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Thursday 28 May 2015

Elizabeth Olsen: I'm not a rebel

Elizabeth Olsen plays Jack Kerouac's wife in Kill Your Darlings
Elizabeth Olsen plays Jack Kerouac's wife in Kill Your Darlings

Elizabeth Olsen has confessed she is too easy going to live a rebellious life.

The Liberal Arts star plays Jack Kerouac's wife Edie Parker in new film Kill Your Darlings, and though she found the lives of beat poets Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Borroughs inspiring, she wasn't tempted to follow suit.

Elizabeth said: "It's a crazy time period, I was reading everyone's autobiographies from that time, even though I really didn't need to, and it was so fun, it makes me feel like this was the best time to ever have experienced New York city."

She added: "I live a less rebellious life, I feel. I'm kind of okay with living in a system and their whole thing was breaking the system, and I'm kind of happy not trying to put up a fight."

Daniel Radcliffe plays Ginsberg in the film, and Elizabeth also recently worked with another Harry Potter star, Tom Felton, on love story Therese Raquin.

She said: "It's funny because I've also worked with Tom Felton, so now it feels like I have a large group of the Harry Potter clan.

"Working with Dan with awesome. I was only on set for a week but I like being part of ensemble pieces and so it was a fun group of people."

Elizabeth is nominated for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award and is planning a warm outfit to wear to the ceremony on Sunday February 10.

She revealed: "I haven't even tried anything on. It's always terrifying at the last minute. I wish I could just wear a coat to tell you the truth, but that would be too rebellious for me!"

:: Voting for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award winner is now open to the public at ee.co.uk/bafta.

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