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Olivia Wilde was too old to play Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in THIS movie

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Olivia Wilde was too old to play Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in THIS movie
Olivia Wilde is a beautiful woman. And at 32 years old, she’s anything but old. Not according to The Wolf of Wall Street producers, though.

Auditioning for the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife when she was just 28 (DiCaprio was 37 at the time), Wilde was shut down. But not because of her lack of talent or inability to portray the character. No, she wasn’t cast because she was simply too old. 

Wilde joined Howard Stern on his radio show this week and took the opportunity to reveal that “the funniest thing I heard recently was, I had heard for a part that I was too sophisticated. I thought, ‘Oh, that sounds nice. I like that feedback. I didn’t get the part but I’m a very sophisticated person.’ Then I found out later they actually said ‘old.’ I had auditioned unsuccessfully for Wolf of Wall Street. That was the one I was too old for.”

The role eventually went to Margot Robbie who is now 25.