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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was the film which first introduced me to Olivia Cooke. I loved that film and I was hugely impressed with Olivia Cooke’s performance in it. I had hoped to see her in more films going forward. She has gone on to have starring roles in both Thoroughbreds and Ready Player One which you can see in cinemas today and those films have been well received by film critics.
Ready Player One
Olivia Cooke plays the character of Samantha/Art3mis in Ready Player One and, in an interview with Collider, she had the chance to discuss the film and working with Steven Spielberg. Here is what she said about working with the legendary director:
“It took a couple of weeks to get past that [working with Steven Spielberg], but then after that, the novelty wore off, in the best way possible, where I was able to just work and forget that it’s him and forget that he’s been an idol of mine, since I was a child. I’ve seen nearly all his movies and I grew up watching him. I had to forget all of that, and then try to do some vulnerable acting stuff.”
“The energy that he has, the curiosity, and the zest and thirst for life and knowledge, I feel like I’ve never had that. I feel like, even though I’m a quarter of his age, I’ve never, ever been that full of beans, in the morning. It’s just really inspiring. I wish I could be more like that.”
Olivia Cooke also gave an update on a future project she will be a part of:
“I’m doing a film with Becca Thomas, who directed Electrick Children. It’s about a woman who goes to work with a Hunter S. Thompson type, at his ranch in Colorado, in the twilight of his career, but the height of his drug-fueled escapades. It’s fun.”
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