Olivia Wilde Was Considered “Too Old” To Be Cast In The Wolf Of Wall Street
Olivia Wilde, a woman who is actually 32, but looks somewhere in the neighborhood of 24 to 28ish, was on the Howard Stern show last night in support of her HBO show, Vinyl. She talked about the show, of course, and her upcoming nude scene and merkins, but, the most interesting tidbit came when Howard Stern asked her if she’d ever been rejected from a role for being “too beautiful.” Her answer, as the internet says, will surprise you:
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 … I did not [have to audition for Vinyl], because I had auditioned unsuccessfully for Wolf of Wall Street — that’s the one I was too old for.
“Sophisticated” as shorthand for old and withered is a particular kind of manipulation that only Hollywood could pull off. One can assume that Wilde auditioned for the role the role in Wolf of Wall Street that the fresh-faced Margot Robbie ended up snagging.
Newly-minted Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio is the golden sun around which every woman in this movie revolves. He is 41. Olivia Wilde is 9 years his junior. Margot Robbie, is 25, making her 16 years his junior. Both women look like they’re about 28 and a half, adjusting up for Hollywood, HD makeup and the same Drybar blowout that ages everyone in either direction. 32 is not old! 41 isn’t that old, either. 25, in the real world, is practically fetal.
Sorry, ladies: it looks like 30 is the new 80-and-hideous. Listen to the clip, below.