291 - Olivia Wilde

Para o Dr House ela é a Número Treze, um personagem estranho... mas não tanto quanto a atriz que a interpreta! Olivia Wilde participa de competições bizarras, é loira mas tinge-se de morena, e aos 18 anos fugiu de um marido aristocrata para casar com um cineasta – em um ônibus...
by John Rigg.

Olivia Wilde is a Hollywood actress. She plays Thirteen in the US television series House. Since September, Brazilians have been able to see Wilde at the cinema, {yootooltip title=[ starring ]} starring: estrelando {/yootooltip} in Cowboys and Aliens with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.

Wilde is an Irish-American. Her real name is Olivia Jane Cockburn. Her parents, Andrew and Leslie Cockburn, are respected international journalists. Wilde was born in New York, and {yootooltip title=[ grew up ]} grew up: cresceu, foi criada {/yootooltip} in Washington, DC. She spent her summers at the family home in Ardmore, Ireland. She says: “I love Ireland: {yootooltip title=[the landscape, the smell, even the freezing cold sea]} the landscape, the smell, even the freezing cold sea: a paisagem, o cheiro e também o mar gélido {/yootooltip}!” Wilde studied at Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting. She discovered writers like Samuel Beckett, Sean O’Casey and Oscar Wilde. In fact, her {yootooltip title=[ stage name ]} stage name: nome artístico {/yootooltip} is in honour of Oscar Wilde.

What makes Olivia Wilde special? She ate 33 pancakes to win an eating competition in Australia. She’s a natural blonde, but prefers to be a brunette. She says: “{yootooltip title=[people treat me better as a brunette]} people treat me better as a brunette: as pessoas me tratam melhor como morena {/yootooltip}. They don’t assume I’m stupid!” She was married to an Italian aristocrat. She {yootooltip title=[ she run away with ]} she run away with: ela fugiu {/yootooltip} film director Tao Ruspoli when she was just 18 years old. Ruspoli is the son of Alessandro Ruspoli, Prince of Cerveteri. Strangely, they got married on a bus. The {yootooltip title=[ marriage ]} marriage: casamento {/yootooltip} ended this year.

Wilde’s acting career began in television. She became famous as Alex Kelly in the American TV series The O.C. The show created the ambiguity of Wilde’s sexuality. Her character kisses co-star Mischa Barton. This notorious scene is still on YouTube. But her most famous role is as Thirteen in House. Thirteen is a mystery. Her real name is {yootooltip title=[nearly unknown]} nearly unknown: quase desconhecido {/yootooltip}. Her sexuality is ambiguous. She even disappears. Wilde seems confused by her role, too. She says: “I’m now convinced that I’m a doctor. If someone has a {yootooltip title=[pain]} pain: dor {/yootooltip}, I try to diagnose the problem.”

Wilde has also starred in films such as Turistas, Tron: Legacy and The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe. Recently {yootooltip title=[she has been very busy]} she has been very busy: ela está muito atarefada {/yootooltip}. She returned to co-star in House. There is Cowboys and Aliens. And she stars in {yootooltip title=[ upcoming ]} upcoming: próximos, que estão para estrear {/yootooltip} films, including the {yootooltip title=[ sci-fi ]} sci-fi (science fiction): ficção científica {/yootooltip} movie In Time, a romantic comedy The Change-Up, and a {yootooltip title=[thriller]} thriller: filme de suspense {/yootooltip}, Blackbird.

Do you have a problem smiling for photographs? Wilde has a brilliant suggestion. Imagine someone {yootooltip title=[ punches ]} punches: dando um soco {/yootooltip} you in the stomach. The result is a {yootooltip title=[grimace]} grimace: careta {/yootooltip}, that really does look like a smile. Don’t imagine an extremely hard punch! Perhaps Prince William used the technique at his recent wedding, but the memory of the punch became distant, and his smile slowly lost focus.

Her grandfather, Claud Cockburn (1904-81), was a famous {yootooltip title=[ left-wing ]} left-wing: de esquerda {/yootooltip} journalist. He wrote for the London Times as a foreign correspondent. He also wrote {yootooltip title=[novels]} novels: romances {/yootooltip}, including {yootooltip title=[Beat the Devil]} Beat the Devil: Vença o Diabo {/yootooltip}. He was briefly married to Jean Ross, a writer and actress. Ross famously met Christopher Isherwood in 1930s Berlin. She was a cabaret singer. In fact, she was the inspiration for Sally Bowles in Isherwood’s 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin. Liza Minnelli starred as Sally Bowles in the 1973 movie Cabaret.

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