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Monday 26 January 2015

Olivia Wilde: New York is like a Petri dish

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 29:  Actress Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of Magnolia Pictures' "Deadfall" at the at the ArcLight Cinemas on November 29, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde loves living in New York City because it’s like a “Petri dish for an actor” with crowds of people to study.

The 28-year-old Tron: Legacy star recently left Los Angeles to live with her fiancé Jason Sudeikis in Manhattan.

Olivia admits she loves the change of pace. And the energy of the city is helpful for her career with so many people buzzing around for her to study.

“A crowd of people is like a Petri dish for an actor. I look at the way people walk and the way they relate to each other and different looks. It’s just constantly inspiring me,” she told the New York Daily News.

The actress also dismissed claims she’s high-maintenance.

She would rather take public transportation over being chauffeured around any day.

“In New York, I take the subway everywhere, and each experience is so helpful,” she said.

Taking the underground has an added bonus.

“Also, no paparazzi have ever followed me onto the subway!” she proclaimed.

Olivia announced her engagement to 37-year-old Saturday Night Live star Jason back in January.

The actress is currently busy promoting her new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

The Don Scardino comedy co-starring Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey sees Olivia playing a stagehand who wants to be a magician.

She admitted being a part of the project got her into some awkward situations with the paparazzi.

In one particular incident photographers caught her in between scenes wearing head-to-toe red Lycra.

“I thought, ‘I can walk out there with this ridiculous, weird S&M costume and no one would know it’s me,’” she mused.

“But the second I walk out there, people started taking pictures and I was like, ‘Oh crap, I can’t wait for my mom to see the tabloids and be like, ‘What is this movie?’”

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