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!
June 08, 2014 • 0 Comments

‘The Quiet Ones’ Blu-ray exclusive material includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes, an audio commentary, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

Inspired by actual events, the thriller The Quiet Ones is coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View on August 19 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The eerie supernatural story will be available two weeks earlier on Digital HD August 5. The film stars Jared Harris (TV’s Mad Men), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Erin Richards (Open Grave), Rory Fleck-Byrne (Vampire Academy) and Olivia Cooke (TV’s Bates Motel).

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June 06, 2014 • 0 Comments

UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2014 – Screen International Scans
UK Stars of Tomorrow 2014 – Photo Shoot


Screen International is today unveiling its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department.

ACTOR: Olivia Cooke has been living out of a suitcase for two years.

I get home to Manchester and my mum goes mad at me, saying my room is a mess, but I say ‘Mum, everything I own in the world is in this room!’,” says the 20-year-old star of the critically acclaimed US series Bates Motel, now going into its third run for Universal.

In her series downtime, Cooke has also shot Hammer horror The Quiet Ones with Sam Claflin, sci-fi thriller The Signal and supernatural adventure Ouija, which Universal will release in October.

I’m definitely going to try to move away from horror now,” she says with a laugh, as she prepares for the June shoot of Me & Earl & The Dying Girl opposite Thomas Mann for Indian Paintbrush.

The only daughter of a working-class single mother, Cooke attended the Oldham Theatre Workshop for eight hours a week as a child. When she landed the part of Christopher Eccleston’s daughter on short-lived TV series Blackout, he then suggested her for the BBC’s The Secret Of Crickley Hall, and within months she had won the key role in Bates Motel.

By the age of 18 Cooke was living by herself in Vancouver, working on her American accent and trying to adapt.

I didn’t know anyone,” she recalls, “I didn’t have any money. It was a big reality check. My mum was nervous but no way was that going to stop me.

It changed her life. “Bates Motel is such a critical success in the US, it has given me a classier profile,” she says.

It has allowed me to go up for roles I’d never have dreamed of. I’m just a girl from Manchester and I’m in a room with Oscar nominees waiting to audition.

May 31, 2014 • 0 Comments


Q: How has “Bates Motel” changed the scope of your career?

OLIVIA COOKE: Tons! If I hadn’t got ”Bates Motel”, then I don’t think I’d be getting the movies that I’m getting to do now. (It) has put me on a platform and it’s become an industry darling and people love it and have been having really positive reactions to it. It’s an interesting character as well. I’m not playing the typical girl next-door, cheerleader thing. I’m playing a real, authentic person and that’s hard to find in other mediums. And people just seem to like me now, which is nice.

Q: How did you react the first time you saw The Signal?

OLIVIA COOKE: I was crying. It took my breath away. You’re kind of physically and emotionally wrecked afterwards cause you’ve gone on this trippy ride. (Beau Knapp’s) character does this huge hulk smash and you don’t know where he stands. Then you’ve got me flying around into another realm. You’re just left breathless. I was so proud of (Director William Eubank) and so proud of everyone. I couldn’t of asked for a better outcome with this movie. Will is so amazing and so talented and for him to put this all together – he’s going to do amazing things.

Q: The budget for this movie was only 2 Million. Was it easy to see the director’s vision during filming?

OLIVIA COOKE: The film completely exceeded my expectations. But after watching Love, Will’s first movie, I knew it was going to be visually impactful and beautiful. But being there, in a 120-degree heat, in the desert, you kind of can’t see too far into the beautiful visionary extravaganza that it is now. So I was really surprised. He’s made the impossible.

Q: Any specific challenges shooting in the deserts of New Mexico?

OLIVIA COOKE: I cannot handle heat. I’m in LA right now and it’s so hot. Everyone’s like, “oh you can just wear jeans and t-shirts”. But I’m dripping in this weather. I’m from England and we don’t get heat like this! In the desert, I sweated in places I didn’t know I could sweat from. And it’s so hard to kind of remain ethereal and kind of semi-attractive so the other characters would even want to touch you or carry you around the desert. The make up lady was constantly powdering me and I was just so sorry, like I couldn’t stop, I was like a waterbowl. And the altitude is really high in Albuquerque and my nose would start bleeding and I thought that wasn’t so healthy. But it kind of added to the high stakes and you just kind of pushed your body past what it was feeling on the exterior.

Q: You’re British and your co-star Brenton Thwaites is Australian. Was there a particular line in the script that you found difficult to master in an American accent?

OLIVIA COOKE: Me and Brenton were in the car, and I think I said “mirror”. Like, “meer-rawr”. And Will was like, “No! It’s meer-ror!” And me and Brenton were cracking up. We got to know each other really, really well and Will became like a big brother to me. So there’s a part in the film where I say, “What is it? Where am I?” and apparently I sound British in the film to Will. But there would be challenges. Like Will would get on set and hate what he wrote and would tell us to say what we wanted. And Brenton and I would be like, “Great, we just learned all of that in our American accents and now you want us to just say what we want? That’s great!” But only by being challenged, can you learn and be better.

Q: There’s a road trip element to the film. What artists do you think are essential for a great road trip mix?

OLIVIA COOKE: Arctic Monkeys! But you know, when you’re on a road trip, you need big, diva ballads to sing your heart out to. So Cher is good. Celine Dion is amazing. Adele, always. With road trips, you get very tired and I don’t drive so it’s always my friends driving. So you need tunes that everyone knows that you can belt at the top of your lungs.

Q: You live in London but frequent the US. Do you have a favorite place in Los Angeles?

OLIVIA COOKE: I went to Malibu for the first time. Someone was trying to teach me how to surf and it went horribly wrong. I got hit in the face with my surfboard. But after that, we went to this restaurant called “The Sunset” and on the top floor, we got this panoramic view of the sunset that day. And we just saw tons and tons of whales just swimming by. Watching whales just swim by? You don’t get that in England at all.

The Signal sets to blow your mind on June 13th.

May 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

I have added in our gallery 1 scan of Olivia from the May issue of Nylon Magazine.

Scan – Nylon May 2014

May 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

I have added 1 clipping from Company Magazine in our gallery

Scan – Company June 2014