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Thursday 18 September 2014

Olsen: Brolin like my big brother

Elizabeth Olsen said she had a great time working on Oldboy

Elizabeth Olsen has said Josh Brolin has become like a brother to her after working on Oldboy together.

The Liberal Arts star - the younger sister of fashionista twins Mary-Kate and Ashley - worked with the No Country For Old Men star on Spike Lee's English-language remake of the 2003 South Korean thriller.

Elizabeth said: "We had the best time, that was so much fun. Spike Lee is one of the best men I've ever met, loved him as person and as director, and Josh has become like a big brother to me.

"Working with Sam Jackson for like, a little bit, was so fun. That was an amazing experience and I can't wait to see what comes of it in October."

But while Josh has spoken of how intense he found it working on the violent revenge movie, Elizabeth insists her role involved "nothing too crazy for me".

The Martha, Marcy, May Marlene star - who is up for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award this year - also worked with Dakota Fanning last year on coming of age movie Very Good Girls.

She said: "I loved working with Dakota. I felt like she was a little sister to me. I felt like her wiser, older sister. But it was fun to be a little bit of a fool for a film, and let playful be the material."

:: Voting for the EE Bafta Rising Star Award winner is now open to the public at ee.co.uk/bafta.

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