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Olga Kurylenko interview: 'To the Wonder was like a dance performance'

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Olga Kurylenko has shed light on working with legendary director Terrence Malick for his latest film To the Wonder.

The Ukrainian-born actress, who starred in Bond movie Quantum of Solace and last year's crime thriller Seven Psychopaths, told Digital Spy that Malick would often "tease" and "poke" her to help steer her performance.

To the Wonder sees Kurylenko play a French woman who struggles to adapt to life in the US when she moves there with new husband Neil (Ben Affleck). Her character Marina, a former ballet dancer, is a constant blur of motion throughout the romantic drama.
"Talk about being tired! Yes, it's funny, it wasn't an action movie but it was physically tiring because the characters are always moving," she said of playing Marina.

"That's the way Terry films, he would tell us to never stop moving. That's his requirement. If I would stop he would literally poke me physically."

She continued: "Stillness is not his thing, he doesn't want anything still. Things have to just grow into something else and transcend from one thing into another.

"It's this constance movement and dance choreography. He'll never shoot a scene of two people sitting in front of each other talking, it's more of a dance performance."

To the Wonder opens in UK cinemas on Friday, February 22.

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