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Mary-Kate Olsen Opens Up In Elle
Posted on Wed Jun 4, 2008 01:03 PM PDT

Mary-Kate Olsen ellemkolsen200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Mary-Kate Olsen graces the cover of the July issue of Elle, and in the article, she discusses her family and fame, as well as darker topics such as therapy and her stint in rehab for an eating disorder.

On her twin sister Ashley:

“We don’t agree all the time. The way we go about business or designing or making a decision is that we come at it from two completely different angles that, at the end of the day - even when we don’t think we’re agreeing with each other - we are agreeing. We’re just getting there in different ways. Unless you’re a twin, you honestly can’t know how close twins can be. When there’s that much love there’s...well, there’s the opposite of everything, but it stems from love, and it stems from passion. We’re driven people. I do know I can’t work in an office. Ashley, on the other hand, loves going to an office.”

On her unique style:

"You're either on the worst dressed list or you've started a fashion trend. I think there's a real disconnect between the media's perception of fashion and the fashion world's idea of fashion. I don't know why I wear some of the things I wear. I like wearing crazy things sometimes. I like being playful. Sometimes I feel like I'm playing dress-up and becoming character. It's sort of like an art. It can change your mood or the way that people are attracted to you."

On going to rehab in 2004:

"I have never talked about that, or been quoted about that. Look, I think it's important that what anybody goes through - and I'm not saying that it's true or not true - you realize it's part of growing up. Everybody is going to go through hard times. It's a part of life. I think the hardest part to get to is that point of asking for help or reaching out to other people and being honest with yourself. I do not want to go through my life with my eyes shut. And I don't want to go through it with a closed mind. I want to be aware of things. And I'd rather know than not know."

On seeing a therapist:

"Yeah, I talk with people. I think it's important. I wouldn't call 'em a shrink, but it's good to have communication with whomever, whether it's a mentor or a therapist or a psychiatrist, whether it's your mom or your dad or your best friend."

On Heath Ledger's death:

"I'm not going to comment on that - I won't give you a word about that in the nicest way possible. Let's move on."

On being famous:

"It's weird to be called a celebrity...I mean, if I see a paparazzi shot of me walking that's in a magazine or something at some event, it's as if I see it from an outsider's point of view. There's like a character, almost, and then there's me. I think it's kind of entertaining."


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