While vacationing like a normal person in New 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 French politician’s 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 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Boyd was discovered while he had a part time job, working as a carpenter for a theatre in Kentucky. A girl who was watching the play asked him if he wanted to move to New York City to become a model…He is currently listed at #25 on model.com’s top 50 male models. Boyd has been used as a model for many designers and labels such as Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versus, Hugo Boss, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Dsquared, and was chosen as one of Dior Homme’s most celebrated male models. He is also the face of the fragrance “Antidote” by 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. Boyd also audited classes at Columbia University on screen writing and film history. He has since produced five short films…Boyd has also studied acting in William Esper Studio and completed the prestigious two year Meisner Program as well as Shane Ann Younts – Voice and Speech 2 Year Program.
Not included in his Wikipedia 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’s definitely how 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 means 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 performances 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.