Katherine C. Hughes, Molly Shannon, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Connie Britton, Thomas Mann, and Nick Offerman from ‘Me & Earl & the Dying Girl’ pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald’s McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
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Olivia Cooke attends The IMDb & Amazon Instant Video Studio at The Village at The Lift on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
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Olivia Cooke arrives at HFPA’s Next Gen Cocktail Party at Main And Sky Rooftop Lounge on January 23, 2015 in Park City, Utah. I’ve added medium pictures to the gallery.
(x3) – Public Appearances > Public Appearances from 2015 > January 24 | HFPA’s Next Gen Cocktail Party – 2015 Park City
These onscreen up-and-comers will be toasted in Park City at an exclusive party thrown by The Hollywood Reporter and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as THR expands its signature franchise identifying future industry leaders.
Olivia Cooke, 21
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Six months ago, Cooke shaved off her luscious auburn locks to play a teen with cancer in the film adaptation of Me & Earl & the Dying Girl. “While I was in the bubble of the film, it didn’t feel like a huge thing, but when I came out of the film, that’s when it was more difficult,” says the English actress, who lives at home with her mom in Manchester when she’s not on set in Canada shooting A&E’s Bates Motel (she plays Emma, a teen with cystic fibrosis). Cooke, who starred in Universal’s horror film Ouija, has also nabbed a coveted role in Paramount’s big Ben-Hur remake, slated to shoot early this year.
Memorable moment shooting the movie: “There were a few. I’d just shaved my head and there’s a scene when I’m in the bed when Greg [Thomas Mann] comes to visit me and tries to make light of the situation. It was really difficult.”
Memorable audition: “There was an audition for a remake of a Disney film, a live-action adaptation. I think I was the first person in the room, and the director kept saying, ‘Be more magical! Be magical!’ and I didn’t know how to be magical. I was trying to widen my eyes more, but it was just not working.”
Role models: “I love Kate Winslet. I think as far as role models go, she and Carey Mulligan; they’re so wonderful and understated. It seems effortless.”
Best advice: “On my first film, The Quiet Ones, I had to do this quite taxing scene and it involved nudity, and I told Jared Harris I was so afraid. And he told me, ‘Don’t let anyone take advantage of you.’ And I think that applies to anything. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you, or make you feel extremely uncomfortable.”
If you weren’t an actor, what would you be doing? “Probably a jewelry maker. I’ve just started trying my hand at making jewelry. Just really delicate rings and necklaces. I’m saying this — but I’ve only made one ring.”
TV show you can’t miss: “Peaky Blinders. And Broadchurch.”
Immediate career goal: “I’d like to not play a girl with an ailment again. (Laughs.) I’m being typecast — I think I must really look really sick. It’s always a challenge and I’m really happy to get those characters, but I’d like to maybe play someone healthy. Maybe an athlete!”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
I’ve added a few pictures of Olivia Cooke at various events from Comic-Con International 2014 (July 2014) to the gallery. Enjoy it!
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Olivia Cooke attends A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’ and ‘Those Who Kill’ Premiere Party at Warwick on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Added these pictures to the gallery.
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Tomorrow, I’ll update the news about her. Sorry, I was too busy doing with other things.