TRON: Legacy actress Olivia Wilde has revealed how she managed to bag a role in the movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Olivia says that she loved the script and decided to give her all, in a bid to win the role, but found herself up against some top comedy actresses. So, when she found out that she had won the role, Olivia was understandably shocked.
Wilde told Collider, "I read the script a while ago and really loved it. I did go after it – I was really interested. Not only because of the cast, which is obviously extraordinary, and contains many of my idols, and not only because Don Scardino was involved – I’m a huge 30 Rock fan. I just think he’s a master of tone. I thought it was a great role for me. It was something I hadn’t done before. There was a certain challenge to it for me as well."
She added, "I went after it, I auditioned, I was up against some real heavy hitters and I was totally shocked when I got the role, because it’s a comedic role and I was going up against some real comedians. I sort of thought I didn’t have a chance in hell, but it was so fun to just audition for it I just thought I’d go for it and take a chance. Then to get to read with Steve Carrell was really amazing. One of the best auditioning experiences I’ve ever had."
Olivia Wilde stars alongside an all-star cast in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, including Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and James Gandolfini. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has been directed by Don Scardino and is set to be released on