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Olga Kurylenko gets maternal on set

Olga Kurylenko and Russell Crowe were happy to share acting tips with young star Dylan Georgiades.

The Ukrainian beauty takes on the role of Ayshe in Russell Crowe's directorial debut, about a father's promise to bring his three fallen sons home after WWI's Battle of Gallipoli.

Dylan, 12, plays Ayshe's son Orphan, who forms a close bond with Russell's character Joshua Connor.

"This was my first movie and I loved every minute, now I hope I can make heaps more movies and one day get an Oscar like Russell," Dylan smiled to Cover Media.

"He was awesome to work with; he always explained everything and always made it fun for me especially in between takes. Russell gave me a lot of acting tips and advice and Olga was amazing too, she was like a second mum to me.

"I miss them both, hope I get to work with them again someday."

Russell won an Academy Award in 2001 for the Ridley Scott epic Gladiator, but up until now has resisted getting behind the camera himself. The Water Diviner has been met with critical acclaim though, winning three awards at the Australian Film Institute.

Set across both Australia and Turkey, Dylan had to learn to speak another language for his central role.

"I had to learn a lot of Turkish for this part. I had a tutor come to my house every day for a few weeks. I never knew much about WWI before but now I am really interested," he revealed.

As well as setting his sights on an Oscar, Dylan is also a keen musician and already pens his own songs.

"I definitely want a career in acting, my dream is to be in a cool action or superhero movie but I also would love to do comedy too," he said.

"I love music as well. I write my own songs, play piano and sing so I would also love to be a recording artist."

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