Olivia Wilde: I Was Considered ‘Too Old’ to Play Leo’s Wife in ‘Wolf of Wall Street’
You gotta love when Olivia Wilde gets honest!
The actress paid a visit to Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show to promote HBO’s Vinyl and she decided to spill some tea with the shock jock. Most notably, Wilde called out the filmmakers behind the highly acclaimed film The Wolf of Wall Street, stating that she was passed over for the role of Naomi Lapaglia, Leonardo DiCaprio’s on-screen wife. The note she got said she was too “sophisticated” for the part. She soon discovered that that was their way of saying she was too old. The role went to then-22-year-old actress Margot Robbie.
Martin Scorsese, the film’s director, did love her and gave her a part in the new show Vinyl; she didn’t even have to audition!
“I did not [audition for Vinyl], because I had auditioned unsuccessfully for Wolf of Wall Street,” said Wilde. “That’s the one I was too old for.”
This wasn’t the only morsel of industry gossip Olivia shared, either. She also mentioned the worst project she’s ever worked on, her chance encounter with Chris Farley as a little girl, and more!
Listen to her whole interview here: