Following Keke Palmer, Elizabeth Olsen graces the second of three digital covers for Grazia USA.
This editorial was captured on the set of the forthcoming and highly anticipated ‘Doctor Strange’ by London-based photographer Ekua King, while Grazia USA Contributing Editor Emma Elwick-Bates interviewed and styled the ‘WandaVision’ actress in this Gucci Spring 2021 jacquard coat and scarf.
On the launch of the second major visual expression of Grazia USA, Editor-in-Chief David Thielebeule said: “Elizabeth Olsen represents so much of what makes American women great: Talented, thoughtful about her career choices, stylish, and warm, she is grounded and relatable as much as she is an aspirational figure.”
On having no official social media accounts (after deleting Instagram back in August 2020) Elizabeth said, “It has to be a personal decision, right? So, my opinion has nothing to do with what anyone else does or doesn’t do with it.”
“Lots of horrible things happen all the time. Or, lots of great things happen all the time. Whether it’s something terrifying, like a natural disaster or a school shooting or a death, there are so many things that happen, and I love processing information. I love reading articles. I love listening to podcasts. I love communicating about things that are happening in the world to people around me. And what I don’t love is that my brain organization was saying, ‘Should I post about this?’ That seemed very unhealthy …”
“To then contribute to these platitudes that I don’t really love, you have to subscribe to two different ways of thinking. So, I didn’t like that, and there was a lot of it that was just bothering me for my own sake of what value systems I have.”
Elizabeth is just as intentional when it comes to her career, which has hit a new height with ‘WandaVision’, a parable for modern times. She revealed her own take on the notoriously multilayered show: “I see [Wanda] as a victim of extreme trauma, who does not understand how to process it. She has been a human experiment.”
Elizabeth grew up in a social experiment of her own, having had the ultra-famous “Olsen Twins,” Mary Kate and Ashley as her older sisters. She admitted she was very conscious of the weight of the Olsen name when she first started auditioning and said: “Nepotism is a thing and I’m very aware of it. And of course, I’ve always wanted to do it alone.”
You can read the rest of Elizabeth’s interview at GraziaMagazine.com, where you can also see her wearing Miu Miu, Chanel, Erdem, Fendi and Prada.
Credit: Ekua King, Grazia USA & Vogue.com