Olivia Wilde on her post-divorce life: “I put on a few extra pounds”

Olivia Wilde makes an appearance on two March covers – Town & Country and Angeleno magazine. I can’t find any good usable images from T&C, so we’ll just make do with the Angeleno photo shoot, which I think it pretty but boring, much like Ol’ Cockburn herself. Olivia is not talking about her newish relationship with Jason Sudeikis, but she is still talking about her divorce – she keeps bringing it up because she can no longer drop “I’m a princess!” into her interviews. I’m surprised she doesn’t start conversations with “I used to be a princess!” Here are some highlights from her Town & Country interview:

On Jason Sudeikis: She says she has a boyfriend in the “entertainment world,” but won’t confirm that it’s “SNL” star Jason Sudeikis. “[He’s] in a much more interesting part of the business than I am. If I have a drink with a guy, it becomes an affair.“

Post-divorce: “I put on a few extra pounds… But I’m trying to be healthier now.” Previously, she said, “I got a divorce and self-medicated with food. But I figure that’s better than self-medicating with crack cocaine.”

Feeling like a failure: “When you go through a breakup, you lose faith for a while. It makes you feel like such a failure, but I think this whole traumatic year has made me a better actor. And the good thing about getting divorced young – if there is a good thing – is that it makes you realize there’s no schedule in life. It blasts you wide open and frees you to be honest with yourself.”

On her impulsive elopement at the age of 18: “The danger is that you evolve over the years and find yourself in a different place.”

On her ex: “Tao was, and is, totally involved with his work, and for me there’s nothing sexier than a man who is busy and obsessed with what he’s doing. I guess I saw that in my parents’ marriage. They had real respect for their work and for each other.”

An early connection to SNL: “My dad took me to see Saturday Night Live as a birthday treat, and I knew at that moment that this was what I wanted to do,” she says.

A George Clooney story: Later, as a teen, Wilde remembers having lunch with George Clooney on the set of The Peacemaker, the 1997 movie for which her parents, Leslie and Andrew Cockburn, wrote the screenplay. “Having George Clooney be the first Hollywood actor I met set a pretty high standard,” she said. “He’s genuinely sincere, smart, gracious, and I like his politics, too, which always helps.”

On Hugh Laurie: “I spent four years on House and learned so much from Hugh. I owe my entire film career to him. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am now without Hugh and the series. It was the first time I’d been allowed to play somebody not defined by my looks.”

[From Page Six & People]

I did notice that Olivia had gained some weight, and I really liked the way she looked too – she got a little bit more in the bust, and her hips and butt “filled out” a bit, and in my opinion, she looked even prettier. I understand that the weight gain came from post-divorce depression, but she should still consider keeping on a few extra pounds. As for the Clooney story – I wouldn’t mind Clooney and Ol’ Cockburn as a couple. Right? He likes women with a bigger bust, true, but he could always buy Olivia some new boobs. Other than that, I think they would make an interesting match.

Photos courtesy of Angeleno Mag.

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  1. Asli says:

    So what? She’s still super skinny. Man, body image and Hollywood should be separated.

    • originalone says:

      Asli, can’t you see how HUGE her nostrils had gotten??? You know, I pack them on my ass and hips, and some poor Hollywood starlet packs them on her nose, for everyone to notice. Shame!!!

      I don’t really like her, and don’t understand the hype. Then again, I never watched House. And she seems just blah to me. There is absolutely no difference between Olivia Wilde and Blake Lively. One could easily replace the other, with as much blah excitement for either one.

      • Asli says:

        LOL! I pack on my arms and stomach 😥 And I HATE lifting weights! Alas, I have to or I get arms like a bear. And lots of sit-ups, oh all of the horrible sit-ups. I did not win the genetic lottery. My sis has a perfect hour-glass :mrgreen: and I could double as a quarterback if I let myself go. Rather hips and ass than arms and gut. More feminine looking… sadly my hips and ass are non-existing (I do NOT look forward to giving birth if I decide to have kids). I’m going to go cry in the restroom now.

  2. Lizzy says:

    I feel nothing when it comes to her : I don’t hate her but I don’t really like her but it is professional and grateful of her to admit that House launched her career. Rooney Mara, queen of entitled brats, should take notes.

    • Beatriz says:

      I agree, even though I am indifferent to her as an actress, it is quite refreshing to see her acknowledge her previous acting gigs. I actually remember seeing her for the first time in the O.C. where she was blond and dated Misha Barton’s character. Oh, how time flies.

    • Carolyn says:

      I have no clue as to who she is and what she’s been in. Must be tough trying to keep working as an actres and you’re not getting the roles you think you’re worth and you’re reduced to headlines talking about your weight. Yawn.

    • Camille (The original) says:

      I agree.

      I don’t think she’s that pretty and I think she is a mostly awful actress. And I don’t care for her posing front on like that, her jaw is so wide, yikes.

      She’s another one where nepotism got her in the Hollyweird door. I didn’t know that. Hmmm.

  3. Roma says:

    When you get married young I feel that divorce can feel like a failure because you get a lot of “I told you so” comments.

    This is probably the first interview I’ve liked of Oliva’s because she comes across… humble.

    • Relli says:

      Agreed! But i think thats true of any relationship at any age, especially if people close to you have any doubts about who you are with and why.

      Although i once met a man who told me to not make any major life changing decisions between the ages of 20-25 because you do do much changing, who you come out at 25 can be a whole different person than who you were at 20. For me that was a completely accurate prediction!

  4. Lini says:

    She’s just SO stunning! With or without extra pounds. And yes, I’d love to see her and George Clooney as a couple, she’s much prettier than Stacy.

  5. normades says:

    I’m usualy pretty “meh” on Wilde, but I like this interview and photos. She looks good with the extra weight.

  6. Tiegan says:

    Damn she is beautiful. Not the best actress or anything, but she’s on my ‘top 10 most gorgeous actresses of today’ list.

  7. layla says:

    She is stunning, but the front head shot is not her best angle.

    Extra weight or not… I don’t get her hype… but I see yet ANOTHER average actress with good family connections. Ugh.

  8. Eleonor says:

    Hugh Laurie is an hell of an actor; it’s nice she recognizes how lucky she was for working with him.

  9. RobN says:

    At least she’s showing Hugh Laurie and House the proper respect. It made her and she realizes it. More than we can say for lots of actresses lately.

  10. Alexis says:

    She looks good with a few extra pounds. You can tell she’s not supposed to be as stick-thin as she usually is.

  11. Julie says:

    “and for me there’s nothing sexier than a man who is busy and obsessed with what he’s doing”

    no wonder when people grow apart then.

  12. Manuela says:

    it seems take some kg it s like death for actress. what is the problem? we all know how real woman looks like. all these standarts killing me. we r all different. she looks amazing. nice fotos. love her.

  13. Ally says:

    Her face is prettier than the Harry Potter chick-a-dee….I thought of her after reading the article yesterday about the ‘most beautiful face’. IMO…

  14. MJ says:

    looks a bit like paris hilton on that second pic.

  15. kimberly says:

    I actually thought she looked better with the weight gain. She had a fuller body that seemed more woman than high schooler you see other actresses obsessing over.

  16. the H says:

    3rd photo down she looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt. Weird.

  17. the original bellaluna says:

    What’s with the Elvira hair? (2nd pic, I believe.)

  18. Lisa says:

    When you’re tiny, you feel any extra weight. Even if other people don’t see it.

  19. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    She looks like a bobble head to me in every picture still. What is she promoting anyway?

  20. original sandy says:

    she is pretty and seems humble, i wouldn’t mind seeing more of her on screen.

  21. Isa says:

    She looks so pretty when she’s posing from the side.
    And it’s nice to see her be grateful for her early work.

  22. Nookies says:

    It’s kind of funny how most of the “shes not hot” comments are mostly all girls..Jealously is a bitch.

  23. Ginger says:

    The only reason she is on my radar is because my husband loves “House” and whenever we see her on a show or in a movie he shouts out “Thirteen!” I like the photos here because it plays up her strengths…the angles are good and her hairstyle if flattering. She should stick to bangs IMO. I’m sure she looks good with extra pounds because I recall she was quite skinny in Tron Legacy (took my son to see that one…what an expensive 3D disappointment)

  24. Aims says:

    She is so beautiful – her eyes are big and almond – it gives her almost a supernatural look. IMHO one of the most beautiful woman in the world.