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Olivia Wilde: I was a difficult child

Olivia Wilde admits she used to be a "tyrant" as a child.

The actress has been recalling her younger years and says she was a precocious kid. Olivia was outspoken and confident compared to her "introverted" older sister Chloe.

"I was a tyrant," she told American publication Angeleno magazine. "Assertive in my opinions and abilities. I made myself very present."

Olivia also spoke about her mom and dad, who were political journalists, and the unusual upbringing she enjoyed.

The actress' parents Andrew and Leslie Cockburn have a varied circle of friends including Mick Jagger and the late journalists Christopher Hitchens and Peter Jennings.

Thanks to her family's connections, the 27-year-old was exposed to a great deal of talent from a young age.

"My parents are incredible. They're passionate about truth-seeking, striving for justice; they're part of the original crew of investigative journalists," Olivia explained. "There was never any fame-w***ing. Nobody was ever introduced to me and my sister as a 'success,' or as famous; we were told what they had done, what they're doing, what's unique about them."

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