Olivia Wilde: I Owe My Fame to Hugh Laurie

February 3, 2012 By:
Olivia Wilde: I Owe My Fame to Hugh Laurie

Olivia Wilde admits that getting divorced at a young age is not a problem, she (somewhat) confesses to dating Jason Sudeikis, she says she owes her entire career to “House” star Hugh Laurie, and she remember her first meeting with George Clooney as a teenager.

Thanks for the tell-all Olivia, you pretty much just authorized your own biography with this interview.

27-year-old Olivia Wilde’s divorce was finalized just four months ago, but she’s moved on to dating funnyman Jason Sudeikis and while she was with her ex-husband for all of her twenties, she admits that getting divorced made her a better person and a better actress.

“It makes you feel like such a failure,” Wilde tells Town & Country, “But I think this whole traumatic year has made me a better actor. And the good thing about getting divorced young – if there is a good thing – is that it makes you realize there’s no schedule in life. It blasts you wide open and frees you to be honest with yourself.”

Glad to hear it. Next topic: Olivia Wilde’s breakout role as the hot doctor on “House.”

“I spent four years on House and learned so much from Hugh. I owe my entire film career to him. I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am not without Hugh and the series. It was the first time I’d been allowed to play somebody not defined by my looks.”

What is she talking about? I just said she played the “hot doctor”?

Wilde’s parents were screenwriters so she met George Clooney for the first time as a teenager in 1997. Must be nice having famous parents. Actually, what am I talking about, it must be nice being Stacy Keibler.

“Having George Clooney be the first Hollywood actor I met set a pretty high standard,” she said, “He’s genuinely sincere, smart, gracious, and I like his politics, too, which always helps.”

As for her rumored relationship with Jason Sudeikis, she did tell the mag that she is seeing someone in the industry, but wouldn’t say who. Oh now she decides to get hush-hush just as the gossip gets juicy. Whatever.