Olivia Wilde 'fought hard' for new film role

Tuesday March 19, 2013

Olivia Wilde has said spoken of her battle for the role of magician's assistant in comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Olivia said: "I fought hard, I auditioned, I didn't think I was going to get it.

"I thought they would hire a real comedian, but it's such a blast to be able to play a female magician, because hopefully young women who are interested in magic will see the film and maybe become inspired."

And the star, 29, has picked up a party trick after learning to do real magic for the film.

"I did learn how to make a dollar bill levitate. It takes a little bit of set-up time so it's not the greatest party trick, but one day I feel like it will come in handy."

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