The story from Us Weekly:
Sophisticated, yes. But old?! Olivia Wilde revealed to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show on Tuesday, March 15, that she was considered too old to play the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in 2013′s The Wolf of Wall Street.
“The funniest thing I heard recently was, I had heard for a part that I was too sophisticated,” Wilde, 32, revealed to Stern. “I thought, ‘Oh, that sounds nice. I like that feedback. I didn’t get the part but I’m a very sophisticated person.’”
“Sophisticated,” apparently, has an underlying meaning in Hollywood. “Then I found out later they actually said ‘old,’” the Vinyl actress recalled with a laugh. “I had auditioned unsuccessfully for Wolf of Wall Street. That was the one I was too old for.”
The part of Jordan Belfort’s second wife, Naomi Lapaglia, ultimately went to Australian bombshell Margot Robbie, who was praised for her portrayal of the Brooklyn native.
“I thought she kicked so much ass in that movie,” Wilde said of the 25-year-old.