Some famous siblings aren’t exactly a surprise. Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal have a pretty recognisable surname. Chris and Liam Hemsworth look basically the same. But some people are only just realising Elizabeth Olsen is related to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Sorry, what?!
Marvel actress Elizabeth has been doing a lot of press recently to promote WandaVision, her new Disney+ series. Recently, some fans have taken to Twitter (via Buzzfeed) to note how they’ve just found her about her famous siblings.
Mary-Kate and Ashley are best known for their childhood acting roles in Full House and the Mary-Kate and Ashley films, but they have gone on to launch their own successful fashion label, The Row.
The twins, born 13 June 1986, are 34 years old, while Elizabeth is two years younger at 32, and was born in February 1989.
One fan wrote, “I’m sorry why did no one tell me that Elizabeth Olsen aka Wanda Maximoff herself is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley! I feel like this should be more widely known!”
Another put, “Why did I think Lizzie was a completely dif person from this tweet.. Didn’t realise that was Elizabeth.”
I’M SORRY WHY DID NO ONE FUCKING TELL ME THAT #ELIZABETHOLSEN AKA WANDA MAXIMOFF HERSELF IS THE YOUNGER SISTER OF MARY KATE AND ASHLEY!!! I FEEL LIKE THIS SHOULD BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN!!!
— Franky Rosenthal (@glowingstraw) February 16, 2021
Sorry did people not know who Elizabeth Olsen was before Wandavision? Because the amount of people just discovering that she is related to Mary-Kate & Ashley is concerning to me? Again, adult pop cultural illiteracy is a real problem and I DO judge
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) February 21, 2021
Recently, Elizabeth opened up about what it was like growing up in an acting dynasty, explaining that she is “very aware” of the impact her famous siblings might’ve had on her career. “Nepotism is a thing and I’m very aware of it,” she said.
Some fans are less shocked about the famous sisters, though. Y’know, considering they look pretty similar and also have the same surname. Mary-Kate and Ashley also sang an entire song about Lizzie for 1994’s The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of Thorn Mansion, while Elizabeth’s first two acting roles were in Mary-Kate and Ashley projects.
She played “girl in car” in How the West Was Fun and “girl with flowers” in an episode of Full House. Cute.
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