It’s official Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen say they’re quitting acting. The 25 year old twins told the British edition of Elle Magazine that they’re done. “I don’t have to be a pretty face,” says Ashley. “I’ve done that, but now it’s important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don’t like to be the center of attention anymore.”
The last time Ashley appeared on screen was in 2004′s New York Minute.
“It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in Hollywood,” she said “I like the way it operates, I like the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever get back in, it’s not going to be as an actress.”
Mary-Kate’s last appearance was a 2007 appearance on Weeds and a small role in the 2011 film Beastly. She said it “just felt right to move away.”
The Olsen twins say they are happy to move behind the camera and continue working on their successful clothing lines, Elizabeth & James and The Row.
The twins’ younger sister Elizabeth Olsen is getting lots of acting work. Her new movie Silent House is opening this week.