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Updated Aug 13, 2017 @ 7:53 am
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What’s not to love about Elizabeth Olsen? In the last handful of years, the actress has carved out an impressive and exciting career for herself. Olsen had two new movies come out this August: Wind River and Ingrid Goes West. Plus, she seriously knows how to rock a pantsuit-dress-cape. How does she do it?!

Elizabeth Olsen opened up about how politics have affected her acting and the roles she has chosen.

In a recent Vanity Fair profile, Olsen discussed everything from her enviable success to how she chooses her roles. She also addressed how she can’t ignore politics, even when playing a character.

Well said. The current political climate is on many of our minds, but as an actor, being conscious of it is key.

We are all in for representing women well on screen.

And represent she does. Olsen stars in Ingrid Goes West with Aubrey Plaza. The film explores the idea of social media obsession.

Wind River reunites Olsen with her Avengers co-star Jeremy Renner. She plays an FBI agent to Renner’s game tracker. For the role, Olsen volunteered at a Rape Treatment Center, which she still does every week.

Olsen said that politics can also change the mood on set. She’s one of the big names in the Avengers franchise and said that while making the most recent film, the majority of the actors were glued to their phones throughout filming, following current events. At this point, we all know it is hard to proceed without constantly checking back on what is going on in the country.

We love that Olsen can speak out about it, and also integrate it into her craft.

Olsen is grounded, talented, and smart. We are so happy she has a strong voice and is willing to use it.

Wind River and Ingrid Goes West are both out now. Olsen is also now, finally, on Instagram! Definitely see her films (and follow her) if you haven’t already.