Olsen ‘itching’ to perform in theatre, wants harrowing O’Neill role

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s little sister has already taken Hollywood by storm with her critically acclaimed performance in last year’s (11) Martha Marcy May Marlene, but the 23 year old admits she really wants to conquer the stage.

She tells the Wall Street Journal, “I have dream roles that are actual characters in plays I would love to do.”

However, Olsen concedes she’ll have to wait a little while to be able to take on her ideal theatre role.

She says, “One (of her dream roles) would be the lead in Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude. I’d have to be a bit older to play it.”

Strange Interlude follows the story of the daughter of a university professor whose fiance is killed during World War I. It was first staged on Broadway in 1928.