Olivia Wilde doesn’t want people to assume she has the “perfect life”.
The 29-year-old actress admits she’s charmed as a Hollywood star but playing a sharp-tongued brewery worker named Kate in new movie Drinking Buddies shifted her perspective.
“Kate felt like where I could have ended up if things hadn’t worked out for me and I’m very much aware that it’s just around the corner,” she told Backstage magazine. “She is the worst version of me.”
The Tron star realizes she’s fortunate to have not gone down that path she but doesn’t shame women who have.
Living in the spotlight has taught her that others can be living realities vastly different than public perception and that attractive women especially aren’t guaranteed privileges.
“A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks tied to your feet,” Olivia explained.
After a decade of trying to make it in Hollywood Olivia only now feels that she’s coming into her own.
The star, who will appear in Ron Howard’s film Rush later this month, says she finally isn’t frightened to reject projects because of the confidence she’s gained over the years.
“I consider my education to be the first 10 years of my career,” Olivia said.
“I only now, to be honest, feel as if I’ve started working. I’ve had really great experiences, but in the last two years I have finally started making the choices that I want to make. I started being as discerning as I want and saying no way more than I’m saying yes.”
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