Mary-Kate Olsen: Factory Girl

Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen has been in the news this week due to her involvement in the Heath Ledger tragedy. Ledger’s masseuse had called MKO before dialing 911, apparently because the twin’s cell phone had been the last number Heath had dialed. As a result of this, some outlets began speculating that the pair had been “casually dating.” Mary-Kate’s reps are now insisting that there was no romantic relationship between the two, and the pint-size fashionista actually offered a statement of her own:

"Heath was a friend. His death is a tragic loss. My thoughts are with his family during this very difficult time."

The connection is strange, but not surprising because she seems to run around in film-actor circles. She also seems to be trying to make a slow transition into more sophisticated films. While browsing Mary-Kate’s Fancast profile (New York Minute! Passport To Paris! Not quite the cushy film roles she probably wants to be known for) I noticed one clip that stood out: A lost scene from Factory Girl featuring Mary-Kate as one of Andy Warhol’s art-house friends. I didn’t see this scene when I caught the amazing Factory Girl film in the theater last year, but I believe it was featured in the DVD version. This leaves me wondering how she felt to have been “deleted” from this cool movie, and why they decided to do this.

Catch the Mary-Kate Factory Girl clip here. Is she any good in the clip? You decide.

And by the way, can anybody tell the difference between MKO and her sister Ashley? It's hard for me! I still need Olsen twin guidebook or something.

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