The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 68 images of Olivia Wilde filming her new film “The Third Person” in Italy on October 17th and 18th.
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC have announced that the political satire comedy BUTTER, from director Jim Field Smith and starring Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Olivia Wilde, Rob Corddry, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone and Hugh Jackman, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack on December 4th, 2012.
Special features for BUTTER include a Gag Reel and Extended Scenes.
The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 41 HQ and MQ images of Olivia Wilde attending attending the “These Girls” Event that were held in New York City on October 8th.
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Learning to pole dance was something of a bumpy grind for Olivia Wilde.
She had less than two days to master the moves of a brassy, bawdy performer in Butter. But Wilde sashayed with aplomb, with the help of an instructor who specialized in striptease workouts.
“I was stuck in Austria under the volcanic ash cloud and I couldn’t get to Louisiana in time. I got there and they flew a trainer in from S Factor and she taught me at an actual strip club, called Action Central, and got me to the point where they offered me a job there. So if all else fails, you can find me at Action Central,” says Wilde, 28.
From the time she first read the script, Wilde was hot to play Brooke, a BMX-riding exotic dancer who sets out to stymie the butter-carving dreams of a very ambitious small-town bully (Jennifer Garner) in the comedy, opening Friday.
“I thought she was so funny. She made me laugh the hardest when I read it. And I hadn’t played anything like her. She’s an unusual and brassy and witty character. She rides her BMX in her stripper heels, which by the way isn’t easy,” says Wilde.
Director Jim Field Smith cast Wilde because she embodied everything he required to humanize Brooke. “We needed someone who looked right, obviously, but wasn’t self-conscious about how she looked and could be sexy but also kind of dirty and skanky,” says director Smith. “We needed someone who was really funny but also sympathetic. I described her as my hand grenade. There she goes, to blow up a scene.”
Butter aside, Wilde has indeed been blowing up. She’s wrapped the Formula 1 biopic Rush for director Ron Howard, the comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opposite Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, and the sci-fi romance Her, with Joaquin Phoenix, for Spike Jonze. “I now have the luxury of being choosier and choosier. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t have to work all the time. I’m able to do things that don’t need to be blockbuster,” she says. “I’m able to help movies get made, which is really exciting. I’m really picky now and it’s only because there’s no reason not to be. I don’t regret anything I’ve done because I’ve learned something from each experience.”
Best of all, says Wilde, she now has time to have a life. The actress recently relocated from Los Angeles to Manhattan, where she lives downtown with her comedian boyfriend Jason Sudeikis and her rescue mutt Paco. “I’ve been decorating our new apartment. That’s a lot of what I do, too. I’m so domestic. We have a cool new electronic drum kit. It’s a good life. For years, I worked constantly. I was doing the show and doing movies on the weekends,” she says, referring to her breakout role on the Fox medical drama House.
Acting aside, Wilde is active with Artists for Peace and Justice, an organization providing education and health services in Haiti, and also filmed the PBS doc Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which spotlights global activists. It’s the product of her upbringing — Wilde’s parents are both investigative journalists and she grew up surrounded by such movers and shakers as author Christopher Hitchens (who babysat her) and diplomat Richard Holbrooke.
“She’s quite sensible and very charitable and very intelligent and comes from this journalistic background. She’s well-traveled and well-educated. You forget how young she is,” says Smith.
Since moving east, Wilde has become the consummate New Yorker. During a morning off, she went to the Guggenheim to see a retrospective of Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra. She rides the subway, armed with books and her headphones. At night, she and Sudeikis see theater or live shows. The two have an electronic drum kit in their apartment and spend evenings “nerding out” with fellow actors. And yes, she’d love to work with him, on the right project.
“We talk about it all the time. We’re constantly doing bits together. One day someone will turn a camera on that. It would be a good movie,” smiles Wilde.
And while kids aren’t in her immediate future, Wilde can envision herself starting a family and modeling herself after her mother, who produced segments for 60 Minutes and Frontline. “Yes, yes, absolutely. I think it would be great. My mom was a great example of having a professional life and having a kid. It can be done. No one is saying it’s easy. But I’m totally inspired by the idea of being a badass working professional mom. I’m so into my dog. I can’t imagine how I will smother my child,” she says with a laugh.
In the outrageous new comedy Butter (in theaters Oct. 5), Olivia Wilde delivers big laughs as a tattooed stripper with dirty dance moves and an even dirtier mouth. So after witnessing her first attempt at comedy, iVillage had to ask the actress who’s funnier: she or her boyfriend, Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis?
“He is!” replied Wilde, who started dating Sudeikis in December. “He keeps me laughing…Funny guys are always the best, and I think it works on all us girls.”
The 28-year-old actress also dished to iVillage about how her trainer helped her perfect her stripper routine. “She tried to teach me things at the local strip club,” she recalls. “And then I hung out with the real strippers there, and they were all so sweet. I’m really genuinely impressed by their skills.”