flashback friday: all about olivia
reread olivia wilde's august 2011 cover story!
January 03 2014
Our weekly Flashback Friday just got a whole lot cooler. We're still posting some of our favorite covers from past issues of NYLON, but now you can go even more in-depth with our faves by reading the cover stories in their entirety! Yep--consider this your really rad trip down memory lane. This week takes us to August '11, when our cover star, Olivia Wilde, showed off her bowling skills (or lack thereof) and chatted about her movie Cowboys & Aliens and dating annoyances. Really awesome movie stars: they''e just like us? Check out the full article below and the photos in the gallery.
-- she mimes flipping through a script, aghast-- "me and a bunch of dudes! Me and a bunch of dudes! Now I want the ladies!"
This un-pampered, rough-and-ready demeanor isn't something Wilde just turns on for the cameras. Unlike the standard-issue Hollywood humanitarian who tears up in PSAs, Wilde began volunteering in Haiti long before the headline-grabbing earthquake as a director of Artists for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization focused on improving education and health for Haitians. She wears a green and blue woven bracelet with apj embroidered on it and all but beams when I ask her about her time in Haiti. She first went there when she was three years old after her mother had done an exposé on the country's military for CBS. "It stuck with me in a really profound way," she says. "I drew images of Haiti for years." Wilde returned to Haiti in 2008 and when Paul Haggis (who directed her in the film The Next Three Days) decided to start APJ, Wilde immediately signed on.