Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Olsen — younger sister to those eternally cute little monkeys the Olsen twins — started getting Oscar buzz a while ago, as my eyeballs rolled like pinballs.
What next — a Nobel Prize for Jaleel White’s cousin?
But I just saw Martha Marcy May Marlene at the New York Film Festival and was very impressed with Olsen’s performance as a young lady who has been deeply damaged in a crazy sex cult and tries to find solace with her older sister (who mercifully is not named Mary-Kate or Ashley).
Olsen is very subtle and strong, and really thought out the complexities and quirks of the deeply poignant character.
At the festival yesterday, she talked a lot about her choices, including taking small bites of food at her sister and brother-in-law’s house because her character had been accustomed to only eating once a day and she’d never eaten in front of a man before.
Meanwhile, isn’t a Jonas Brother coming to Broadway?
Bring on the Tony Award.