Former Bond-girl Olga Kurylenko is keeping busy. She stars in critically acclaimed Terrence Malick movie To the Wonder, which is in theaters now. And, later this month, Oblivion, a science fiction blockbuster where she costars beside Tom Cruise, will premiere in theaters worldwide.
Olga has given revealing interviews to several outlets to support both projects. A few factoids for those who wish to know more about the FSU stunner:
- She never saw herself doing action movies. Before coming to the US, she’d starred in a French independent film. Olga took the role in Quantum of Solace because she had trouble finding work based on what she’d done before.
- She likes to switch between big and small movies. As she told IndieWire, “I always wanted to do films like Terrence [Malick]’s films -- not that I would never do a film like a Bond film again. I realized that it’s a good balance, and that that’s the secret of it, is to have a balance of both. You can’t do only small independent movies -- or only big.”
- She was discovered in a Moscow subway station at the age of 13. She said to The National, “It was a miracle. I kept thinking after I went back home: ‘It's not only in books and movies. It happened to me.’ What are the chances? It's crazy.”
- She didn’t see her first Hollywood movie (which was Alien) until she was 11. The movie theaters where she lived in Ukraine only rarely had new films.
Photo: The National