Mary-Kate Slams Childhood

August 5, 2010

There’s no denying that Mary-Kate Olsen had a unique upbringing. Thrust into the spotlight practically at birth, the actress says she would not wish her upbringing on anyone.

The 24-year-old actress and fashion mogul opens up about her strange childhood in the current issue of Marie Claire magazine. The intensely private star talks about growing up in the public spotlight and the toll it took on her. She says, "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." That’s an incredibly bold thing to say, especially considering all the wealth and fame Full House brought them. Mary-Kate adds to the statement, likening herself and sister Ashley to "little monkey performers."

Mary-Kate says she has found solace in fashion and that her fashion label The Row is her true passion and acting is no longer her main pursuit. She tells the magazine, "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."

In truth Mary-Kate and Ashley have turned out pretty sane for child stars.

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