Posted by / On 18 August 2017   Interview / Studio Photoshoots

i-D published on their website an interview with Elizabeth where she speaks about her character in Ingrid Goes West, instagram and much more. You can read the full interview bellow!

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The first scene Elizabeth Olsen shot for Ingrid Goes West was also the scene that made her the most uncomfortable. Elizabeth’s character, Taylor Sloane, is at an aesthetically pleasing desert gas station and asks an attendant to take a photograph of her and her new “friend” Ingrid Thorburn. (Ingrid, played by Aubrey Plaza, has in fact moved across the country to orchestrate a seemingly spontaneous meet-cute with Taylor, her Instagram obsession, initiating a dark plot reminiscent of The Talented Mr. Ripley.)

“Maybe if you got a bit lower?” Taylor instructs the man, dissatisfied with the angle. Then, “Ok, even lower? Lower!” Soon, he is lying flat in the dust as the two girls flash peace signs in coordinated earth-tone outfits beneath a futuristic 50s sign. “I still feel horrible watching that sequence,” says Elizabeth. “But I really wanted to lean into the ewww thing.”

Ingrid Goes West is the best (possibly only, but still best) movie about Instagram to date. It gets the duality of social media just right: the sunny aesthetics and darkly obsessive compulsions it fosters. Director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the script with David Branson Smith, wanted to make viewers feel “disturbed,” Elizabeth says, “And I think they did that.” I confirm to her that when I left the theater, I wanted to delete Instagram from my phone and purge my apartment of succulents.

Elizabeth was herself freaked out at times while playing Taylor Sloane. Taylor is a glowing and golden-haired composite of every Californian Instagrammer whose photograph of Joshua Tree you’ve scrolled past (and maybe liked). She posts pictures of Joan Didion books and writes pseudo-spiritual captions inspired by macrobiotic food and string lights. Her Instagram bio is “Treasure hunter. Castle builder. Proud Angeleno,” a tagline that Elizabeth borrowed, with consent, from a friend.

Taylor is also, Elizabeth diagnoses, “deeply insecure,” and has not in fact read The White Album. (In one of the film’s later scenes, Ingrid uses torn-out pages from her own recently purchased copy as toilet paper.) “She comes from a place of wanting to come across as smart and brilliant and creative and intellectual and spiritual, and just wanting to tick every box,” Elizabeth explains, “But she doesn’t really have an understanding of what truly provides joy.”
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Posted by / On 18 August 2017   Interview / Studio Photoshoots

Last week we’ve posted an interview that Elizabeth did for USA Today, where she speaks about joining instagram and more. Today we bring you some outtakes from the photo session she did for the publication, along with an article!

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NEW YORK — If you need an Instagram-worthy brunch snap, probably don’t pass your smartphone to Martha Stewart.

“She’s the worst food photographer in the whole world — she makes Jean-Georges food look like dog food,” jokes Elizabeth Olsen, who admits her own nosh photos are similarly unappetizing. “My life revolves around prepping dinner for my family or friends, and making my breakfast look nice, but (my pictures) always look bad. It’s like Martha.”

Fortunately, Olsen’s foray into food photography was only to research her role as an enviable Instagram “influencer” in dark comedy Ingrid Goes West (in theaters Friday in New York and Los Angeles, expands nationwide Aug. 25), one of two films she stars in this month, the other being Taylor Sheridan’s chilly murder mystery Wind River (now showing in New York and Los Angeles; expands to 17 cities Friday, including San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia).

In the latter, Olsen, 28, co-stars with her Avengers castmate Jeremy Renner as Jane Banner, a rookie FBI agent assigned to investigate the rape and death of a young Native American woman on Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation.

Signing on,she hoped to shed light on female sexual assault, particularly in the Native American community, where missing women often go unreported. The actress also wanted “to play someone with the confidence and fortitude of Jane,” Olsen says. “She’s not jaded yet and emotionally invests in trying to find out what happened.”

The Olsen twins’ younger sister was timorous about a winter shoot in the Utah wilderness, but wound up having “the best time,” she says, learning to snowmobile and training in both martial arts and gun work.

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Posted by / On 18 August 2017   Public Appearances

Now that both Ingrid Goes West and Wind River are out in theaters, Elizabeth has slow down on the promotion but that didn’t stop her from attending Jen Klein Day of Indulgence! We’ve added to the gallery photos of Elizabeth just right outside the event, and one photo from inside!

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Posted by / On 18 August 2017   Public Appearances / Videos

Hello Elizabeth fans! We apologize on the delay on the updates, but we’ll be keeping you up to date with what Elizabeth has been up to now! We start off with her appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden last Wednesday (August 9) where she promoted her movies and spoke about her new friend, Ernie. Photos from the appearance have been added to our gallery, and you can watch a clip from it bellow!

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Posted by / On 9 August 2017   Interview / Studio Photoshoots

Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza star in yet another (beautiful) photoshoot, this time for W magazine! Along with the photoshoot, they spoke with the publication about the project, social media and more!

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Mid-way through Ingrid Goes West, the so-called “Instagram” movie that premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival in January and will finally hit theaters on Friday, Aubrey Plaza, mid-carpool karaoke—and to K-Ci & JoJo, no less—shoots a glance at Elizabeth Olsen that sticks with you long past the credits. It’s a look of equal parts envy, lust, desperation, and infatuation—in a word, it’s unhinged. And it’s what makes Ingrid Goes West one of the summer’s most captivating movies.

In the film, Plaza plays the titular Ingrid, a fragile and arguably deranged twenty-something who finds her calling after the death of her mother. In her copious free time she turns to Instagram to pass the hours, stumbling upon what will soon become an all-encompassing obsession: Olsen’s Taylor Sloane, a seemingly perfect, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, California-living, avocado toast-loving Instagram star. And so Ingrid goes West, to meet Taylor and get a piece of that social media bliss for herself. As you might guess, hijinks ensue—both slapstick for the Millennial set (at one point Plaza attempts to diffuse an awkward situation by screaming “I brought rosé!”, and it works) and unexpectedly dark (blackmail; attempted murder).

The relationship between Ingrid and Taylor is a tenuous one, powered by iPhone battery life and Valencia filters that, like Ingrid’s gaze, will leave you feeling uneasy. Plaza and Olsen IRL, however, is another story. Nine months after the film’s Sundance debut, and countless photo ops (including one particularly ingenious red carpet ‘who wore it better’ moment), late night interviews, and yes, Instagram posts, the pair has an easy rapport, fueled by a similarly quiet wit and general affection for their joint project. Sitting together on a secluded bench just outside a bustling photo studio, the pair frequently broke off a conversation about the film for quick asides and playful bickering among themselves (and, no, Plaza does not hate Girls Trip). It was all-too-easy to just sit back and passively observe, à la Ingrid scrolling through Taylor’s feed—albeit, hopefully in a much less creepy fashion. Here, the pair talks about their new film, embracing social media, and the specificity of Los Angeles vocal fry.

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Posted by / On 9 August 2017   Kodachrome / Videos

We finally have news on Elizabeth’s movie Kodachrome! Thanks to Elizabeth Olsen News, we have this video to show you where Elizabeth reveals the name of her character (Zoe Barnes) and more information on the movie!