Actress Elizabeth Olsen grew up surrounded by the spotlight. As the younger sister of the famous Olsen twins – Mary-Kate and Ashley – she was surrounded by the fame of her sisters’ acting careers and now fashion careers. As Elizabeth’s older sisters found recognition through the show “Fuller House,” she was also allowed to interact with the cast and even make a cameo, per Entertainment Tonight.
“I’ve always felt there was an advantage in having older twin sisters,” Elizabeth told Harper’s Bazaar last May. “I was very clear about how I would control many things because I was observing them. I also felt very protected.” She went on to explain how her twin sisters would compete for her love and attention, adding that when one “spoiled” her, the other wanted to do the same to improve on the original.
While Elizabeth’s sisters eventually focused on her clothing line — they even declined to make a cameo in the Fuller House sequel series Full House (per Us Weekly) — the younger sister stuck to acting and made her own a name in the industry. But even though she’s a Hollywood star, that doesn’t mean Elizabeth is immune to fangirling about other celebs.
Elizabeth Olsen made a fangirl because of Mark Hamill
Elizabeth Olsen, who originally went by her middle name of Chase to separate from her sisters’ careers, has received critical acclaim for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch. From her first appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron to her most recent appearance in Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, Olsen has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch.
But the actor still gets excited when he meets other celebrities. One such celebrity is Mark Hamill, known for portraying Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies. Olsen and Hamill met at the premiere of Captain America: Civil War, and PopCulture described Olsen’s reaction as “priceless” when a fan shared pictures of the interaction on Twitter, comically misspelling Hamill’s last name and correcting himself in the thread.
“[R]Remember when Elizabeth Olsen spotted Mark Harmill in the Civil War premiere and started crying,” the fan captioned the tweet. “Same girl.” Hamill responded to the tweet by saying, “That’s MISTER Harmill to you!” and added an eye-roll emoji, joking at the fan’s typo.
Elizabeth Olsen is a huge Star Wars fan
Elizabeth Olsen was a fan of Mark Hamill from a young age. She mentioned how she was able to act in blockbuster action films because she expressed to her agent and manager that she was a fan of these kinds of films. In fact, her interest in “Star Wars” helped her land the role of Scarlet Witch on FanPage.
“I told them, ‘I want to be considered for the projects I grew up with [watching],'” Olsen explained to Collider in 2021, “For example, as a kid I was obsessed with watching Star Wars. As a kid, you couldn’t turn me away from Star Wars. And so I’ve been trying to figure out how to start putting that out because I feel like all I’m getting is these really disturbed women in independent films.”
According to the Express, YouTube leaker Mike Zeroh may have spilled the beans on Olsen joining the Star Wars world. Although Express states that Zeroh’s theories are unconfirmed and not always true, it is rumored that Olsen will play one of the new Sith characters in the next trilogy. If the rumors are true, Olsen could be living her ultimate dream.