Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the famous twins, made her indie movie breakthrough at the festival with two intense films –the cult-escape drama Martha Marcy May Marlene and the creepy psychological thriller Silent House - and while her last name is associated with the countless goofy, little-girl movies made by Mary-Kate and Ashley, neither one is what you’d call “family friendly.” (Unless you’re the Manson family.)[...]
Just as Jennifer Lawrence broke out at last year’s Sundance festival as a fresh, young actress with intimidating talent, and Carey Mulligan did the year before, Olsen is considered one of the big discoveries this time around.
No one thinks she looks like her famous sisters, however. She is much more frequently compared to Maggie Gyllenhaal or Vera Farmiga.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Olsen sister is newest Sundance breakout star
Lizzie Olsen, the younger sister of Full House stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, is the newest breakout star at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The breakout star of 2010 was Jennifer Lawrence while Carey Mulligan was the breakout star in 2009.