Vanity Fair star ditches bonnet for casual chic
RISING star Olivia Cooke plays the glamorous social climber Becky sharp in ITV’s acclaimed adaptation of William Thackeray’s novel, Vanity Fair. Off screen, the 24-year-old cuts a rather different figure.
Arriving at the railway station in her hometown, manchester, Olivia attempted to go incognito as she swapped her character’s 19th- century attire ( below) for jeans, Converse trainers and an oversized navy jacket on top of an Eighties Newport T-shirt carrying the words: ‘Alive with pleasure’.
Distancing herself even further from her alter-ego, Olivia, the daughter of a police officer father and a saleswoman mother, also sported a pair of white wireless earphones.
‘I don’t want to be known as a sex symbol,’ she has said. ‘ I just want to be known as a good actor. There’s so much importance put on that these days. I’m a very normal person.’