Appearing alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Her, and the hilarious Drinking Buddies (not to mention Chris Hemsworth starrer Rush), with another film in the making, The Third Person co-starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde has got it going on. Oh and she's very publicly very loved up with Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We're The Millers). About to enter her thirties, she is going against the grain of movie star rules for women in that she is getting more roles with age, and judging from her recent comments, more confidence. Time to celebrate the splendour of Wilde, in both her beauty and wisdom.
1. The Drinking Buddies actress delineated the difference between herself and the plastic-fantasic crowd when she had a good old go at plastic surgery and conformity in the business and society at large. Cosmetic surgery often makes people look like 'creepy, old aliens', according to Wilde. To be more specific, she gave a good dose of preaching with the advice 'DON'T cut your face. I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips [...] Is that a smile or a grimace? Did you melt hot wax on your face, or is that your skin? A better approach: Take care of yourself now that you're old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don't go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I'll slap you. Hard.' You've been warned.
2. Speaking more about her decision to embrace ageing and all that jazz, Wilde made sure that if you missed her sense of humour before, you weren't going to keep overlooking it: 'I'm hitting a major milestone: 30, or as I like to call it, the Cut the Bullshit and Go Be Awesome stage. I'm thrilled about this impending development, I might finally grow boobs! Now you get to live with that knowledge [you gained in your 20s] under your belt. Also, make it a nice belt. You're 30. Stop dressing like a hobo'. Boobs, belts and hobos? No better conversation has been had.
3. Coming closer to the peak in her career now, you may not have known just how bright this Olivia one really is, but her confession of her love for 'learning about all of these crazy diseases' will give you some clue that she's far from bimbo material. Would a bimbo ever really say 'I particularly love the neurological disorders. I'm a big fan of Oliver Sacks and I love reading his books. It's really fun and I love the medical terminology. It's pretty difficult, but I really enjoy learning it'? We think not. She's also penning a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan, doing a film festival for kids and she works on various projects as a political activist, such as Artists for Peace and Justice (at work in Haiti), Global Poverty Project and Chime for Change.
4. She's bright, but she knows that what's really important in life is not only intelligence and career accomplishments. What else has spouted from the Wilde fountain of wisdom you ask? 'What do you want people to say at your funeral? "Olivia may have cured HIV, but she ran over my cat and drove away laughing?" No, thanks! I'd rather be a good person who makes people happy than a dick who wins a Nobel by 32.' This girl could really do with keeping some type of knowledge journal to keep track of all her philosophies...
5. She has faced discrimination for being a blonde, and all blondes must know the pain of being regarded as having a little air between their ears until proven otherwise. She noted 'When people saw The Black Donnellys, they didn't know it was the same girl from The O.C.. I'm a natural blonde, but I feel like a brunette. I feel like people treat me now how I should be treated. People used to be shocked, when I was blonde, that I wasn't stupid. I used to get these comments that I swear people thought were compliments. Like, 'Oh! You're smart!' - like they couldn't believe it.' Nobody will deny it now Olivia, or they'll meet the harsh hand of slapping justice judging by your fiestiness.
Here's one quick example of why you should hop on the Olivia bandwagon.