Has Olivia Wilde already passed her ‘last f**kable day’ in Hollywood? The actress told Howard Stern that she was not given a role in The Wolf in Wall Street because of her age.
“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.’”
Wilde now stars in HBO’s Vinyl and didn’t even have to audition for it. Martin Scorsese, who produced both projects, gave her the job where she plays 45-year-old Bobby Cannavale’s wife.
“I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that’s all the feedback your agents give you and what it really means,” she told Stern on his show.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, at 37, experienced a similar rejection. The actress was told by a Hollywood producer that she was too old to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man.
“It was astonishing to me. It made me feel bad, and then it made feel angry, and then it made me laugh.”
Anne Hathaway, 33, has also opened up about the issues of ageism and sexism in Hollywood saying that she loses roles to actresses in their 20s. As for the The Wolf of Wall Street, Wilde’s over it.
“I have some ability to cut off emotionally — the second I don’t get a role, it’s dead to me,” she said, adding “It shows that if you don’t get something — job interview, whatever you do for a living — it might lead to something else.”
In addition to working on Vinyl, the actress also just directed Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ ‘No Love Like Yours’ video which was filmed entirely on an iPhone 6.
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