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I Officially Feel Old Because People Are Just Discovering Elizabeth Olsen Is Related To Mary-Kate And Ashley

“They have a younger sister, Lizzie.” –Me, a member of the Mary-Kate and Ashley Fan Club in 1997

If you’re like me, you consider the “work week” to really just be time between WandaVision episodes.


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Of course, the internet is completely obsessed with Elizabeth Olsen’s incredible performance as Wanda.


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But there’s one thing that genuinely shocked me about the WandaVision discourse. Apparently, a whole bunch of people are only just finding out that she’s Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s younger sister.

Elizabeth Olsen: has last name Olsen. Elizabeth Olsen: looks exactly like Marykate and Ashley. Elizabeth Olsen: is their sister. Twitter:

Elizabeth Olsen: has last name Olsen.

Elizabeth Olsen: looks exactly like Marykate and Ashley.

Elizabeth Olsen: is their sister.

Twitter:


Twitter: @benyahr

The rumors are true! They are sisters!


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But A LOT of people really are finding this out for the first time:

I'M SORRY WHY DID NO ONE FUCKING TELL ME THAT #ELIZABETHOLSEN AKA WANDA MAXIMOFF HERSELF IS THE YOUNGER SISTER OF MARY KATE AND ASHLEY!!! I FEEL LIKE THIS SHOULD BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN!!!

I’M SORRY WHY DID NO ONE FUCKING TELL ME THAT #ELIZABETHOLSEN AKA WANDA MAXIMOFF HERSELF IS THE YOUNGER SISTER OF MARY KATE AND ASHLEY!!! I FEEL LIKE THIS SHOULD BE MORE WIDELY KNOWN!!!


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It’s true, Scarlet Witch IS related to Michelle Tanner from Full House:

omfg why did no one tell me that elizabeth olsen who plays scarlet witch is the sister of the olsen twins from full house?

omfg why did no one tell me that elizabeth olsen who plays scarlet witch is the sister of the olsen twins from full house?


Twitter: @yoongistits

Others thought she actually WAS one of the Olsen twins:

I see your

I see your “twitter is surprised to learn Elizabeth Olsen is related to the Olsen twins” and i raise you “I’m just sitting here shocked to learn she ISN’T one of the twins but ANOTHER SISTER”


Twitter: @danceanddestroy

everyone talking about how they didn’t know elizabeth olsen was related to mary kate and ashley... when i thought she was one of the twins who acted in the marvel movies this whole time 😭😭😭

everyone talking about how they didn’t know elizabeth olsen was related to mary kate and ashley… when i thought she was one of the twins who acted in the marvel movies this whole time 😭😭😭


Twitter: @agustIeaves

I just found out that Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) from the Marvel universe is literally a fucking Olsen sister?! Like Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen are her sisters. Wow.

I just found out that Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) from the Marvel universe is literally a fucking Olsen sister?! Like Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen are her sisters. Wow.


Twitter: @madiflaim

I am probably going to learn that Elizabeth Olsen is related to Mary Kate and Ashley a few more times in life because it just isn't the kind of

I am probably going to learn that Elizabeth Olsen is related to Mary Kate and Ashley a few more times in life because it just isn’t the kind of “you need this to survive” info I have to retain. I’ll have a vague recollection at best. Surprise me again in three years?


Twitter: @jamiebrightley

Now, the fact that SO many people are just learning this is extremely shocking information to me as a card-carrying member of the Mary-Kate and Ashley Fan Club (aka FUN club) in the ’90s who learned that Mary-Kate and Ashley had a younger sister named Lizzie (and an older brother named Trent!) before I learned, like, my own relatives’ names.


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This look is peak fashion.

Mary-Kate and Ashley quite literally sang an entire song about Lizzie for 1994’s The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of Thorn Mansion called “B-U-T-T Out,” where they fully made me feel great about being an only child.

View this video on YouTube


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Here’s teeny tiny Lizzie being told to go away by Mary-Kate and Ashley:


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In fact, Elizabeth’s first two acting roles were in Mary-Kate and Ashley projects. She played “Girl in Car” in How the West Was Fun and “Girl with Flowers” in an episode of Full House.


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She absolutely fucking nailed her portrayal of “girl,” tbh!

The fact that Elizabeth Olsen is related to MK&A is so fundamentally intertwined with my Elizabeth Olsen experience that it’s genuinely mind-blowing to me that people are only just figuring it out, but who am I to judge when I’m sure there’s plenty of things I don’t know that I will someday discover for the first time?


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In conclusion, treat yourself to some Billboard Dad and Passport to Paris on Hulu to make it through to the next WandaVision episode.

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No judgment zone, I’m just curious: Did you know Elizabeth is related to Mary-Kate and Ashley before WandaVision?

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