Cowboys & Aliens actress Olivia Wilde appears on the cover of Marie Claire magazine’s August 2011 issue. Inside, she discusses philanthropy, what life is like after her divorce, and being a romantic at heart.
On philanthropy: “My passion is getting younger generations to participate—which is selfish, in a way, because giving is the path to happiness. Every time I come back from Haiti, I’m really happy. If we can make giving cool, can make volunteering cool, we can start some kind of revolution.”
On life after divorce: “Admitting that I’m not perfect was a wonderful thing that came out of this. There’s this fear that everyone is going to be disappointed in you, but I’m human. I don’t live up to any sort of ideal.”
On being a romantic at heart: “In the end, maybe it’s just that I’m a ridiculous romantic. I have very high standards for every part of life—my work, my relationships, food, love. I can’t just pretend.”
Also inside the August 2011 issue: fall fashion as well as a guide to perfect hair color. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands on July 19, or head to MarieClaire.com.