Mary-Kate: ‘We were little monkey performers’

The Olsen twin talks to US Marie Claire about her extraordinary upbringing, and why she’s now chosen fashion over acting

Mary-Kate Olsen has opened up about her extraordinary childhood in the September issue of US Marie Claire, saying: ‘I wouldn’t wish my upbringing on anybody.’

One half of the world’s most famous twin-set, Mary-Kate and sister Ashley grew up in front of the lens, after finding fame on kids TV show Full House.

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‘I look at old pictures of me, and I don’t feel connected to them at all,’ says the 24-year-old, describing her and her sister as ‘little monkey performers.’

‘But I wouldn’t take it back for the world,’ she adds.

Mary-Kate tells Marie Claire:

And the former child star says she’s now finally found her fashion feet, and would rather be known as a designer than an actress.

Since founding fashion label The Row with Ashley, Mary-Kate describes her new passion as ‘kind of like a mask to hide behind.’

‘I still read scripts, and if something comes a long, that’s great,’ she says. ‘But this is my day job. The Row is where I go every day.’

 Mary-Kate tells Marie Claire:

But the starlet doesn’t just front one, or even two covers of this month’s issue – she features on three different versions of US Marie Claire…

 Mary-Kate tells Marie Claire:  Mary-Kate tells Marie Claire:

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