Mary-Kate Olsen

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Quotes (18)

  • Mary-Kate: (on not acting anymore) I don't have to be a pretty face. I've done that, but now it's important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don't like to be the center of attention anymore.

  • Mary-Kate: (when asked if people tease her and Ashley about their childhood career) I think it's more that they feel sorry for us...because it's kind of bittersweet. I mean, we were like little monkey performers, you know? I look at old photos of me, and I don't feel connected to them at all. It doesn't feel like me. It feels like a role that I played. I would never wish my upbringing upon anyone...but I wouldn't take it back for the world.

  • Mary-Kate: (in 2010 about her and her twin sister) We're like two little young old women who have been through a lot. We're turning 24 on Sunday, and I said to Ash, "Can you believe we're turning 48?" We've been working since we were nine months old. That's the way we feel.

  • Mary-Kate: Australia is so cool that it's hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.

  • Mary-Kate: (on New York Minute) I learned how to play the drums! When we were in pre-production, when we were still in LA, I had a couple of drum lessons and then some in Toronto. I got the one beat down and that was it.

  • Mary-Kate: (about taking her SATs) I get extra time to take the test because of my ADHD. Everybody's brains work differently and I just need longer for things to register.

  • Mary-Kate: (about being cast as a drug addict on Weeds) I've spent the last year going on auditions, acting, and working hard. There will always be my celebrity, but my work speaks for itself.

  • Mary-Kate: When we were kids, the work we did wasn't about acting. It was about pleasing people and making kids smile.

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Trivia (43)

  • In 2007 Mary-Kate Olsen checked into a rehab for an eating disorder.

  • In 2012, Mary-Kate and Ashleywon the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award.

  • In 2004, Mary-Kate and Ashley became sole owners of Dualstar Entertainment Group. The organization was formed around the girls when they were very young by Robert Thorne and Greg Redlitz.

  • With her sister Ashley, Mary-Kate operates two fashion labels: Row and Elizabeth and James.

  • Toward the end of their run on Full House, Mary-Kate and her sister Ashley had to wear fake teeth. This was due to the twins losing different teeth at different times and making it impossible for both girls to play one character.

  • In June 2008 PETA called on its supporters to defend animal rights and sent both Ashley and Mary-Kate hair clippings in protest to their wearing of fur.

  • The casting director for Weeds once said that he had Mary-Kate go through the audition process twice for her role, just to make sure she was right for it. They didn't think she'd be good enough, because of her and Ashley's reputation for not being the best actresses in the world, but in the end, she really nailed it. This was the first acting role that Mary-Kate took on independently, without her twin sister.

  • It is said that when Mary-Kate and Ashley first started Full House at nine months old, Mary-Kate was the calmer, less fussy baby, and because her sister was crying all the time, Mary-Kate had to play Michelle for most of the scenes in Season 1.

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