The ‘Tron: Legacy’ actress – whose mum, Leslie Cockburn, is a producer on CBS news show ’60 Minutes’- explained her mother was instrumental in teaching her the art of being “sexy and attractive” but also “the smartest person in the room”.
She said: “My mum taught me a lot. Especially about how, as a woman, you can be sexy and attractive and yet still be the smartest person in the room.”
The 27-year-old beauty admitted ‘House’ co-star Hugh Laurie taught her how to be aware of “little things” when she is portraying certain roles.
Olivia added to Culture magazine: “Hugh taught me how, as an actor, you need to be aware of little things, like how people usually look upwards when entering a room.
“Hugh is hilarious and arguably one of the best actors working today. I think I have learnt more from him in the past four years than I have from anybody else.”