Moving on from their “90s super stardom, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are ready to let go of their childhood career path and focus more on their future.
In the December 2013 issue of Allure magazine, the 27-year-old sisters share details about their fashion careers and revealed what critics say about their choice to quit acting.
“[Strangers assume we] had enough money to do nothing- or why would we go to college” Mary-Kate explained. “And it”s such an uneducated perspective. You still have to grow within a business. You have to take a chance.”
Ashley added, “It”s not like you wake up one day and have a huge company with four or five different companies within companies. Not to mention our past and future.”
When asked why she felt the need to leave the acting business, Ashley stated, “I was reading scripts, and ultimately I just said to the people who were representing me, “I need to do things 100 percent. I don”t feel like I can give you 100 percent of my time.”
“There”s a lot of compromise in the entertainment industry. I can”t sit in this room and audition for this part,” she added.
In regards to their close sisterly bond, Ashley said, “[Our bond is] beyond words. We both carry the weight of each other.”
For more on the Olsen sister”s Q&A session with the publication, be sure to visit Allure magazine!