Belfast Telegraph

Elizabeth Olsen: I need my privacy

Elizabeth Olsen thinks people use social media to "control their image".

The 26-year-old actress has carved a career for herself with roles in hit movies including Red Lights, Oldboy and Godzilla.

Her fame has boomed over the years but unlike many fellow thespians, Elizabeth doesn't feel an urge to connect with fans through various online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

"I don't [use] social media, and I feel like that's how people control their image. My image, in my mind, is just to disappear. I just want people to see the work that I'm proud of," she explained to Fashion magazine. "I feel like you let people touch you when you have Instagram or Twitter, and I don't want to be touched all the time. I'm not going to do it - ever."

Another reason why the blonde star may be against social media is because of how her peers who do interact are portrayed in the press. Elizabeth finds it "so annoying" that her generation is dubbed "slackers and hackers" because of their internet antics.

It isn't just this topic she feels strongly about; Elizabeth is a supporter of female rights too. Despite admitting she isn't fully aware of problems which have been raised, she believes equality between genders is a cause worth fighting for.

"Feminism has been such an obsession and no one really knows what definition anyone is talking about. It’s such a hot topic," she explained.

"Of course, women should have equal pay. I care about being equal to anyone else. [The word equality] is a very important part of the history of women’s rights."

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