Wilde: I fought for Wonderstone
Published 18/03/2013 | 15:01
Olivia Wilde has revealed she "fought" hard for the role of magician's assistant in comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
The Tron: Legacy actress - who was reportedly up against Jessica Biel, Sarah Silverman and Michelle Monaghan for the role - admitted she didn't think she would get the part, as she expected it to go to a comedian.
Olivia said: "I fought hard, I auditioned, I didn't think I was going to get it. I thought they would hire a real comedian, but it's such a blast to be able to play a female magician, because hopefully young women who are interested in magic will see the film and maybe become inspired."
And the 29-year-old has picked up a party trick after learning to do real magic for the film.
She revealed: "I wanted to learn tricks that I would know, so that I could have that knowledge, feel like a magician, and learn how magicians use their hands," she said.
"I did learn how to make a dollar bill levitate. It takes a little bit of set-up time so it's not the greatest party trick, but one day I feel like it will come in handy."