Today on Howard Stern, Olivia Wilde was in studio to promote her role on HBO’s Vinyl and in the process provided lots of juicy tidbits, including the fact that at age 28 she was deemed “Too old” for the role eventually played by Margot Robbie in Martin Scorsese’s 2013 hit The Wolf of Wall Street.
Wilde, then 28, auditioned for the role of Naomi Lapaglia in Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated film but was told she was too “Sophisticated” for the character – a note she eventually found out was code for “Old.” Though the part eventually went to then-22-year-old Aussie Margot Robbie, Scorsese was so impressed by Wilde’s Wolf audition that he cast her in Vinyl.
“I did not , because I had auditioned unsuccessfully for Wolf of Wall Street,” said Wilde.
After telling Howard she had a blast filming the movie, Wilde admitted she never saw it as a slam-dunk despite the involvement of A-list talent like Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Iron Man director Jon Favreau.
“I think we knew from the beginning that a movie called Cowboys and Aliens was treading a fine line, like in terms of the tone,” said Wilde.
“We had one director who said, ‘I just wanna meet every hot girl in Hollywood.’…he was terrible,” said Wilde.