Olivia Wilde Knows What A Real Scandal Is

We always kinda loved to hate Olivia Wilde—because she’s gorgeous, because she’s a brilliant actress and because she’s rumored to be dating every single eligible Hollywood hottie we’ve ever crushed on in our lives. Grrrr! But after reading her interview in the August issue of Marie Claire, we’ll amend our opinion as follows: We’re still crazy-jealous of her perfect face and list of gorgeous suitors, but we also really want to hang out with her and drink champagne and talk about very serious and important things.

Because Olivia has big, bold ideas, and she’s not afraid to express them.

“I’d like to refocus everyone’s attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders or aid workers,” she said. “Let’s redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that 1.2 million people are still living in tents in Haiti, and cholera is rampant because Nepalese U.N. soldiers dumped sh– from their Porta-Potties into the river. That’s a f—ing scandal. If the average 15-year-old was hearing about that instead of so-and-so’s plastic surgery or cheating in Hollywood, I’d feel better about our future.”

So would we! …Although, y’know, we also wouldn’t have a job. But while Olivia feels less-than-affectionate toward the tabloids’ sensational celebrity reportage, she’s also different from a lot of starlets in that she’s still willing to discuss her personal life. (Maturely, of course, and without making things ugly.)

Talking about her recent divorce from Tao Ruspoli, the Italian prince with whom she eloped at age 18, she said: “The trauma of the whole thing has been humbling, and for the first time, I’m a little bit wobbly. I’m a case of arrested development, in a way—from spending your 20s with someone who really loves to take care of you, as my husband did. But I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”

Oh, and those rumors about her dating life? Actually, they’re a big pain in the butt.

“You go on one date and everyone thinks you’re dating,” Olivia pointed out. “It sort of puts pressure on this little sprout, and tramples it.”

Okay, okay, we get it. We won’t be jealous anymore.
Unless she officially dates Ryan Gosling, in which case all bets are off.

What do you think of Olivia’s take on Hollywood reporting? Tell us in the comments!