Thursday 12 December 2019

Olivia Wilde: 'Kanye West provided my son with good rhythm'

Olivia Wilde (L) and Jason Sudeikis attend the
Olivia Wilde (L) and Jason Sudeikis attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Actress Olivia Wilde has credited rapper Kanye West with imparting "a good sense of rhythm" to her 20-month-old son Otis.

The 31-year-old shares the little boy with her fiancé Jason Sudeikis and the parents have done everything in their power to expose the little one to as much great music as possible.

"We played a lot of vinyl and (Otis) went to a lot of live shows (during my pregnancy)," Wilde told reporters at a TCA panel while promoting her forthcoming HBO show Vinyl. "We went to see Kanye's tour that year and the bass was so strong, I think that's why Otis has such a good sense of rhythm. We can thank Kanye."

Wilde and Sudeikis believe music plays a very strong role in character development, which is why they hope Otis will grow to become a song connoisseur.

"I think music has been such a huge part of my life, from the very beginning, and the same for Jason," Wilde noted. "We want to give that same gift to Otis. And he's already so in love with music and inspired by it."

Although he has not even turned one year old yet, Otis has already selected a few of his favourite musicians.

"He's a huge Bruno Mars fan," Wilde gushed. "He likes anything Mark Ronson has produced. But he loves Bruno Mars, loves, loves! He loves Uptown Funk. He calls it, 'Too Hot.' We love Yo Gabba Gabba!"

Wilde has been in a relationship with Otis' father, Sudeikis, since 2011 and the pair became engaged in January, 2013.

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