Deemed Too Old For DiCaprio, This Star Didn't Make It Into The Wolf of Wall Street
I guess 28 is just ancient in Hollywood standards. I mean, everyone knows Leo only goes for girls under 25…
It looks like Olivia Wilde just wasn't "sophisticated" enough for The Wolf of Wall Street.
Yes, that's right folks, the actress was originally in the running to play the role of Naomi Lapaglia, the love interest of Leonardo DiCaprio 's character, Jordan Belfort.
But alas, she was deemed "too old" for the part, despite only being 28 at the time of filming. How shocking! I mean, who would've thought that a 28-year-old woman could possibly be considered "old" in Hollywood? The audacity! /s
"The funniest thing I heard recently was I had heard for a part that I was too sophisticated. And I was like, 'Oh, that sounds nice.' I like that feedback. I didn't get the part, but I'm a very sophisticated person. And then I found out later that they actually said 'old.' I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that's all the feedback your agents give you and what it really means," the actress revealed on The Howard Stern Show.
But don't worry, Wilde didn't let this minor setback get her down. Oh no, she was quickly scooped up by none other than Martin Scorsese for his series Vinyl and went on to become a successful director in her own right. So, all's well that ends well, right?
For those of you who have been living under a rock and haven't seen The Wolf of Wall Street, it's based on the true story of corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort and his rise to success and eventual downfall. Along the way, he meets the oh-so-youthful Naomi Lapaglia, played by Margot Robbie. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards, including five Oscars.
But I'm sure none of that matters now that we know Olivia Wilde was almost cast in the film. I mean, who cares about award-winning performances and a compelling true story when you have drama like this to discuss? Good thing we have the all-knowing Hollywood casting directors to make these tough decisions for us. Thanks, guys!