WhileÂ vacationingÂ like a normal person in NewÂ Orleans, Elizabeth Olsen got spotted holding hands with actor/model/artist Boyd Holbrook. Yes holding hands. If she was a Jonas Brother, she’d be legally married now. Luckily she’s an Olsen sister and the hand-holding-marriage rules only apply when a sister’s dating a FrenchÂ politician’sÂ brother.
Since we’re slightly obsessed with Elizabeth Olsen, we’re contractually obligated to be obsessed with anyone she’s maybe dating. So sorry Boyd Holbrook, we stalked you and we stalked you hard.
Let’s start with Boyd’s back story. Where is from, was he ever a carpenter and how did he get so many slashes in his job title? Enlighten us Wikipedia!
Born inÂ Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Boyd was discovered while he had a part time job, working as aÂ carpenterÂ for a theatre in Kentucky. A girl who was watching the play asked him if he wanted to move toÂ New York CityÂ to become a model…He is currently listed at #25 on model.com’s top 50 male models.Â Boyd has been used as a model for many designers and labels such asÂ Gucci,Â Jean Paul Gaultier,Â Versus,Â Hugo Boss,Â Bill Blass,Â Calvin Klein,Â Moschino,Â Marc Jacobs,Â Dsquared, and was chosen as one ofÂ DiorÂ Homme’s most celebrated male models. He is also the face of the fragrance “Antidote” byÂ Viktor and Rolf.
He was known as ‘that model-poet’, releasing a short series of poems through model-max.com along with illustrations from Jamie Strachan.Â Boyd also audited classes atÂ Columbia UniversityÂ on screen writing and filmÂ history. He has since produced five short films…Boyd has also studied acting inÂ William Esper StudioÂ Â and completed the prestigious two year Meisner Program as well as Shane Ann Younts – Voice and Speech 2 Year Program.
Not included in his WikipediaÂ bio is that fact that he’s racking up quite a large number of acting credits. Most significantly Very Good Girls, the movie about Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning riding through Brooklyn on bicycles. While I don’t want to jump to conclusions and say that’sÂ definitelyÂ howÂ they met, I can’t help but think that’s exactly what happened.
Except epic twist! He apparently plays Dakota Fanning’s love interest in the movie. What this meansÂ exactly, I’m not sure. But I’m all for creating a new Hollywood love triangle that we can obsess over. Especially since Rob-Kristen-Rupert seems to be winding down in the most anti-climatic way possible.
Also it has to be said that Variety named Boyd Holbrook one of the top 10 Actors to Watch to watch on their 2012 list of breakthrough performancesÂ at the Hamptons Film Festival. Considering we (and a lot of other people) named Elizabeth Olsen as someone to watch, they’re basically a couple that needs to be monitored 24/7.
It’s certainly quite the impressive resume for a man who I’ve never heard of before. No wonder Elizabeth Olsen committed to holding hands with him in public. We wish her the best on this maybe-relationship with Boyd Holbrook. We also wish her the wisdom to know she needs to live-tweet her first couples brunch with Boyd, Mary-Kate and Sarkozy.