Back when Olivia Wilde was 28 years old she auditioned for the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in The Wolf of Wall Street. However, she was considered too old to play the young character, which went to another actress – Margot Robbie.
Wilde already had a bunch of super successful Hollywood productions up her notch when the casting process for The Wolf of Wall Street began, including House M.D., In Time, Alpha Dog and Tron: Legacy. However, she was told she was too old to play a 20-something year old next to DiCaprio.
Wilde was 28 years old and she competed with a bunch of other acclaimed and up-and-coming actresses for the role of Naomi Lapaglia, the perverted second wife of DiCaprio’s money driven and scandalous character Jordan Belfort. The casting team told Olivia that she was “too sophisticated” to portray the young Duchess and her outrageous scenes. However, according to Olivia, this was a clever way of saying that she was too old for the role. Margot Robbie, who was 22 years at that time, went on to portray the role and eventually kick-started her career with it. On the other hand, Olivia was left hurt by the fact that Hollywood had labeled her old even before she reached 30. The actress wasn’t happy about the fact that she’s falling prey to Hollywood’s nasty standards, but she did land tens of other acting gigs in movie productions and TV series. Her latest projects are drama series Vinyl, which are revolving around the music scene in New York during the 1970s, and a thriller, entitled Black Dog, Red Dog, which is set to hit cinemas later this year and in which she’s starring alongside other acclaimed actors such as James Franco and Whoopi Goldberg.