NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 11, 2015, 4:04 PM
Actor Boyd Holbrook, who was “Narcos” and “Hatfields & McCoys” was devastated when financee Elizabeth Olsen dumped him the same day his best friend died.
Boyd Holbrook recounts his heartbreak over Elizabeth Olsen dumping him.
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” actress had pretty cold timing, considering she ended their engagement the day his best friend died.
Olsen, 26, quit their three-year relationship during a phone call.
In an interview with “Man of the World,” published Friday, Holbrook, 34, said this breakup was more like a “divorce.”
“On the same day that my best friend died, I got a call from my girl to tell me it was over,” Holbrook said.
That best friend was David Armstrong, a photographer, who was a nurturing friend to the actor of “Narcos” and “Gone Girl.” Armstrong was 60 when he died of liver cancer.
“David was the first person in my life to encourage me,” Holbrook said. “He told me to do everything I wanted to do. No one had ever done that before. He was a very important figure in my life. Important figure is not even close to what he was.”
Boyd Holbrook and Elizabeth Olsen, who starred in “Very Good Girls,” were together for three years.
Although it’s been nearly a year since the breakup, Boyd still sounds devastated.
“I was consumed with my own personal depression, my own personal scenario at the time,” he said.
Boyd, who also writes and creates art, thought the best way to deal with his pain was to jump on a motorcycle and tool around Chile.
During his trip, he said, “I started noticing beauty, the details.”