VIDEO: Olivia Wilde on Her "Strange" Striptease Scene in 'The Change-Up'

The actress talks to iVillage about her awkward scene and the most absurd fake dating story she's heard about herself!

 

Since separating from husband Tao Ruspoli in February, Olivia Wilde has been linked in the press to Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Ryan Reynolds. Is it even possible for Wilde to have been spotted with all these suitors in that time? Wilde cleared up some of the dating rumors to iVillage correspondent Kristyn Burtt.

"I heard that I went on a date in a restaurant where I've never been, so I wondered who it was at that restaurant who looks like me," says Wilde. "I think I must have a twin somewhere. I just hope she's having fun, but I hope she doesn't do anything too stupid."

Wilde's career is too valuable right now for a phantom twin to create drama! The 27-year-old appears in The Change-Up (opening Aug. 5) alongside Reynolds and Jason Bateman. Thanks to her funny costars, she had to learn quickly how to keep a straight face in some awkward situations.

"We had some moments, particularly when I was kind of half-naked during my striptease scene and we had both Ryan and Jason in the scene," tells Wilde. "They had to keep switching out during shooting and I was like 'This is a strange experience.'"

Wilde is no stranger to playing powerful female characters: She was plucky doctor Thirteen in House M.D. and plays a secretive cowgirl in Cowboys & Aliens. For her role of Sabrina in The Change-Up, Wilde wanted to take the character beyond the stereotype of the female romantic lead and give her more realistic traits.

"I wanted her to be atypical, I wanted her to be complex," she says. "She's really powerful, smart and professional, but she's also really wild, sexy and fun. I think that many of us women have both of those sides to us, and often we're not really depicted that way."

Watch our exclusive video interview to hear Wilde dish about acting alongside some of Hollywood's hottest leading men and what it was like working with her goofball costars in The Change-Up.

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