“We worked non-stop until we were 18. Then we decided to take a break and go to school — and that was when we decided to question whether we would carry on in entertainment,” the 25-year-old says in an interview with April’s ELLE U.K.
It was time to step behind the process. I wanted to work on other things. It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in Hollywood, I like the way it operates and the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever do get back in, it’s not going to be as an actress.”
Both Ashley and Mary-Kate rose to fame at just nine months old on the hit TV show Full House. The twins continued their acting career straight up until their 2004 film New York Minute.
“It just felt right to move away,” Ashley added.
Meanwhile, the sisters’ younger sibling, Elizabeth Olsen, 23, is on track to be one of 2012′s breakout actresses. After starring as the lead role in Martha Marcy May Marlene, her second movie, Silent House, just hit theaters.