The Best Of Olivia Wilde's Reddit AMA

By 08.30.13

When not moderating a discussion with Kelly Oxford or having all that sex with husband Jason Sudeikis or taking husband Jason Sudeikis to a strip club or just generally being an awesome person (damn you, husband Jason Sudeikis), Olivia Wilde will occasionally star in movies. Her most recent, Drinking Buddies (read Film Drunk Vince’s review here), came out last week, and yesterday, she and the film’s director Joe Swanberg conducted a Reddit AMA to support it.

Needless to say, most of the A’s were directed at O.W., who gamely responded to questions about her favorite beer, her favorite bands, and her favorite person who isn’t husband Jason Sudeikis. (It’s me, you guys. Sorry.)

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What does it take to be a world champion parallel parker?



Whats the meaning behind your tattoo on your forearm/wrist and when did you get it?

It’s in honor of my late uncle Alexander Cockburn. He was a dear dear friend. The tattoo is the last phrase he wrote to me. All love, A. It reminds me to love everyone, just as he did.


How has being a famous actress changed who you are? For better and for worse?

I feel very lucky. But I hate that I’m less trusting and walk with my head down. That’s not my natural way.


Where do you stand on the House/Wilson ship?

They belong together and will make beautiful babies.


Olivia, what takes up more room in the closet, your stuff or Jason’s shoe collection?

J has 110 pairs of Jordans. ONE HUNDRED AND TEN. So far.


If you could go back in time and witness ANY historical event, what would you pick?

The burning of Joan of Arc. I’d grab her and run and tell her that in the future Miley Cyrus is our saint and Joan must learn the art of twerking.


Would you consider yourself more Olivia Wilde or Olivia Milde when you get drunk?

Wilde until drink 7 and then I fall asleep and become Olivia Milde… Zzzzzz


Beard or no beard?

I feel like I look better with a 5 o’clock shadow. Sort of gives me that rugged, Clive Owen look.


A question for Olivia: What’s your alcoholic beverage(s) of choice?

Beer, dude. Beer.


What is your favorite band?

If Radiohead had a baby with Tribe Called Quest I’d adopt it and follow it to every gig.


Since you were babysat by one of my favorite people, Christopher Hitchens, I was wondering if you could tell us what he was like? Or what your memories of him are?

He was kind and funny and brilliant and sweet.


Olivia, what bands have you been listening to?

The new National album is great. Also Kendrick Lamar. I’m all over the place.


What is your favorite beer?

Daisy Cutter.


What are your thoughts on doing a sequel to Tron Legacy?

I loved making Tron and would do it again though I’d probably have to play the mom now and the suit would have to made of sweatpants.



Because I’ve failed as a human.


Would you be willing to have a battle to the death with Emma Watson for the title of most obsessed over girl on Reddit?

I would never kill Emma but maybe we should join forces and take over the universe.


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