Olivia Wilde has revealed why she didn’t get the part of Naomi Lapgali in the Oscar nominated Wolf of Wall Street.
Wilde auditioned for the role of Leonordo DiCaprio’s wife in the 2013 Martin Scorsceee film but was not offered the job because apparently she was too old. F.Y.I at the time of filming Wilde was 29 and DiCaprio was 39….
The actress revealed the news whilst speaking about her TV show Vinyl on The Howard Stern Show earlier this week. According to Wilde she did not miss out on the roll because she was “too beautiful” (as Howard Stern suggested) but because of her age.
“The funniest thing I heard recently was, I heard that I was too sophisticated. 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. I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that’s all the feedback your agents give you and what it really means,” said Wilde.
The role in question went to Margot Robbie who was just 22 years old at the time of filming – creating a whopping 17-year age gap between her and DiCaprio. Not exactly a depiction of real life but sadly commonplace in Hollywood casting.
Wilde confirmed in the same interview that she is in no way bitter about losing the part to Robbie.
The star took to Twitter to confirm there were no hard feelings…
It all worked out OK in the end for Wilde though as her audition for Wolf of Wall Street led her to being considered for another Scorsese project. And this time around Wilde did not have to audition for her part in the HBO show, Vinyl.
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“It shows that if you don’t get something — job interview, whatever you do for a living — it might lead to something else,” Wilde added.
Following her interview with Stern, Wilde tweeted to clarify her line on the issue…