Elizabeth Olsen Talks Liberal Arts, Reading as Entertainment vs. Enrichment, and More; Reveals Spike Lee’s Oldboy Starts Filming Next Month

Opening this Friday in limited release is writer/director Josh Radnor’s excellent drama Liberal Arts. The film marks How I Met Your Mother star Radnor’s second directorial effort after 2010’s Happythankyoumoreplease and centers on a 35-year-old whose yearning for his glory days of college is intensified when he strikes up a romance with a 19-year-old college student (Elizabeth Olsen) over a shared love of music and literature. The film simultaneously captures the essence of being young and free as well as the post-college feeling of thinking your best days may be behind you. Radnor’s script is filled with insightful, funny characters that are perfectly embodied by the likes of Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, and Zac Efron. During a recent phone interview with Elizabeth Olsen, who plays the young, soulful Zibby with the charm and emotion of an actress twice her age, she talked about how she
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