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Elizabeth Olsen got her start in indies, but not because she was afraid of stepping into the spotlight.
"I didn't really have another option—those were the jobs I was getting," the humble 25-year-old Martha Marcy May Marlene movie star says in Marie Claire's May 2014 cover story. "I feel very lucky that the reviewers have been on my side, even when it comes to a project that isn't so great. I was seizing every opportunity. I'm not embarrassed by my work in them or anything—it's all learning."
Elizabeth—who is hailed as "fresh face" alongside fellow cover girls Emilia Clarke, Elle Fanning, Kate Mara and Lupita Nyong'o—is shaking things up with her next two movies, Godzilla and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. "The cool thing is the studio pieces I have been lucky to become a part of are ensemble pieces, so it's not like I have this Hunger Games on my back," the engaged actress tells the magazine of her slow transition into blockbuster movies. "It's not going to skyrocket one person; it's a team thing."