She’s got that Cowboys & Aliens movie coming out (and the trailers look awful), so Olivia Wilde rummages through LA Times Magazine’s magic fashion closet and plays dress-up for their cameras.
Olivia Wilde in the July 2011 edition of LA Times Magazine
Photographed by Rufen Afanador
Styled by Hayley Atkin
On balancing her work with the nonprofit Artists for Peace and Justice organization and her career: “I was crouched outside this cholera clinic, sitting on a cinder block with my phone, [about] to help hand out rice at a refugee camp and figure out how our students can build more classrooms. It was hard for me to be on the ball during that call, but I had to remember that acting is actually my job. Whenever I want to say, ‘F–k Hollywood,’ I have to remember that the reason I am even useful in Haiti is because I have a job here.”
On her lesbian scene with Mischa Barton still being quite popular on YouTube: “Oh, the joys of the internet. Nothing ever dies.”
On her role in Cowboys & Aliens: “I was shocked to see there weren’t many strong female characters in western cinema tradition.”
Bless her, she always seems to be giving it her all; doesn’t she? Likeable, but sometimes a bit too earnest. Still, we can’t fault a gal for doing good works, especially when she’s also at a fairly ambitious point in her career.
As for the pics, they’re somewhat standard Hollywood glam with a touch of the old school to them. Nothing particularly revolutionary, but the girl can work a camera; that’s for sure.