At the age of 32, Olivia Wilde has already been called "too old" to play some major Hollywood leading roles. The actress dropped by Howard Stern's radio show on Tuesday to promote her new project, HBO and Martin Scorsese's "Vinyl," and revealed during the interview that she lost out on the role that made Margot Robbie a household name in Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street."
During the interview, Stern asked the actress if she had ever lost out on a role for being "too beautiful." Wilde then talked about the audition process for the 2013 film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and how she got turned down for the role of his wife because she was too "sophisticated."
"No, I don't think so," Wilde told Stern. "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."
Wilde then noted that she did not have to audition for "Vinyl," for which Scorsese is an executive producer and directed the first episode, because she already auditioned in front of him for "The Wolf of Wall Street."
"That's the one I was too old for," she added.
Wilde did not specifically say that she had auditioned for the character of Naomi Lapaglia, which eventually went to Robbie, but she did say that Robbie was "perfect" in the film.
"She kicked so much ass in the movie," Wilde said of Robbie's performance. "I have some ability to cut off emotionally - the second I don't get a role, it's dead to me."
After her interview with Stern, Wilde took to her official Twitter account to clarify some of the comments she made while on the radio show.
"My point about not being cast in 'Wolf o W-Street' was that we have to trust the process because I ended up with my dream job on "Vinyl," she wrote. "And my interview went on to say that Margot Robbie crushed that role like a sexy ninja and I LOVED her in it."
Listen to Stern's interview with Wilde below: