Wilde, a 32-year-old actress currently starring on HBO's "Vinyl" — a new series Scorsese executive produced and directed — discussed the casting feedback while appearing on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show.
"The funniest thing I heard recently was I had heard for a part that I was too sophisticated. I was like, 'Oh, that sounds nice.' I like that feedback. I didn't get the part, but I'm a very sophisticated person," she said. "And then I found out later that they actually said 'old.'"
"I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that's all the feedback your agents give you and what it really means," Wilde continued.
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She didn't specifically state whether or not the role was the one that was played by Margot Robbie, but did say the 25-year-old actress "kicked so much ass in the movie."
"The second I don't get a role, it's dead to me," Wilde said, and pointed out that her audition for the 2013 Oscar-nominated financial corruption comedy led to her being cast by Scorsese in "Vinyl."
"It shows that if you don't get something — job interview, whatever you do for a living — it might lead to something else," she said.
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