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Friday 28 November 2014

Olivia Wilde's Einstein ambition

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde couldn't rap so thought acting was a natural career choice.

The 29-year-old actress stars in comedy film Drinking Buddies. This is the latest high profile role she’s landed since getting her big break playing a bisexual bartender on The O.C.

Acting has pretty much always been her ambition, although occasionally she considered other career paths.

“Well, there was a brief flirtation with wanting to be Albert Einstein, and then a rapper,” she laughed to Splash magazine. “But then I came back to acting.”

Olivia has eight movies in various stages of production, including Rush, a Ron Howard movie which also stars Chris Hemsworth.

The brunette actress will never get used to the way success in Hollywood comes hand-in-hand with tabloid exposure.

“When people look p**sed off in paparazzi pictures, they’re not feeling glum that day. They’re being stalked!” she says. “It’s like, if you were in your friend’s backyard at a barbecue and there was a lens peeking through the fence, you’d look p**sed off too. I really am grateful that I get to do this for a living, and that’s what gets me through the fact that I’m followed every day by really creepy dudes with big lenses.”

Olivia got into character for Drinking Buddies by uprooting to Chicago, where the story was located and the movie shot. The star decided to rent a house with her comedy actor fiancé Jason Sudeikis.

“I lived in a house in Wicker Park, I had a little veggie garden and I rode my bike around everywhere,” she smiled. “And I loved learning about the craft beer community.”

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