Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Olivia Wilde for Allure Magazine October 2011

Olivia Wilde goes ethereal for the October issue of Allure Magazine. Check out her photo shoot and interview below:

On getting divorced: "The most difficult thing I've ever dealt with. I got married at a very young age, so I sort of jumped into a stage of adulthood prematurely. I learned quite a lot."

"I gained a lot of weight after my divorce, and there was this sense of, wait, hold on, you don't look like you did before. Are you going to be up for the same roles? Do you need to be put in some sort of weird labor camp to lose all your weight?" 

On being single: "I find that commitment is very relaxing, and the process of searching for a partner in life inevitably keeps you at this level of insecurity. You're like this heat-seeking missile, just trying to figure out where to plug in."

On her early career: "I went through this kind of A Star is Born transformation, where they made my hair very blonde, and I got very skinny, and I was like, 'And now, I fit the mold!'" she says. "If I could tell young actresses anything, it would be to just be yourself through and through. I mean, really be hard-core about sticking to your identity, because what makes you unusual is what's going to assure your success."

To this day, Wilde credits a particular casting agent she worked for with giving her some of the best advice of her career, after Wilde showed up to the office wearing a turtleneck the same day she had an audition elsewhere. "She was like, 'A, people don't wear turtlenecks here. B, why are you not showing any skin?' And I said, 'I'm not going to sell my body to get a role; it's about the acting.'" Wilde laughs at her own naïveté. "She was this very powerful, wise 60-year-old woman, but at the same time aware of how this business works. And she's like, 'Sex sells. Go put on a tank top.'"

On playing the mother of Justin Timberlake's character in the upcoming movie, In Time: "We were rehearsing, and I remember the director saying, 'No, stop! It looks like you're going to make out.' 'Nope—that looks like you're going to make out, too.' We were like, 'Oh, God,'" she says. "I had to find a way to think of him as my son." In the end, Wilde tried to defuse any sexual tension by picturing Timberlake as a toddler. "He's got these incredible blue eyes, so I imagined him as a little baby Justin. And he was able to transfer a lot of his feelings about his mom onto me," she says. "We're both total acting nerds."

BCBG Max Azria silk dress

Courtesy of Allure

1 comment:

Jenna said...

She is very beautiful.

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