House actress Olivia Wilde appears on the cover of Glamour magazine’s June 2011 issue wearing a Enza Costa striped t-shirt, an Eres bikini, and a gold link bracelet by Cartier. Inside, Olivia discusses what her mother, award-winning producer and journalist Leslie Cockburn, has taught her: “She’s gorgeous and she taught me that a real feminist doesn’t apologize for her beauty. You can be a sexy, beautiful woman and be the smartest person in the room.”
She also discusses her childhood: “I remember Mick Jagger [talking] politics with my parents… At 13 I came to L.A. for a press junket, and it was this magical land of palm trees and George Clooney. But [then] I saw George talking to my dad about politics, and I thought what makes these people special is that they’re not just actors… I saw people being valued for their intelligence and their interests as opposed to their stardom. It instilled in us that stardom is meaningless.”
Finally, Olivia discusses her reputation in Hollywood: “With Tron, I walked in there and said, “[My character] can’t be this slinky temptress of the sci-fi world. It’s boring.” I would sit with the writers for hours. And when I did Cowboys & Aliens, the writers from Tron called them and said, ‘She’s going to want to talk for hours, and she’s going to want to write.’ I was happy with that reputation—good! And we did.”
Glamour’s June 2011 issue arrives on newsstands on May 10.