Ashley Olsen, the half of the megastar twins who works full time in the fashion business now, appears on the cover of the July 4 issue of Hamptons Magazine. Inside, she gives an interview in which she talks about how her life has changed in recent years.
As head of The Row and Elizabeth & James, the two clothing labels she owns jointly with sister Mary Kate, Ashley has her hands full and is happy to be out of the spotlight and committed to her career in fashion. She told the magazine, “I’m not an actress. I’m not a public figure or acting as one,” butÂ went on to say that she was leaving the door open to an acting job sometime in the nebulous future.
She also tells the magazine that she prefers a quiet life where she is not constantly pursued by the press, telling the magazine, “I’ve definitely had a past life of being a personality, and a very public one. But that’s not what makes me comfortable. I’m not an actress. I’m not a public figure or acting as one.” She said she planned a quiet Independence Day weekend staying in, or perhaps going out on a boat in Montauk.
In October, she and her sister Mary Kate plan to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss The Row, their higher end clothing line, and Elizabeth & James, their more affordable line, which is named after the twins’ two other siblings.