Olivia Wilde surprised with unexpected comedy film

Mar 22, 2013, 02:17 IST | PTI

Actress Olivia Wilde was stunned to score a role in new comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" because she thought she was the "lame horse" in auditions.

The 29-year-old beauty faced stiff competition from fellow actresses Judy Greer, Jessica Biel and funnywoman Sarah Silverman for the part of magician's assistant Jane, reported Contactmusic.

Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde. Pic/Santa Banta

"It was a bit of a coup getting this role - it was intended for a comedian. My agent knew I loved comedy, but I was a long shot, the lame horse at the back," she said.

Steve Carell, who is co-producing the movie, said Wilde blew casting directors away with her performance. "Her audition was fantastic. Subtle, but full of detail. She was my immediate first choice," he said. 

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