Kelly & Michael: Elizabeth Olsen “Liberal Arts” Interview


Elizabeth Olsen: “Live!” Fan

Elizabeth Olsen is one of America’s most promising young actresses. She first gained notoriety, and rave reviews, for her 2011 film Martha Marcy May Marlene. Currently, Elizabeth is promoting her latest film, Liberal Arts, which was written and directed by co-star Josh Radnor.  Elizabeth joined Kelly & Michael to also discuss some of her upcoming projects and the end of her college career.

Elizabeth is actually a big fan of Live, which she watches at the gym in the morning. It helps her get through some tough work outs. While Elizabeth was talking, Kelly was distracted by her beautiful hair. She told Elizabeth that she resembled the “Herbal Essence Girl,” someone that Elizabeth is too young to remember! Elizabeth said she would google her.


Elizabeth Olsen: Working with Spike Lee

Kelly & Michael: Elizabeth Olsen "Liberal Arts" Interview

Elizabeth Olsen discussed “Liberal Arts” with Kelly & Michael September 19. (Helga Esteb /

Elizabeth is getting ready to head to New Orleans to shoot Old Boy, a remake of a Korean film directed by Spike Lee. Elizabeth has never been to New Orleans, so is excited to visit. Kelly’s advice was to “embrace it all and eat everything.”

Kelly said that shooting a movie with Spike Lee is like having “a passport to pop culture.” Elizabeth said that she’s been watching a lot of Spike’s films in order to familiarize herself with his signature style. She also revealed that in real life, Spike is just as cool as his movies!


Elizabeth Olsen: Finishing College

Elizabeth plays a 19-year old college student in Liberal Artsher new film. In real life, Elizabeth is also a student; it’s just that she’s been at it for six years! Because of her busy career, Elizabeth has had to take lots of time off, but she is set to graduate in January 2013. Elizabeth will have a BFA in Drama from New York University. In the winter session, she will take Art History and Literature classes, which her character from the film would love.

Elizabeth Olsen: “Liberal Arts” September 21

You can catch Elizabeth as Zibby, the idealistic college student, alongside love interest Josh Radnor in Liberal Arts. The film also stars Allison Janney, Zac Efron, and Richard Jenkins. The film is in select theaters now, and will open nationwide on September 21 2012. Plus, you will soon be able to watch it right from your couch on Video On Demand.


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