The Wolf Of Wall Street could have been very very different as Olivia Wilde revealed in a recent interview that she auditioned for the role of Naomi Lapaglia, Jorden Belfort's second wife in Wolf Of Wall Street, but was ultimately deemed too old for the part.
As she said:
"I had heard for a part that I was too sophisticated, and I was like, 'Oh, that sounds nice. I like that feedback. I didn't get the part, but at least I'm a sophisticated person,'" she recalled on Tuesday. "And I found out later that they actually said, 'old.'"
Oh c'mon, what were they thinking.
Olivia was 28 when the film shooting begun and Dicaprio is nearly ten years her senior. The role eventually went to Margot Robbie who was 22 at that time. But she had no hard feelings for her.
"I watched it and I was like, 'She's perfect!'" Wilde said of Robbie. "I thought she kicked so much ass in that movie."
"I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that's like, all the feedback your agent gives you and what it really means,"
Though the failed audition was not a total loss. It led her to her current gig on HBO's Vinyl Co-created by Martin Scorsese.
"I did not [audition for Vinyl] because I had auditioned unsuccessfully for Wolf of Wall Street," Wilde revealed. "It shows that if you don't get something, a job interview or whatever you do for a living, it might lead you to something else."
She also went on to clarify her comments on Twitter: