Wilde, the 32-year-old star of HBO’s “Vinyl” — a new series Scorsese executive produced and directed — discussed the casting feedback while appearing on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show on Tuesday.
“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.'”
Wilde continued: “I want to make a translation sheet for Hollywood that’s all the feedback your agents give you and what it really means.”
She didn’t specifically state whether or not the role was the one 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 casting 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.
Listen to the interview below: