Elizabeth Olsen Talks about Being Called ‘Mother’ on the Internet

Elizabeth Olsen Mother Internet

The accomplished and celebrated actress Elizabeth Olsen recently shared her confusion and amusement about being called the “Internet’s Mom.” 

Although the nickname was bestowed upon her some time ago, it gained popularity after she presented an award at this year’s Oscars alongside Pedro Pascal, famously known as the “Internet’s Daddy.” 

During the premiere of her latest drama series, Love & Death, at the Directors Guild of America theatre in Los Angeles, Olsen sat down with ET’s Deidre Behar to discuss her thoughts on the title of Mother, bestowed upon by fans of her.

Elizabeth Olsen Talks about Being Called ‘Mother’ on the Internet

Olsen admitted that she didn’t understand the nickname and mostly avoided social media. She explained that her friends had attempted to clarify it for her, but she still didn’t fully understand it. “I think it’s very odd. I really don’t get it. My friends have tried to explain to me that it’s, like, a good thing? I don’t know.”

The Scarlet Witch actress also shared that although she loves Mothers, the title makes her feel old because she believes younger people use it. “Like, mothers are great, I guess, but I don’t know. It makes me feel old. Because I think the people that are saying it must be young? Like, I’m not sure how I feel about it.”

Despite her skepticism about the nickname, Olsen admired Pascal, her co-presenter at the Oscars. She expressed her happiness to stand beside him on stage and revealed that they had been good friends for a long time. 

Olsen also shared her desire to work with Pascal in the future. “I would love to work with Pedro. We’ve been friends for a long time. That’s very odd and funny. I was happy to be able to be standing up there with him.”


Love & Death Starring Elizabeth Olsen

Olsen’s newest series, Love & Death, is based on a true story and centers around Candy Montgomery, a Texas woman who was accused and later acquitted of murdering her friend, with whom she was having an affair. The series features Olsen as Montgomery and stars Jesse Plemons, Patrick Fugit, Lily Rabe, Tom Pelphrey, and Krysten Ritter. The show’s writer is David E. Kelley.

Each actor underwent a significant transformation to portray the real-life figures they represented accurately. Olsen disclosed that costuming and styling played a crucial role in her shift, explicitly noting that her three-quarter wig helped her embody Montgomery during her murder trial.

The first three episodes of Love & Death premiered on HBO Max on April 27, with new episodes airing every Thursday until May 25.