Olivia Wilde Was Considered 'Too Old' for 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Role
During an episode of the Howard Stern Show, promoting HBO's Vinyl, Wilde was asked if she'd been refused the role in The Wolf of Wall Street, that eventually went to Margot Robbie, for being too beautiful.
"No, I don't think so. 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."
The 32 year-old actress then revealed the film to be Wolf of Wall Street, for which she auditioned unsuccessfully. It isn't clear whether this was the part of Leonardo DiCaprio's character's first wife, played by Cristin Milioti, or Margot Robbie's second wife. Each actress is 30 and 25 respectively.
Wilde wisely took it in her stride. "It shows that if you don't get something - job interview, whatever you do for a living - it might lead to something else."