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Elizabeth Olsen had 'no expertise' with Instagram before making her movie about Instagram

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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen are starring within the Instagram stalker comedy “Ingrid Goes West.”
  • The actresses instructed INSIDER they had little expertise with the app before signing up for the movie.
  • The director made a profile for Olsen to assist her perceive her position.
  • “Ingrid Goes West” hits theaters Friday.

Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza are starring in “Ingrid Goes West.” It’s a movie the place Plaza performs a stalker who inserts herself into the lifetime of Taylor Sloane, an Instagram influencer performed by Olsen, by monitoring her down with the app. And sure, it is a comedy.

Though Instagram is central to the movie, each Olsen and Plaza weren’t too acquainted with the app before filming it. Director Matt Spicer arrange an account for Olsen to get a greater understanding of the way it works and the way influencers function.

“I had no expertise,” Olsen instructed INSIDER. “Matt Spicer created a ‘Taylor Sloane’ profile. He gave me a listing of 20-something influencer individuals to comply with. And that’s how I started my relationship with Instagram.”

Though Plaza is a prolific Instagrammer now, she did not use it till across the time “Ingrid Goes West” premiered at Sundance this year.

“We solely had Instagram after we made the movie,” Plaza instructed INSIDER of the movie hitting theaters Friday. “I didn’t get entangled with Instagram till January.”

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Taylor Sloane is precisely who you think about the stereotypical Instagram influencer could be like: She’s a photographer, lives in California, fills her home with stunning craft objects, and takes extra time photographing her avocado toast than consuming it. Olsen mentioned the character wasn’t based mostly on any specific influencer Spicer had her comply with on Instagram, however slightly on an amalgamation of various individuals in her life.

Following these sorts of individuals on the app helped her perceive the visible vocabulary of her character: taking within the sunsets, holding the cellphone at specific angles, and spending a lot of time at Joshua Tree.

“It was individuals from my private life or individuals who I’ve heard about which can be associates of associates,” she mentioned. “I believe I most likely drew extra on these sorts of individuals than the influencers.”

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