missing class to go on acting auditions. 

She told Elle, while auditioning, “my ballet teacher wouldn’t let me, because I was missing ballet classes and it was unfair.” But everything worked out in the end. If Lizzie didn’t audition a lot, she would’ve never gotten to the place where she is now. And besides, she told Elle that her passion was acting, ever since she was 7 while taking acting classes.

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