Actress Olivia Wilde seems to have worked non-stop over the course of the past decade, and her recent performances in Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies” and Spike Jonze’s “Her” suggest there’s a whole lot more to come; you can see her next in “Better Living Through Chemistry,” a dark comedy out March 14th.
The daughter of journalists, Wilde has retained her candor and curiosity despite the Hollywood glare, and she brings a hands-on pragmatism to her philanthropic work. She sits on the board of Artists for Peace and Justice, an educational organization serving the poorest neighborhoods in Haiti, and she recently launched Conscious Commerce, a digital enterprise which encourages shoppers to deploy their dollars for the greater good. Here, she shares her powerful definition of empathy and weighs the meaning of success.
What does honesty mean to you?
Fearless adherence to reality.
What makes you feel loved?
Feeling truly seen and permitted to truly see the other.
What is empathy?
The acknowledgement of our connectedness, and the ability to tap into it. The only time we abandon selfishness, and plug into what makes us an extraordinary species.
What qualities does a remarkable man possess?
Humility, generosity, humor, intelligence, and curiosity.
What qualities does a remarkable woman possess?
Humility, generosity, humor, intelligence, curiosity, and patience.
What question stumps you?
This one. Also, how did I get so lucky?
What is power?
The mixture of intelligence and confidence.
What is success?
Dream fulfillment. And making it last.
Describe one aspect of your dark side.
What does integrity mean to you?
What is feminine?
Wise, empathetic, open, fluid.
What is masculine?
Focused, sturdy, determined, solid.
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Olivia Wilde will star in and produce Meadowland, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Reed Morano from a script by Chris Rossi. Wilde is producing with Matt Tauber and Jennifer Levine will be executive producer. Wilde plays a mom whose son disappears, a jolt that puts her on an unexpected and dangerous path toward acceptance as she seeks out a relationship with a neglected boy and watches it take an unexpected turn. Filming starts in July in New York.
Wilde is coming off the Oscar-nominated Spike Jonze-directed Her, and the Ron Howard-directed Rush. She also starred in Drinking Buddies. Morano makes her directorial debut after serving as cinematographer on the indies Frozen River, Kill Your Darlings and Sundance premieres The Skeleton Twins and War Story, as well as the HBO series Looking. Wilde is repped by WME and Untitled, Morano by Gersh, Rossi by APA and Untitled, and Tauber by ICM.
The first trailer for the upcoming film “Better Living Through Chemistry” has just been released!
Dressing for the Golden Globes this year had one — make that two — very special perks for Olivia Wilde.
“It’s great — I’ve never had boobs before!” the actress, 29, joked to E!’s Ryan Seacrest as he complimented Wilde’s emerald sequined Gucci gown, which she paired with an Emm Kuo clutch.
Currently appearing in Her, Wilde revealed the due date of her next big project — her and fiancé Jason Sudeikis‘s first child.
“May the fourth be with you,” she told Seacrest, explaining that’s how she remembers it, anyhow.
Olivia Wilde has a great idea on how to give back.
The actress, who is a budding star on screen and now part of one Hollywood’s biggest power couples with Jason Sudekis, is aspiring to be something like George Clooney when it comes to philanthropy. The actress recently started a new business, Conscious Commerce, that connects shoppers with companies that donate a portion of their proceeds to charities.
“It should be shocking when a product isn’t somehow helping the people who made it,” says Wilde.
Olivia Wilde and her partner Barbara Burchfield have already forged a partnership with Anthropologie. giving a portion of all sales from the clothing company to help a girl’s school in India.
Wilde and Conscious Commerce are taking a page from microlenders, focusing on small scale charities that work directly with people in need. Much like microlenders give money directly to people in need of projects — like building small businesses in third world countries — Conscious Consumer gives only to smaller charities with low overhead and a direct link to the people they serve.
Olivia sees big potential for the company.
“By incorporating a giving back structure into small purchases, it can make a huge different,” says Wilde.
While philanthropy may be her latest venture, Olivia Wilde has plenty on her plate. She has five movies in various stages of production, including an untitled sequel to Tron: Legacy that she’s signed on for.
At the same time, Olivia and beau Jason Sudekis are planning a wedding and preparing for the birth of their first child this year.
“They are incredibly happy,” a source close to the couple told People magazine. “They’re very excited to welcome a new member into their family.”
Jason Sudekis and Olivia Wilde hasn’t given an indication yet when she is due.
Who says youth is wasted on the young?
Forbes magazine’s annual list of “30 Under 30″ showcases 450 movers and shakers across 15 different categories who are putting a new spin on old tricks.
Actress Olivia Wilde, 29, currently pregnant and engaged to the baby’s father, ex-‘SNL’ funnyman Jason Sudeikis, led the Hollywood list.
The brown-haired beauty was lauded for her role in founding Common Causes, which “pairs brands with causes to help corporations become better global citizens,” Forbes wrote.
Samuel Goldwyn has snapped up rights to Better Living Through Chemistry, the dark comedy starring Sam Rockwell and helmed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier. Rockwell plays a small town pharmacist whose quiet life is turned upside down when he embarks on a drug and alcohol-fueled affair with a customer (Olivia Wilde). Michelle Monaghan, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Schwartz, Ken Howard, Ray Liotta, and Jane Fonda also star in the pic which marks the directorial debuts of Moore and Posamentier, directing from their own script. Samuel Goldwyn is plotting a spring theatrical release and Universal Studios Home Entertainment will handle home entertainment distribution. Universal Pictures International Entertainment will distribute ancillary in the UK, the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, South America, and select Eastern European and Asian territories. Better Living Through Chemistry is produced by Felipe Marino and Joe Neurauter. Keith Calder, Anders Erden, Graeme Law, Peter Nichols, David Posamentier, Tim Smith and Paul Brett are executive producers. Paul Davis is co-producer and Richard Naing and Kate Sharp are associate producers on the Occupant Entertainment pic. Will Machin negotiated the deal for Metro International with ICM.
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