Welcome to Olivia Cooke Central, your newest fansite dedicated to Olivia Cooke. We provide you with all the latest news, photos, medias, and much more on Olivia. You may recognize Olivia from the television series Bates Motel or from the films The Quiet Ones, The Signal, Ouija, Me And Earl And the Dying Girl. Check out the site and please come back soon!
January 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

Olivia attended the Next Gen Cocktail Party co-hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Hollywood Foreign Press Association at The Sundance Film Festival yesterday. I have added some pictures to the gallery

January 23, 2015 • 0 Comments

PAPERMAGOlivia Cooke

Magnetic British actress Olivia Cooke, who Bates Motel fans know as the cystic fibrosis-stricken Emma Decody and One Direction fans know as Girl-Who-Gets-a-Piggyback-Ride-From-Harry-Styles in the “Autumn Term” video, shaved all her hair off for her role as a cancer patient in Me & Earl & The Dying Girl.
The movie, about a boy (Thomas Mann) whose mother (person-we-wish-we-were, Connie Britton) forces him to befriend a former Hebrew school classmate with leukemia (Cooke), may sound like dying-teen schmaltz, but don’t dismiss it just yet. Cooke tells the Verge, “Everyone’s saying: Is it like The Fault in Our Stars? But it’s completely different. My film isn’t a love story; it’s about friendship. And it feels a lot more raw.” We’re sold.

January 22, 2015 • 0 Comments

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!”

January 21, 2015 • 0 Comments

What’s one true stereotype about people from Manchester? People expect me to be rougher, which probably I am. And I’m not very artistic aside from the acting. We’re all warm and friendly, though: You’ve got a problem? Have a cup of tea. You’re feeling sick? Have a cup of tea. You’re sad? Have a cup of tea. Oh, you’re happy? Let’s have a cup of tea. You know?

What’s the buzz about Me & Earl & The Dying Girl? It’s not a cancer movie, but there is cancer in it. Everyone’s saying: Is it like The Fault in Our Stars? But it’s completely different. My film isn’t a love story; it’s about friendship. And it feels a lot more raw. When I revealed my bald head at Comic-Con last year, that got a lot of people talking. They were like, “Is she sick? Oh, no, she did it for a movie. What movie?” So that was the shocking aspect of my moon of a head.

Describe your character in one sentence. Rachel has this passion that was ignited because of the cancer, maybe because she hasn’t gotten an awful lot of time left.

What have you heard about the Sundance experience? Mad partying. I’ve just turned 21, so it’s perfect for me. I don’t really drink just because I haven’t been able to for so long.

A word of advice: Don’t start at Sundance. Right? I’ll be laying around and never get a job again. Already if I have one drink, I’m on the floor. So I’ll just have a sip. With other film festivals, there is an air of glamour, but Sundance feels like everyone is getting down and dirty in the snow.

What are you going to pack? I don’t want to wear a big coat because I don’t even own one. Probably a lot of skinny black jeans. I’ll try to look like a girl at least one night.

What do you think of Robert Redford? I don’t really know much about him. That’s bad, isn’t it? I know that my mum asked me if he’ll be there. I was like: I don’t know, but if he is, then I’ll text you.

What’s next for you? There is a rom-com in my future. And I’m not dying in this one.

January 18, 2015 • 0 Comments

The lines are blurring between Norman and Norma, as Bates Motel returns March 9th.