Ex-princess, ex-TV star and current movie star Olivia Wilde is so good at Obamacare.
Wilde appeared on Billy Eichner’s Funny or Die’s curbside game show “Obamacare or Shut Up,” in which she had to separate the facts about the Affordable Care Act from Eichner’s unrelated ramblings.
Here are a few Obamacare facts: Preventative care is now free, if you’re sick insurance can’t limit your benefits cap, and if you’re under 26, then you can stay on your parents insurance plan.
And Gwyneth Paltrow was in a movie about sex addiction. Shut up.
In the world according to Olivia Wilde, social responsibility is as necessary to being human as breathing—or shopping. While the face of Revlon may be best known for seducing married men in The Change Up and Butter (and sometimes women on The O.C.) she is also an avid humanitarian. Her latest pet project is Conscious Commerce, an organization she launched with her best friend Barbara Burchfield (the woman behind Global Citizen Festival), with the goal of changing how people shop. The premise is simple: pair retail items with a vetted, charitable cause, and turn shopping into a fundraising tool.
For its latest collaboration, Conscious Commerce paired up with Anthropologie and designer Yoana Baraschi to create a garment that gives back (and is available online now). The sweet, tulle-embroidered “New Light” dress (often worn by Wilde herself) will benefit the New Light school in Kolkata, India. The organization serves as an orphanage and health clinic that allows children in the low income, red light districts of the city to escape sex trafficking and violence. One hundred percent of the profits from the first 1,000 dresses sold will go directly to funding the school.
We talked to Wilde to learn about the future of Conscious Commerce and why world aid might just be the coolest youth movement.
How did Conscious Commerce come about?
Why did you choose to collaborate with Anthropologie?
What’s the main problem children in Kolkata face?
What is next for Conscious Commerce?
What drives you to do this?
How did your interest in this conscientious way of living develop?
What is your dream project?
Tell us about your involvement with ‘Half the Sky’?
What did you learn from working with them?
What other philanthropic models inspire you?
Olivia Wilde is back on the big screen after starring in the comedy “Drinking Buddies.” This time, she’s part of the Ron Howard film “Rush,” playing a 1970s supermodel.
“I love the ’70s, and I’ve always loved the ’70s – the music, the fashion. I’m inspired by it. I think I would’ve done well then,” said Wilde.
In “Rush,” Wilde plays supermodel Suzy Miller, who would one day marry actor Richard Burton. But before Burton, she had a relationship with Formula One star James Hunt, and that relationship is part of “Rush.”
“I did a lot of background research. I did as much as I could about Suzy and James,” said Wilde. “And it was fun because they were a really interesting couple. They were exciting. They were sort of like Johnny Depp and Kate Moss. They fill bathtubs full of champagne and go crazy in it?”
“There was something so wild about them, and yet they got married which was this incredibly insane, kind of optimistic thing to do. It was short-lived but powerful,” said Wilde.
Death is definitely a possibility in the racing world, and in this movie, you see the danger spinning all over the track.
“I didn’t know anything about racing before,” said Wilde. “That’s the thing, Americans don’t know a lot about Formula One. We don’t have to. We understand when we see it on film.”
“Rush” is based on a true story of the intense rivalry between two famous Formula One drivers: James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
“I liken it to, as far as sports rivalries go, Magic [Johnson] and [Larry] Bird – two people whose rivalry drove them to greatness, and that made a lot of sense to me,” said Wilde. “Watching it, I think, allows you to understand that’s kind of a universal experience for people who are at the top of their game.”
“Rush” is rated R and is in limited release this weekend.
The photo gallery at Olivia Wilde Source has been updated with 33 HQ and MQ images of Olivia Wilde attending the 2013 Global Citizen Festival in New York on September 28th.
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“Extra’s” Ben Lyons caught up with Olivia Wilde at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about her upcoming 1970s racing flick “Rush,” in which her character wore cool ‘70s fashion.
Watch our interview, plus find out what kind of wedding she’s planning with fiancé Jason Sudeikis!
You can now watch a behind the scenes video of Olivia Wilde during her photo shoot for “Allure” magazine!
Beginning this fall in the U.S., actress, activist and renowned beauty Olivia Wilde will serve as the face of Avon’s beloved “Today. Tomorrow. Always.” trio of fragrances. A modern icon of beauty, Wilde’s enduring appeal perfectly complements this timeless fragrance series. First launched in 2004, Today. Tomorrow. Always. has become a set of Avon classics that evokes strong feelings of true love. As the brand approaches a decade, Wilde’s timeless allure makes her the ideal face of this classic, yet modern collection.
“I am honored to be partnering with Avon as the face of the Today. Tomorrow. Always. fragrances,” explained Wilde. “The collection is made up of fragrances that are true classics, yet modern and fresh at the same time.”
“Olivia is an aspirational example of a woman who embodies beauty both inside and out,” says Meg Lerner, Avon Vice President, North America Marketing. “Her passion and dedication to helping others makes her a perfect fit for Avon.”
Rush tells the high-speed story of real-life race car drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), detailing their competitive relationship in the high-stakes world of Formula One racing during the 1970s. Olivia Wilde plays Suzy Miller, a Playboy model who posed for the centerfold in September 1972.
Suzy married James Hunt, a notorious womanizer, and the film explores their volatile relationship. Wilde says, “Suzy and James are an example of the kind of reckless, romantic, optimistic behavior of the time and they had a tumultuous marriage. But she was very much in love with him, and I think he with her, but she ended up leaving him for Richard Burton.” Actor Richard Burton is famous for marrying Elizabeth Taylor not once, but twice. They were also divorced twice.
After meeting at a party in Spain, Suzy Miller and James Hunt got married in 1974, but were divorced by 1976. Suzy received a $1 million divorce settlement.
About falling in love with a dare-devil, Wilde adds, “James is not the safe bet your mother wants you to marry, but he was endearing and, I think, irresistible.” Who doesn’t love a bad boy?
Rush opens in theaters September 27th.
Really proving to be a safe bet in Hollywood, Olivia Wilde is turning up in a host of films, all so different to the last – showing off her ability to adapt to several different projects and genres. In her latest flick, Ron Howard’s Rush – she plays Suzy Miller – the formidable wife of playboy James Hunt, and we had the opportunity to discuss the role with her.
The film – which depicts the intense rivalry between Formula 1 racers Niki Lauda and James Rush – sees Wilde trying out her English accent, and we discussed that with the actress. She also tells which of the two conflicting personalities between the racers she’d be more attracted to, whether she has ever met the real life Suzy Miller – and discusses her working relationship with fiancé Jason Sudeikis.
How did you get involved in Rush?
Good work on the British accent, by the way…
Can you still do it?
Olivia Wilde is featured on the cover of the October 2013 issue of “Allure” magazine! Check out her cover below…