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Photos and Quotes of Ashley Olsen Talking About Not Ending Up Like Britney Spears in Marie Claire September 2009

Gamer Ashley Is Surprised She Didn't End Up Like Britney

We already got a peek at Ashley Olsen's appearance in September's Marie Claire, and now there are more images from her photo shoot, plus quotes from her interview. Ashley talked to the magazine about her love of fashion and the pressures of fame during childhood. She said:

  • On pressure she and Mary-Kate faced in childhood: "I look back at the things that we did and the clothes that we wore, and I think, 'Wow, we really were troupers.' It was almost like I was in the army. School, work, homework, fly to New York, get in at 2 in the morning, do a morning show at 5 am, then another one at 7, then a radio interview at 10, you know? ... That's why I look at Britney, and I'm surprised I didn't end up like her."
  • On their fashion sense: "I think you're either born with a sense of style or you're not. Either you care or you don't. And we love fashion. When we were going to NYU, I think that was the first time we were aware of the power of our personal style. Not the power of it, but the result of it. Between the big sunglasses and the Starbucks cup and the big sweaters, the hobo-chic thing, we were more shocked than anything [by the media coverage]. I get it; we were fortunate enough to have really nice clothes, and we put them together in this raggedy way. My mom wears glasses this big"—she mimes massive goggles—"from the '70s, and you wonder where we got it from?"
  • On winding down with Rock Band and her boyfriend: "I swear to you, [Rock Band's] brought out this whole new thing in me. I can be a very serious person, and I take my job very seriously, but at the end of the day, I need a break. . . [Being able to count on Justin Bartha] — It's more important than anything else in the world."

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DeppObsession DeppObsession 7 years
love Ashley.. she looks amazing in the shots
alxxxmx alxxxmx 7 years
she's "surprised" that she didn't end up like Britney. So is every childhood star supposed to end up like her? poor choice of word.
PopDiva24 PopDiva24 7 years
There's a couple amazing shots in there. Can't wait to read the full article.
sparklepants sparklepants 7 years
i like ashley and mk and i think she looks great, but i do think everyone needs to quit with the comments about turning out like britney. why keep bringing it up, she's making herself better and i'm sure would appreciate everyone letting it go.
girl21innyc girl21innyc 7 years
Im not a fan of hers, but she comes across normal and down to earth in interviews. This might just be me, but I hate when people suggest that style is something your born with. I think style, like knowledge, and wisdom is something you acquire through experiences and stages in life.
tepiza tepiza 7 years
she looks really grown-up and beautiful in these pics. love the photoshoot and how it brings out her best.
vodkadietcoke vodkadietcoke 7 years
that schedule must have been rough for small kids...i don't know what to think of parents who do that to their kids. on the other hand, if we all only had their money!
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
To be honest I don't see anything special about there style. Its kind of sloppy.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
She sounds really smart in this interview- and she's super pretty :)
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
all I hear is Charlie Brown's teacher...she's more tolerable than the other one
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
She looks good. Definitely a stretch in the use of the word gamer.
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
I love hearing about celebrities doing normal things like playing rockband. haha
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
to be honest, i really like when i hear ashley and MK talk about their lives. it's nice to see their perspective on things - since it's not usually something that you get a glimpse into.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
she looks fantastic in these pics. its weird seeing michelle tanner all sexy.... i don't understand what she is trying to say about her and MK's fashion? that they were surprised the raggedy clothes made them cooler?
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