John Stamos Just Posted the Cutest Throwback of Elizabeth Olsen
The sweet photo is in honor of their shows landing on the same streaming platform.
Elizabeth Olsen has been acting for the past decade, but when she landed a spot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, her star really began to rise. And since the Disney+ series WandaVision premiered in mid-January, it seems like everyone is talking about her. Back in 1995, Olsen got one of her first acting gigs on the set of Full House alongside her sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who were starring on the show. But she was a presence on set even before that, according to star John Stamos. Read on to see the adorable throwback photo he posted with the star, and for more on the Olsen family, discover Mary-Kate, Ashley, and Elizabeth Olsen's Siblings You Didn't Know About.
John Stamos posted a throwback photo with Elizabeth Olsen to celebrate the WandaVision finale.
On March 4, Stamos shared an old photo of him with Elizabeth Olsen on the set of Full House to celebrate the finale of WandaVision. "One day she's a little girl wandering the set, and next thing you know, she's taking over a whole town, mind-controlling the citizens to play out her favorite TV Sitcoms! They grow up so fast," Stamos wrote.
The actor then plugged his forthcoming show Big Shot and the final episode of WandaVision, both of which are on Disney+. And for a less pleasant throwback, This Resurfaced Oprah Interview With Mary-Kate and Ashley Has Fans Livid.
Elizabeth Olsen made an appearance on Full House.
Elizabeth's acting debut was in one of her older sisters' movies, 1994's How the West Was Fun, followed by an appearance on Full House in 1995. While her sisters continued to star in dozens of movies, Elizabeth didn't act again until 2011.
Although Elizabeth was interested in acting early on, seeing how her sisters' lives played out made her put it off. "What I saw my sisters do was work, not play, and I really enjoyed ballet, and I really enjoyed playing sports. It took away from that experience," Elizabeth told Parade in a January interview. Elizabeth said her dad had her create a pro and con list when she was 9-years-old to help her make a decision. She ultimately decided it was more important for her to be able to partake in extracurriculars than to act. And for more on Elizabeth's decision not to pursue acting at a young age, learn How Mary-Kate & Ashley Stopped Elizabeth Olsen From Being a Child Star.
WandaVision felt "very meta" for Elizabeth due to her time on the Full House set.
WandaVision nods to classic sitcoms from the 1950s through the 2000s, which Elizabeth said felt very close to home for her. "There was something very meta for my own life because I would visit those tapings as a kid, where my sisters were working," Elizabeth told Entertainment Weekly in a Nov. 2020 interview.
Just like a sitcom, WandaVision was filmed in front of a live studio audience, which scared Elizabeth and co-star Paul Bettany at first, but they grew to love it. "It was insanity," Olsen told Entertainment Weekly. Bettany added, "We were all so high by the end of it. We wanted to keep on running the show. Maybe take it out on tour or something. WandaVision on ice." And for more on the perils of child stardom, This Child Star Is Revealing the Damage of Being Sexualized at a Young Age.
Elizabeth wanted to achieve acting success on her own.
Elizabeth recognized the benefits that could come from being related to famous actors. "Nepotism is a thing, and I'm very aware of it. And of course, I've always wanted to do it alone," she told Grazia in a recent interview. As a result, the star has forged an acting career in a very different space than her sisters, who continue to work in the fashion industry.
"I always had this need to prove myself to everyone around me that I work really hard," Elizabeth told The Sun in a January interview. "I couldn't walk in a room without everyone already having an opinion. The thing about nepotism is the fear that you don't earn or deserve the work." And for more celebrity news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.