Mary Kate Olsen has spent her entire life in front of the cameras and it wasn’t always confortable. The 24 year-old and her sister, Ashley, played precocious Michelle Tanner on Full House in the 80s and the duo now have their own legitimate fashion design company that is very successful with the public and critics alike.
Mary Kate has had her share of negative stories (an eating disorder, a penchant for partying and her friendship with actor Heath Ledger at the time of his overdose) and the very smart business woman has remained silent on these issues for the most part.
Marie Claire magazine has given Mary Kate three covers – and a chance to set the record straight – for September 2010. Here is what you can look forward to from MK in the upcoming issue:
Old photos of her as Michelle – not her favorite: “I look at old photos of me, and I don’t feel connected to them at all… I would never wish my upbringing on anyone…”
What she’s learned from her very public troubles: “I think it’s really important to be able to talk when something’s wrong. I learned at a really young age that if you don’t talk about it, it can drive you insane.”
Fashion is where her heart is: From the inception of The Row to their early successes — “It took us a year-and-a-half to make the first T-shirt,” she says — Mary-Kate takes it more seriously than anything else: “I still read scripts, and if something great comes along, that’s great … but this is my day job. The Row is where I go every day.”
Mary Kate will be seen with Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer in Beastly when it finally comes out March 18, 2011. Her clothing lines (with sister Ashley,) are The Row, Elizabeth and James and their latest venture Olsenboye - a lower priced teen oriented line at JCPenney.
Go to MarieClaire.com to see more of her photo shoot.
Check out the second and third covers below.
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