Olivia Wilde is disgusted with Hollywood’s obsession with youth and beauty, calling it shallow and pointless. Still, the green-eyed stunner is about to give up on working out five to six days a week to stay in the game.
“Friends With Benefits” beauty Mila Kunis echoed a similar frustration with Hollywood typecasting.
“You have no idea how hard it is for a woman in this business,” says Kunis, 27. “A lot of people don’t even think women are funny. It’s f*cked-up, but you have to deal with guys like that. I’ve learned to roll with it.”
Wilde, who plays the sexy warrior Quorra in Tron, says she’ll play along to keep her career on track.
“Trying to fight this industry’s tendency to celebrate the physical is a waste of time,” Wilde, 27, told The New York Times. “So I’m happy to play that game.
“But I am also thirsty for input. I’m not a dunce whose only skill is knowing how to take a photograph, you know? And at the end of the day I think it makes me slightly less replaceable.”
Olivia has said her mom raised her to not be completely reliant on looks.
“She’s gorgeous and she taught me that a real feminist doesn’t apologize for her beauty,” Wilde said. “You can be a sexy, beautiful woman and be the smartest person in the room.”
Still, beautiful actresses like Olivia and Mila are getting noticed for their talent as much as for their good looks.
“Striving for physical perfection takes a lot of energy,” she says. “For me it’s important to come home from work…and spend the afternoon reading a book instead of always running around.”
Kunis had a breakthrough role in “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman, even though she wasn’t nominated for an Oscar.
Meanwhile, Wilde has appeared in rom-com “The Change-Up,” co-starring Ryan Reynolds, and is next up in the sci-fi flick “Cowboys & Aliens.”