We interviewed the beautiful and brainy Olga Kurylenko, co-star of the new movie Oblivion (opening this Friday everywhere). Here are some cool and unusual things we learned about this cool and unusual woman.
She doesn’t pick action movies… they pick her!
“I started acting with a little French independent film,” Olga said, “and I thought that was going to be my career!” Lucky for us, her characters started kicking butt and taking names!
She wants to do Broadway
“I want to do everything. Independents, comedy… Broadway! I’d love to do a play someday.” We think she’d be a shoe in for Chekov or Ibsen.
Her favorite writer from childhood was Astrid Lindgren
While not that well known by name in the US, Lindgren is incredibly popular abroad. She’s best known for creating the character Pippi Longstockings, but Olga’s faves were Lindgren's Karlsson-on-the-Roof stories about a boy and his imaginary, flying friend.
The most important thing in life is good friends
“I learned very early that the best thing is to surround yourself with the right kind of people. And I have. I have the same friends now that I did when I was growing up. And it’s because they’re good people. If I was homeless tomorrow, they wouldn’t hesitate to take me in and take care of me. And not because I’m a good person, but because they’re good people.”
Model DOES NOT equal dumb
“I began modeling when I was in my teens and for me it was not about the lifestyle. It was about being independent and doing something that I could make money from so I wouldn’t have to rely on anyone.” Sounds pretty smart to us!
She’d be a pretty cool mom
“If I had a daughter I’d tell her, the most important thing in the world is to be yourself. You are good enough and you never have to change for anyone.” We happen to agree with that!
She has a major crush on geeks
We asked Olga what her geekiest habit is, to which she answered “Geeks! I love geeky guys. I think they’re so cute! I’ve dated geeky guys... so I’ve been told. I’m a bit of a geek myself… I used to play war with the boys growing up… but I’m not as much of a geek as the guys now. They’re better at that than me.”
We appreciate the geek love, Olga! And we can’t wait to see what role you take on next.
Oblivion opens on Friday, April 19th, nationwide.