Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   March 07, 2018

The lovely Olivia Cooke (BATES MOTEL, THOROUGHBREDS) and Anya Taylor-Joy (SPLIT, THOROUGHBREDS) join us for this week’s brand new episode of Unqualified! To begin, Anna and Olivia talk about the realities of life as an actor (6:38) before Anya arrives to join the party (10:20). Then, Olivia and Anya discuss working on-set with each other as two female leads and the outrageous questions they are asked by the press (11:05).

Next, Olivia and Anya play a round of “Friendship Deal-Breakers” (15:16) and then answer some more deal-breakers in a new segment called “You’re Dating An American” (22:05). After that, the group has a very important conversation on female empowerment (34:05). Later, they call Maddie, whose roommate is dating other guys behind her boyfriend’s back (38:34), and Maxie, whose boyfriend is making no effort to move out of his parents house (48:50). Tune in and enjoy!

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Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   February 05, 2017

Rising stars Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy topline Focus Features’ ‘Thoroughbred,’ a thriller about two teenagers who become involved in a murder plot. They join costar Paul Sparks and first-time filmmaker Cory Finley, who initially wrote the story as a play, in the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher’s, at the Sundance Film Festival.

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   November 09, 2016

Olivia Cooke, 22

“I would have felt like such a phony wearing a big, obtrusive bald cap, so I was like, ‘Just f—ing shave my head,’ ” recalls the English actress of her feature breakout as a cancer-stricken teen in the 2015 Sundance winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. With A&E’s Bates Motel — in which she stars opposite Freddie Highmore — set to end after its fifth season, Cooke has a handful of indies coming up, including Anton Yelchin’s final film, Thoroughbred. But in 2018 comes the big one: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One opposite Tye Sheridan.

What made me want to act: Titanic

Reading my reviews: “I say that I never will, but then, of course, in a really sadistic, masochistic moment in my room on my own I will.”

And box office? “No, I don’t understand. What is it, ‘tracking’? How’s it tracking? It’s like, how do you know? It hasn’t come out yet! I don’t get it.”

Best advice you’ve received: “‘Have an extraordinary career and a very normal life.’ I never want to be too famous to where I can’t go to the corner shop and get a pint of milk.”

Millennials, in a word, are: “Accepting.”

Source The Hollywood Reporter

Olivia Cooke Central STAFF   September 12, 2016

It’s not glamorous. [Performers of the past] are in such dire conditions. They’re not acclaimed performers like you see now, they are clowns,” said actress Olivia Cooke of playing a performer in pthe upcoming horror-thriller ‘The Limehouse Golem.’ She is joined by co-stars Bill Nighy and Douglas Booth.