Eizabeth Olsen: “Martha Marcy May Marlene” Star Talks About The Film’s Confounding Ending.

She’s The Olsen Sister Everyone’s Talking About.

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” star Elizabeth Olsen talks to The Wrap about her breakout role and fear and her newfound fame.

Here’s the nut graf:

“Q: Ultimately, the idea came out of my fear of cults, and fear of conforming. Religion always scared me growing up, and large conforming groups. But I was still like a huge soccer fan and would go to the stadium and be just as conforming as anything, so there’s some hypocrisy there.

I found a story about a girl who escaped from a group that turned violent. The leader of the group later tracked her down, and instead of threatening her he gave her money and wished her well. And that struck me as a great place to start.

Elizabeth Olsen: True fear really fascinates me. This paranoid state that she’s in was fascinating, and trying to figure out hope, and maybe some sort of light and possibility was also interesting. Every part of my body felt game and ready to do.

Q: I didn’t want somebody who was just cut off and depressed, because then who cares? But when I met Lizzie, she was just the opposite of Martha. She was very vibrant, a bright personality, very infectious. So I thought that that, underneath Martha’s shell, could create something interesting.

Olsen: It felt special to me, but I also was coming at it from a naïve point of view of not really understanding what it meant to get a distributor, or to get a studio behind you, or a festival buzz.”

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