Olivia Wilde Was Considered ‘Too Old’ For ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Role | Film News



The talented Olivia Wilde auditioned to play Leonardo DiCaprio’s lover in The Wolf of Wall Street and was turned down for the most infuriating reason. Wilde stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday to promote her new HBO music drama Vinyl, and was asked during the course of the interview if she had ever been denied a role for being too beautiful.


“No, I don’t think so,” Wilde responded. “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”.


Since when is 28 old? The role eventually went to Margot Robbie who was 23 at the time of the film’s release. This only highlights what a severe problem ageism in Hollywood is, especially for women. Several actresses, like Catherine Zeta-Jones and Maggie Gyllenhaal, have blasted Hollywood for its unjust treatment of its more “mature” actresses.


Despite the unfair treatment and missed opportunity, it doesn’t look like Wilde is holding any grudges. She even took to Twitter following the interview to praise Robbie’s performance in the film. She also when on to say that she believes that we are where we’re supposed to be in life, losing Wolf of Wall Street led to another valued experience.





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