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Olsen wants to be known for acting

Elizabeth Olsen wants to be known for her work, not her lifestyle: Photo © Olsen wants to be known for acting Photo

Elizabeth Olsen has said she has turned down jobs because she doesn't want the sort of attention they would draw.

The Martha Marcy May Marlene star, the younger sister of famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, revealed to America's Marie Claire magazine that she knows exactly the type of image she wants to project.

She explained: "I definitely know what kind of lifestyle I want to have. Some people recognise you for your work, not for being pictured going to clubs. So, I try and keep that kind of profile that people know you from your work and that's it.

"There are some jobs that I've said no to, because I know what kind of attention they will bring.

"I choose not to have that specific kind of attention."

Elizabeth, 25, also opened up about having a well-known surname.

"Everyone has their hurdle to get over, and if mine is that I have to [prove] I've earned my jobs, I'm OK with that," she said. "I'm in it for a ride, and I'm in it for the long run."

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