Olivia Wilde, genetically blessed glamazon and award-winning actress, hinted that she was passed over for a leading role in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” because she was considered “too old” at the prehistoric age of 28.
In a radio interview with Howard Stern, the now-32-year-old said that she was originally called “too sophisticated” for the role, before being told she was actually too old: “The funniest thing I heard recently was, I heard that I was ‘too sophisticated,'” she said, adding: “I thought, ‘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 they actually said old.”
Wilde then explained that she wasn’t asked to audition for her latest role, playing a suffocated wife and mother who was part of Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1970s on Showtime’s “Vinyl,” because she’d already auditioned for Scorsese, the show’s executive producer.
Although the actress didn’t say which “Wolf” part she auditioned for, it’s obvious she was referring to the role of Naomi Lapaglia, Jordan Belfort’s hot wife, which went to Margot Robbie (then 23 years old). However, Wilde told Stern she didn’t let it get to her: “I have some ability to cut off emotionally—the second I don’t get a role, it’s dead to me.”