If you missed it earlier this summer, recent Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomer Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning teamed up in the dark, coming-of-age drama [Very Good Girls](movie:469752). The film was an official Sundance selection, though it got a very limited release in theaters.
Even though they played two best friends torn apart when a dangerous guy comes between them, the friendship between the actresses actually goes way back. Way, way back. All the way to high school, even. In this exclusive, behind the scenes clip, Elizabeth Olsen tells the uncanny story of how they met years ago, and why it was so easy to be so close on set.
The movie is hitting Blu-ray & DVD, so if you're intrigued, here's the synopsis:
Lilly (Dakota Fanning) is quiet, thoughtful, and introspective - the product of two conservative parents (Ellen Barkin and Clark Gregg) who keep a tight rein on her. Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen), on the other hand, is free-spirited, uninhibited, and slightly caustic - the daughter of a left-of-center mom and dad (Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss) who let her do whatever, and go wherever, she pleases. Shortly before they each leave for college in the fall, the girls spend most of their time together, whiling away pleasant afternoons, but soon they both meet and fall for the same boy - artist David (Boyd Holbrook) who sells novelty ice cream bars at Far Rockaway Beach. He decides that he much prefers Lilly to Gerry, and Lilly loses her virginity to him. The affair grows more serious, but Lilly can’t bring herself to divulge the news to Gerry for fear of breaking her heart. Not long after, an unexpected tragedy occurs in Gerry’s family and forces Lilly to reach out in an attempt to console her best friend.
And if you liked that, here's the trailer:
[Very Good Girls](movie:469752) hits Blu-ray & DVD tomorrow (that's Tuesday, Sept. 23) courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. So if you didn't get to see it during its blink-and-you'll-miss-it limited release this summer, now's your chance to watch.