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Mary-Kate and Ashley announce the end of their acting careers

In the April issue of Elle UK, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen announce they're done with acting.

"I don't have to be a pretty face. I've done that, but now it's important and liberating to be on the other side of the lens. I don't like to be the center of attention anymore," says Ashley, whose last movie appearance was in 'New York Minute' in 2004.

"It doesn't mean I'm not interested in Hollywood," she clarifies. "I like the way it operates, I like the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever get back in, it's not going to be as an actress."

Mary-Kate continued her acting career some longer than her twin sister, but she also says she's done with it. Her last role was in the 2011 movie 'Beastly'. She admits to the magazine that it "just felt right to move away (from acting)."

The twins, who started their career at the age of 9 months in Full House, say they will focus on their fashion careers now. They already created a fasion empire with their Elizabeth & James and The Row clothing lines, but like to open their own retail store, launch a fragrance line and start designing furniture.

Whatever they will do, they will do it together. "Nothing would ever split us up," Mary-Kate says. "Separate side projects are one thing, but we work better as a team."