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Arquette: Cyber crime is terrifying!

Patricia Arquette has gone “back to writing with a pencil” after her new role in CSI: Cyber put her off using technology.

The 46-year-old actress can be seen as special agent Avery Ryan in CSI: Cyber – a new series which focuses on the FBI’s team of cyber crime investigators.

And Patricia says taking on the role has given her a whole new perspective on the virtual world.

“I did delete 30,000 emails,” Patricia said during an interview with US TV show Extra on Wednesday. “I don’t even have email on my phone anymore, I’m literally going back to writing with a pencil!”

The series will focus on some of the biggest cyber crimes to have hit the world to date. And Patricia admits that finding out details of the cases has been “pretty terrifying”.

“Every time I get one of the scripts, I’m like, ‘Oh lord, please, please tell me they can’t do these things?!'” she said.

While CSI: Cyber marks Patricia’s return to the small screen, she has been in the news recently thanks to her role in Boyhood.

The actress took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her part in Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking movie.

But she admits she is still finding it difficult to take in her victory.

“It really hasn’t set in,” she said. “It’s really surreal, people will say congratulations on your Oscar, and I’m like, 'I won an Oscar, it’s true, that’s crazy!’”

When Patricia took to the stage to accept her award, she caused controversy by bringing up the issue of wage equality.

But the actress maintains she is incredibly proud of her speech.

“I didn't want to tell anyone (about the speech) in case anyone tried to talk me out of it… it’s just really clear when you start researching it,” she said. “You see the devastating effects on America.”

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