Olivia Wilde Featured In “The Hollywood Reporter”

Olivia Wilde is featured in the newest “Beauty Issue” of “The Hollywood Reporter” magazine. She is profiled along with her makeup artist Melanie Inglessis and hairstylist Mara Roszak. Check out a video from their photo shoot below.

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Olivia Wilde On The Cover Of “Backstage” Magazine

Olivia Wilde graces the cover of “Backstage” magazine this week, and she chatted with Backstage about her role in Joe Swanberg’s entirely improvised film, “Drinking Buddies,” out Aug. 23. Pick up a copy of the latest issue on newsstands Thursday, and check out a sneek peak of the feature below!

Olivia Wilde - Backstage

Olivia Wilde on Working for a Casting Director:

Olivia Wilde can’t speak highly enough of her time working in casting director Mali Finn’s office, calling it “invaluable.” “Many casting directors won’t hire aspiring actors,” she warns, “because you might be burning some chick’s headshot under the table so she doesn’t get the part.” But in between watching mothers remind their child actors about dead dogs (or directors teaching child actors about the mortality of parents), Wilde was learning from the crashing and burning of even the best-trained actors.

“So many actors walk into an audition without making a fucking choice, and it would sink them,” she says. “Don’t walk in there groveling and desperately wanting to be some amorphous thing you think they want. Don’t go in there with a defeatist attitude.”

Wilde also suggests biting the bullet and finding out why you didn’t get the part. “People have nervous tics they don’t know about, and I would advise asking around,” she says. “Ask the casting director, ‘Is there something I’m doing?’ I would see people unconsciously rocking back and forth. I roll my lips. I bite my lips and roll them.”

But even all of her behind-the- scenes training couldn’t save Wilde’s audition for “Rock of Ages.” “I sang ‘I Want to Know What love Is’ at the top of my goddamn lungs with Tom Cruise in a sound booth,” she says, still laughing about the moment. “And I was so completely off, so out of tune, my voice sounded like a drowning gerbil.” She pauses, then laughs again. “But I made a fucking choice.”

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Olivia Wilde To Participate In Upright Citizens Brigade Event

Broadway/Hollywood superstar Zachary Quinto joins with screen star Olivia Wilde, SNL veteran Jason Sudeikis and 30 ROCK’s Scott Adsit among many more notable names at this Monday’s star-studded July special event at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Participating in a show titled GRAVID WATER, Quinto and the cast act out scenes from some Greek classics as well as enact comedy bits in addition to audience-generated improv and much more in the always-entertaining show.

The official description and cast list of of The Upright Citizens Brigade’s GRAVID WATER, created by Stephen Ruddy, is as follows:

“New York’s top improvisors and actors, from Broadway, 30 Rock, Conan, SNL, and beyond, perform in scenes from Stoppard to Sophocles, and everything in between. The actors will know their lines, and the improvisors will improvise, with no prior knowledge of the scenes!
July’s show cast features:
Scott Adsit (30 Rock, The Second City, Moral Orel)
Michael Delaney (The Swarm, Broadway: You’re Welcome America…)
Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story, Broadway: The Glass Menagerie)
Michael O’Brien (Saturday Night Live, 7 Minutes in Heaven)
Stephen Ruddy (Stolen House, Skype Duet)
Tami Sagher (30 Rock, Broad City, The Second City)
Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, We’re the Millers)
Maria Thayer (Strangers with Candy, 30 Rock, Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Olivia Wilde (The O.C., House, Cowboys and Aliens)”

For more information on The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, visit the official site here.

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