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Olivia Wilde: Bundled Up in the Big Apple

Posted Monday November 19, 2012 2:38 PM GMT

Chasing away the autumn chill, Olivia Wilde took a brisk stroll through the West Village of New York City today (November 19).

The former “House” actress donned a down-filled coat teamed with a warm-looking scarf and knee-high brown boots as she took care of some errands.

In a recent interview, Olivia confessed that while she’s widely considered one of Tinseltown’s hottest ladies, she hasn’t always been okay with her appearance.

Of her experience as a casting assistant back in the day, Wilde recalled, "I remember an actress coming in wearing a too-short dress. And after she left, [the casting guy] said, 'Why was she wearing that dress? She's a joke, I'm not meeting with her ever again.' And this girl was never heard from again. A few days later, I was going for an audition and I was wearing this huge cashmere turtleneck and pants, thinking I looked very 'executive'. As I was walking out of the office, Mali said, 'Olivia, what are you wearing?' I said I was going to a meeting, and she said, 'Oh! You can't wear that! You have to wear something tight and sexy.'"

"I had just learned this lesson of this actress who wore the short skirt and now her career is over. So she said, 'You're going to meet a male executive. You have to learn this game, you have to learn when to use sexuality and beauty and appearance in general, and when it's inappropriate.' (It was my) first kind of dunk into the world of Hollywood. It gives you this idea of the contradiction that exists, really in all fields."

Enjoy the pictures of Olivia Wilde out in NYC (November 19).

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