Elizabeth Olsen is not a user of social media, has never been married, and has never experienced profound loss, but the actress has spent her 2018 surrounded by grief as a young widow in the new Facebook Watch series “Sorry For Your Loss .”

The 10-episode, half-hour drama premiered earlier this month on the social media’s new on-demand platform. It also stars Janet McTeer and Kelly Marie Tran.

FILE – In this April 21, 2018 photo, Elizabeth Olsen poses for a portrait at Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, Calif. Olsen stars in the Facebook Watch series “Sorry For Your Loss,” where she plays a young woman named Leigh who is dealing with the sudden loss of her husband. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Olsen prepared for her role in part by studying the writing of author Joan Didion, whose 2005 book “The Year of Magical Thinking” detailed the death of her husband and daughter.

Source: The Associated Press