Olivia Wilde was “too old”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2016 20:12:35 March 16, 2016 20:12:35

Olivia Wilde was on Howard Stern this week. She’s promoting Vinyl, which I haven’t started watching yet, and I should, but again – there is SO MUCH GOOD TV!

Anyway, she starts talking about working with Martin Scorsese (he’s producing Vinyl) and reveals that she auditioned for Wolf Of Wall Street. As Howard points out, Scorsese clearly liked Olivia’s skill, since he’s working with her now, but she didn’t get the part. Here’s how she tells the story:

“The funniest thing I heard recently was I had heard for a part that I was too sophisticated. And I was like, ‘Oh, that sounds nice.’ I like that feedback. I didn’t get the part, but I’m a very sophisticated person. And then I found out later that they actually said ‘old.’ I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that’s all the feedback your agents give you and what it really means.”

Just to be clear, she confirms that she’s referring to Wolf Of Wall Street here. And so, presumably, it’s the Margot Robbie role. Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde… they’re contemporaries, non? Come on. No one is slapping their hands down on the table like, OMG Olivia Wilde looks SO MUCH OLDER than Margot Robbie. But Olivia is 32 years old right now. When they were shooting Wolf Of Wall Street she would have been about 28ish. Margot Robbie is 25 years old right now. When they were shooting Wolf Of Wall Street she would have been 21ish.

And 21ish is Leonardo DiCaprio’s sweet spot. In real life, with his models, and, evidently, in work life, with his co-stars. Like he can’t even PRETEND, as AN ACTOR, to be attracted to someone over the age of 25 for a movie?


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