Posted by / On 14 September 2015   Studio Photoshoots

Before attending I Saw The Light premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Elizabeth attended a press conference for the movie. Photos from it have been added to the gallery.

02.jpg 06.jpg 011.jpg 015.jpg

Posted by / On 14 September 2015   Articles / I Saw the Light

Sometimes, when you meet someone for the first time, there’s a spark. That’s what happened toTom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, at least.

The rumored couple star in the upcoming “I Saw the Light,” a biopic about the rise of country singer Hank Williams, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival this week. They’ve been linked throughout the summer, but Olsen told MTV News that the two had instant chemistry when they met on an audition four years ago.

“Tom and I have been wanting to work with each other for a while,” she said. “We’ve known each other for about four years, and we met doing a chemistry read for an audition and we were like, ’oh my God, this would be so much fun if we worked with each other.’”

“I Saw the Light” happened to be the first film that was right for the duo to share the screen. Olsen opened up about what a chemistry read entails, and why hers and Tom’s was so great.
Continue Reading

Posted by / On 14 September 2015   Articles / I Saw the Light

In “I Saw the Light,” which premiered Friday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, Elizabeth Olsen plays Audrey Mae Williams, the first wife of legendary country singer-songwriter Hank Williams.

Olsen’s powerful performance portrays Audrey as someone who is strong-centered, but at a certain point, becomes fed-up with her famous husband’s cheating and hard drinking. She ends up divorcing him. Williams (played by Tom Hiddleston) would die tragically at the age of 29.

But, like Hiddleston, who really sings the Williams songs in the movie, Olsen gets to show off her vocal skills, too — but in a different fashion.

Audrey aspires to be a country singer and performs duets with Williams at the gin joints Williams plays at during the early stages of his career.

When Audrey gets increasingly serious about her career and wants to sing with Williams at his radio gigs, things don’t go so well. While belting out the songs in a high-pitched wail, even Williams can’t defend his wife when she’s finally told she can’t continue to perform alongside her husband.

Olsen said singing badly on purpose was a lot of fun.
Continue Reading

Posted by / On 13 September 2015   Studio Photoshoots

People Magazine has released a couple of portraits taken of the stars at Toronto International Film Festival. I have added to the gallery one of the portraits, that features Elizabeth, Tom Hiddlestone and Marc Abraham.

001 001

Posted by / On 13 September 2015   Interview

In the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light, Elizabeth Olsen plays Williams’ first wife, Audrey, a woman ambitious on both her husband’s behalf and her own, even though her singing skills are not quite on the same level as his.

Olsen costars with Tom Hiddleston, another fellow Marvel star who is also acclaimed for his work in indie films. Oh, and they are also rumored to be dating, which meant that their appearance together on the Toronto International Film Festival red carpet premiere Friday set tabloid tongues a-wagging. Only, Olsen told Refinery29 that they are not an item.

During our chat at Toronto’s Byblos restaurant Saturday, we began by comparing notes on the Los Angeles high schools we attended, then discussed Olsen’s portrayal of Audrey and how she feels about criticism of women in the Marvel universe.

I didn’t know really anything about Audrey. She bucks a lot of what we’ve come to expect in these biopics in terms of the so-called “wife” characters. What first drew you to her?
“The first thing that drew me to the relationship was how passionately they hated each other and how passionately they loved each other. I think the way [writer/director] Marc [Abraham] wrote the dynamic of the marriage and their dysfunctional relationship was very honest. It wasn’t judgmental. That was something I found very interesting. I really love characters that people assume you’re supposed to not like and then defending them.”
Continue Reading