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Olivia Cooke: my mum would slap me if I wasn't down to earth!

Olivia Cooke from Oldham says her mum makes sure she stays grounded. Photo:

The British actress Olivia Cooke says she would "never in a million years" have dreamed that she'd be hand-picked by Steven Spielberg to star in his latest film.

Ready Player One is the science fiction action adventure based on the best-selling book of the same name.

The Oscar winning director says he just had to work with the talented performer.

I saw Olivia in a movie called 'Me, Earl and the Dying Girl' and I thought she was a revelation.

And I said to my staff 'I'm gonna work with her some day'

– Steven Spielberg, director

But the actor, who grew up in Oldham, is in no danger of letting success go to her head.

She met our Entertainment Correspondent, Caroline Whitmore, to talk about career anxiety, northern accents, and how her mum makes sure she stays grounded: