Elizabeth Olsen considered changing her last name so she wouldn't be associated with her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley

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Elizabeth Olsen with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
  • Elizabeth Olsen spoke to Glamour UK about being aware of nepotism as young as 10 years old.

  • The star said that when she got interested in auditioning, she considered changing her last name.

  • Olsen thought that it would disassociate her from her already-famous siblings Mary-Kate and Ashley.

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Elizabeth Olsen says that she was aware of nepotism at a young age and considered changing her surname so that she wouldn't be associated with her twin sisters, "Full House" stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

"I was 10 and I was curious about auditioning… and I realized very quickly it wasn't for me because I was missing my sports teams, my dance class, and all the extracurricular activities at school," the 32-year-old Marvel star said in a digital cover story for Glamour UK's April 2021 issue.

Aside from the fear of missing out on regular childhood activities, Olsen said: "During that time, I thought 'I don't want to be associated with [Mary-Kate and Ashley]', for some reason."

She continued: "I guess I understood what nepotism was like inherently as a 10-year-old. I don't know if I knew the word, but there is some sort of association of not earning something that I think bothered me at a very young age"

Olsen chalked up her feelings to her "own insecurities" at the time. She also thought that she'd go by Elizabeth Chase, which is her middle name, when she did become an actress to avoid the association with her famous older sisters.

The actress shared similar comments during a recent interview with Grazia magazine, saying: "Nepotism is a thing and I'm very aware of it. And of course, I've always wanted to do it alone."

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Mary-Kate Olsen, Elizabeth Olsen, and Ashley Olsen in July 2016. Donato Sardella/Getty Images for InStyle

Olsen's sisters entered Hollywood as babies, taking turns playing Michelle Tanner on the hit sitcom "Full House." The show lasted for eight seasons between 1987 to 1995. By the time the series finale aired, Mary-Kate and Ashley were preteens with worldwide recognition.

They went on to star in a plethora of TV movies together like "Passport to Paris," "Our Lips Are Sealed "and "Holiday in the Sun," to name a few. Mary-Kate and Ashley also starred on their own show called "Two of a Kind" and voiced characters on the animated series "Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!"

In 2004, they starred in a rom-com called "New York Minute" alongside "Schitt's Creek" actor Eugene Levy.

By the 2010s, the twins stepped away from acting and instead turned their attention to the fashion industry. They cofounded two brands: Elizabeth and James and The Row. They also occasionally appear at fashion events, like the Met Gala.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth ultimately stuck with her surname for her professional acting career.

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Elizabeth Olsen in "How the West Was Fun." Dualstar Productions

As a child, she got to spend time on the "Full House" set with her sisters. Her first-ever role was in a 1994 TV movie called "How the West Was Fun," which starred her sisters. Then in 2011, she fully jumped into her acting career with roles in three dramas: "Silent House," "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding."

After starring in indie movies, she gained wider recognition when she joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch.

Olsen first appeared as the comic book character in an end credits scene of 2014's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and properly made her debut the following year in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Olsen went on to star in several more MCU films, like 2019's blockbuster film "Avengers: Endgame."

After years of playing a supporting character in ensemble Marvel films, she and Paul Bettany (who plays Vision) starred on their own series called "WandaVision."

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Elizabeth Olsen on season one, episode nine of "WandaVision." Marvel Studios

The show explored Wanda's grief, filled in gaps about the character's backstory, and showed off Olsen's acting range as the series drew inspiration from decades of classic American sitcoms.

"WandaVision" concluded in February but Olsen will reprise her character for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," which is set for release on March 25, 2022.

Olsen teased what fans can expect from the film by telling Glamour UK, "It's a bonkers movie, they're definitely going for that horror show vibe."

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