Elizabeth Olsen on the Most Rewarding Part of Portraying Candy in ‘Love & Death’

Elizabeth Olsen stars as Candy Montgomery in the HBO Max Original limited series, Love & Death. The first three episodes premiere on Thursday, April 27, followed by one new episode weekly.

This riveting drama tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore – two churchgoing couples enjoying their small-town Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe.

Photograph by Jake Giles Netter/HBO Max

I had the chance to ask Olsen about the most rewarding aspect of playing Candy during a roundtable for the show. Here’s what she shared:

“The most rewarding thing for me was I had a sense of freedom playing her that was just like in my body and in my voice that I don’t always have. And so, I think, I wanna figure out how to get there every time and so that’s kind of my next thing I’m trying to figure out,” the actress explained to me. “I felt like I got her well — whatever I chose to do with her, I mean, I don’t really know what the real woman is like, but I felt good in my body and I feel like sometimes as an actor, you feel a little awkward physically like it’s hard to sometimes move your body through space, like, ‘How am I walking right now?’ I don’t know, I sometimes get in my head about that and I felt very comfortable in her skin. So I think that was the most rewarding part technically as an actor, I guess.”