Olivia Wilde Loves Her 'Tron' Rubber Suit
Olivia Wilde doesn't mind suffering for her art. The House actress dished on her constricting get-up for upcoming action flick Tron.
"I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?'" she said in this month's issue of Details, describing her character, Quorra, as a warrior. "We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But still a total badass." She also appreciated the fact that, despite the skin-tight suit, she wasn't in the movie just for her sex appeal. "It was so beautiful that I didn't need to play the character sexy," she said.
But Wilde doesn't pretend to be a snob about her movie taste. "I loved the Police Academy movies and Saturday Night Live," she said. "I was totally into slapstick humor." She told a story about an SNL screening, where she met a comedy legend. "I went to the after-party and met Chris Farley," she said. "All the cast members were drinking and celebrating, and Chris came up and challenged me to a brownie-eating contest." Wilde did not win.
Aside from acting, Wilde has dedicated herself to working for non-profits like the ACLU, where she sits on the board. "I was honored to do it," she said. "It's unbelievable the amount of power people in Hollywood have. I feel like I'm in a really good place." –AMY LEE