If you’re a fan of action movies and TV comedy, you’ve probably heard of Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza. Over the years, the two have made a name for themselves with notable projects such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Parks and Recreation. While Olsen and Plaza have pursued different genres in film and television, their paths eventually crossed while filming Ingrid Goes West in 2017. Prior to the release of the aforementioned project, pop culture enthusiasts couldn’t get enough of the duo’s hilarious off-camera friendship. While a few co-stars met early in filming, Olsen and Plaza’s friendship grew out of a one-off encounter in LA
During an interview with W Magazine, Olsen revealed that they first met at the Mohalk General Store in Silver Lake. “I was just out shopping with my friends,” Plaza added. In response, Olsen revealed that the two had a mutual acquaintance. “And I knew one of your friends and we all met. Then that was it. But that was a long time ago,” she explained.
Luckily for fans obsessed with their friendship, there are plenty of moments that prove Olsen and Plaza are far from just co-stars.
Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza’s friendship blossomed during Ingrid Goes West
In 2017, moviegoers were introduced to Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen’s hit dark comedy Ingrid Goes West for the first time. Set in LA, the film follows Plaza’s titular character and her strained relationship with social media influencer Taylor Sloane (Olsen). While the two shared a destructive and manipulative friendship on film, their real-life relationship off-camera was the complete opposite.
In an interview with Women’s Wear Daily, Olsen and Plaza gushed about becoming obsessed with each other while filming the aforementioned movie. “I think I became obsessed with getting a reaction from Aubrey, making her uncomfortable,” the WandaVision star explained. Plaza echoed similar sentiments, revealing that she had Olsen’s picture as her lock screen. “I’m obsessed with everything. It’s me! Look at her. She’s beautiful, she’s talented, she goes far.”
The set of “Ingrid Goes West” wouldn’t be the last time Plaza showed her “obsession” with the “Godzilla” star. During the film’s Los Angeles premiere, the Parks and Recreation star showed up in the same Marc Jacobs ensemble as Olsen – leading to a hilarious interaction between the two. “I don’t know how that happened. I think we just have good taste,” Plaza coyly told the Associated Press. In response, Olsen described the Legion star as “crazy,” before playfully opening up about her own obsession with Plaza. “I love you to. I have a comfortable place outside of her home,” she told the news outlet.
Fans have dumped Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza as a couple
Since starring in Ingrid Goes West, Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen have been labeled “Friendship Targets” due to their hilarious interviews together. However, their various appearances together have also prompted some fans on social media to post the two as true romantic partners. One Twitter user wrote, “The fact that Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen are both married and not to each other pains me.” Another fan tweeted, “I hit my all time low watching videos of Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen, who yearn to be together.”
While the two acclaimed actors are both in committed relationships, Plaza has previously expressed interest in marrying Olsen. During her 2020 appearance on Stir Crazy with Scott Horowitz, the Black Bear actor performed Married, F**k or Kill – with Scarlet Witch, The Wicked Witch of the West and Maleficent as her choices. When asked about Olsen’s character, Plaza said she would “marry The Scarlett Witch” before extending the sentiment to Olsen. “If I could have Elizabeth Olsen as my wife, my life would be destined. She would be the best woman I could ever dream of,” she revealed.
While Plaza and Olsen may never walk down the aisle, fans can still appreciate their iconic friendship through “Ingrid Goes West” and various compilations of their interviews.