Elizabeth Olsen didn’t want acting fame

Elizabeth Olsen didn’t want to become an actress because of her sisters’ success.

The ‘Godzilla’ star, 25, was initially reluctant to carve out a career in Hollywood because she found her older twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s level of fame to be overwhelming.

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“I really wanted to be part of something larger. I really wanted to be included in a group of young actresses that I look up to, whom I think are phenomenal,” said the 25-year-old actress. “Obviously, Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley are phenomenal. Mia Wasikowska and Imogen Poots and Rooney Mara and Kate Mara … It’s a great group.”

”Seeing what happened with my sisters always being followed around made me question whether this was what I wanted to do with my life. But it was always my choice.”

But she added: ”I was lucky to have an amazing drama teacher who encouraged me to pursue my dream. I love acting so much that I decided the trade-off would be worth it.”

The blonde beauty was very nervous before filming the upcoming blockbuster after solely starring in a number of indie films.

She said: ”I was [nervous], but I realised that making a movie was the same whatever the budget. There was this group of is banded together doing scenes.

”It looks amazing. They worked with the Japanese designs for the original ‘Godzilla’ monster, so I think the fans will be really pleased with what we’ve done.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have spent an inordinate amount of time being famous, having achieved television stardom as infants in Full House and having the distinction of becoming America’s youngest self-made millionaires at the age of 10. But Elizabeth will be starring as the Scarlet Witch, twin sister of Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, in next year’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. And being the mutant daughter of Magneto trumps being the baby on a sitcom starring the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.

For now, however, Elizabeth’s co-star is a giant mutant lizard you may have heard of: Godzilla. Legendary Pictures’ US$160million (S$200million) reboot of Japan’s most celebrated monster is by far the biggest film she has been part of, having spent most of the first three years of her fledgling career doing steady work in small, independent films such as Martha Marcy May Marlene, Kill Your Darlings and Liberal Arts. This shift in gears was not accidental. Like her mogul sisters, Elizabeth is one smart cookie — and she has her eye on Jennifer Lawrence’s career.

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