Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Say They've Quit Acting

J. Mendel - Front Row - Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

It's the end of an era! So claim Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, anyway.

In a brand-new interview with ELLE UK, the twins spoke candidly about their many years in the business - specifically Ashley, who revealed what led her to ultimately hang up her acting shoes for good.

"We worked non-stop until we were 18. Then we decided to take a break and go to school -- and that was when we decided to question whether we would carry on in entertainment," she told the magazine (via The Huffington Post).

"It was time to step behind the process. I wanted to work on other things. It doesn't mean I'm not interested in Hollywood, I like the way it operates and the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever do get back in, it's not going to be as an actress," she said.

Ashley's twin sister Mary-Kate also admitted that she no longer has the acting bug, despite a recent string of roles in everything from Weeds to Beastly.

"[It] just felt right to move away [from the spotlight]," she said.

Mary-Kate & Ashley, who are the brains behind the luxury fashion line The Row, rose to fame on the '80s sitcom Full House, in which they played the youngest member of the Tanner family, Michelle. Their last film together was the 2004 bomb New York Minute.

Their younger sister, Elizabeth, is currently a budding movie star, and will appear this Friday on the big screen in Silent House.

Tell us: What was your favorite Olsen twins TV show and movie?

 

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  • Ruby
    Ruby

    But they look silly!! I mean, I actually really like the Olsen twins, I think they're gorgeous. But anyone that wears shades inside just end up looking so dumb.

  • danielleakame
    danielleakame

    I wear my sunglasses at night so I can so I can Watch you weave then breath your story lines. And I wear my sunglasses at night so I can so I can Keep track of the visions in my eyes. While she's deceiving me it cuts my security. Has she got control of me? - I turn to her and say: Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no. Don't masquerade with the guy in shades oh no I can't believe it! You got it made with the guy in shades oh no. And I wear my sunglasses at night so I car ` Forget my name while you collect your cla1 so I can And I wear my sunglasses at night so I carim. See the light that's right before my eyes. 1 so I can While she's deceiving me it cuts my security . . . Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no. Don't masquerade with the guy in shades oh no I can't believe it! Don't be afraid of the guy in shades oh no it can't escape you 'cus you got it made with the guy in shades oh no. I said: I wear my sunglasses at night. I wear my sunglasses at night I wear my sunglasses at night. I said to you now: I wear my sunglasses at night I wear my sunglasses at night I wear my sunglasses at night. I cry to you: I wear my sunglasses at night. I wear my sunglasses at night

  • Allison
    Allison

    They are legit and an inspiration. The bigger the sunglasses, the better.

  • Allison
    Allison

    Every movie, but by far Holiday In the Sun is probably my favorite. I love them sooooo much and they aren't going anywhere!!! -#1 Fan

  • Ruby
    Ruby

    WHY do they wear those sunglasses?? They look pathetic.

 

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