Olivia Colman has landed on her most dreadful role yet: CEO of a fossil fuel corporation.
The Oscar winner, 49, plays Oblivia Coalmine in Richard Curtis’ new Make My Money Matter campaign, which aims to prevent fossil fuel firms from profiting from UK savers’ pensions.
Olivia fully nails this skin-crawling new post and will no sure do a superb job raising attention to the ties between the UK’s pensions business and fossil fuel firms.
Make My Money Matter, released just in time for this week’s COP28 in the UAE, calls on the pensions sector to cease subsidising fossil fuel growth.
For example, an eye-watering £88 billion of UK pension money is invested in oil and gas corporations like Shell, which this year openly backed down on climate objectives.
Furthermore, despite the fact that 66% of pension holders prefer renewables and only 19% support oil and gas, no UK pension system has promised to stop paying fossil fuel growth.
Of her new role, Olivia said: ‘Fracking Hell, Oblivia Coalmine really is a nasty piece of work! But the scariest thing about her is that she represents something very real.’
The A-lister added: ‘That’s why this is such an important campaign. I hope everyone who sees this ad realises the shocking – but unintended – impacts of our pensions and makes their money matter. It really is one of the most powerful things we can all do to protect the planet.’
Richard, who co-founded Make My Money Matter, shared: ‘I’ve seen some dark, dystopian characters in my career, and that doesn’t even include Hugh Grant in Love Actually.
‘But I think Oblivia Coalmine is right up there with the worst. At Make My Money Matter, we hope this sinister performance by Olivia Colman highlights a more serious issue – that billions of pounds of our hard-earned pensions are driving the climate crisis.’
He continued: ‘People across the UK want their money to help our planet, not harm it and all our pension schemes must now pay attention and take immediate and urgent action.’
It comes after Olivia stated her desire to portray James Bond‘s mentor, M, a role most recently held by Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes.
Speaking to British Vogue, Olivia was taken aback when she was compared to Judi, 88, who played the Chief of Secret Intelligence in the films for 20 years.
‘What! I’ve never heard [that I look like Judi Dench]. Oh, I love that!
‘Well,’ she exclaimed, before she eventually conceded, ‘I’ve got short hair’.
She then stated that she would absolutely be interested in playing M in the next Bond picture, which may be a few years away.
‘The amount of time I have wanted to be M. I’m not sure who I need to call,’ Olivia added.