Elizabeth Olsen Says Politics Has Changed The Way She Acts

The youngest Olsen sister has something to say about the political climate of the day

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Elizabeth Olsen is an actress that has carved out an impressive career with little pomp and circumstance.

Despite being the sister of world's most famous twins, Elizabeth is somewhat low-key. The 28-year-old completed her degree at New York University's Tisch School of Arts before she got the lead role in eerie indie flick Marcy May Marlene.

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Even though Olsen has gone for the big-buck movies, she still maintains acting is a socially-informed art.

Whilst making the most recent Avengers flick, Olsen told Vanity Fair about how the cast struggled to switch off from the news, saying:

I think we were trying to watch, live-streaming [one of the James Comey hearings]. They are literally saying, 'Rolling,' and we were supposed to be dealing with some equipment, and [Don] Cheadle and [Chris] Evans and Scarlett [Johansson] and me and [Paul] Bettany and [Mark] Ruffalo were all like, streaming.

Like pretty much everyone, recent events (Donald Trump) have made Olsen think about how to be more politically engaged - in whatever form - in different walks of her life.

She spoke about how she has recently approached her acting roles, explaining, 'I think you just want to represent women well, period, and I felt that way before the election, and I feel that way now. There's a new meaning to it now.'

Olsen has two films set for release, Ingrid Goes West, which follows an Instagram-obsessive Aubrey Plaza to L.A. to befriend/stalk Olsen, as well as Wind River in which she plays an FBI agent solving a mysterious crime.

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For both parts she did her homework, the first joining the photo-sharing app Instagram (which she also did for business opportunities) and volunteering at a rape treatment centre for Wind River, which she still does weekly;

I trained to [become a volunteer] and then did Wind River, and it had a deeper meaning in some way because I've never been assaulted, I've never had to personally deal with anything like that.

Glad to hear Oslen is as smart and grounded as ever.

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