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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Kurylenko: Malick actually poked me

Olga Kurylenko shot to fame as a Bond girl
Olga Kurylenko shot to fame as a Bond girl

Olga Kurylenko has revealed director Terrence Malick would poke her to keep her moving around in To The Wonder.

The former Bond girl plays free spirit Marina in the love story, co-starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, from the experimental director and her character constantly dances and skips about.

Olga revealed: "Everything really comes from Terry. He always wanted his actresses to move all the time. We always had to move, stillness is not an option. And if you stop moving, he'll poke you, verbally or physically. 'Keep going, Keep going!'

"It was a very different way of working. Probably no one else shoots like him. Things are spontaneous, there's no script, but Terry spoke to us a lot.

"In a weird way, as much as it seems we're free, there is so much guidance. Terry just does it in a way you don't realise. Everything you do you might think you've come up with, but it's because Terry slowly brought you there and he knew you were going to do that. He's a bit psychic."

The 33-year-old actress admitted she could relate to her character in some ways.

She said: "There are similarities. I could dance like that, and I have this childish nature often, or if I don't it's because I'm hiding it, but really I'm quite like a child, and in Terry's movie I could just let it go, and just be that child.

"But there is a side to Marina which is very dark, because she has a tendency to go into these deep depressions, which I really think, is because she might have a disorder. She might be almost bipolar in a way. To me that's what she is suffering from."

To The Wonder opens in cinemas on Friday February 22 2012.

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