Olivia is the cover star of Vogue‘s January 2022 issue! Check out the photoshoot and interview below.
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It’s a shining late September morning in Los Angeles and Olivia Wilde is sitting, cross-legged, in front of a bunch of bare butts. Male butts, to be exact: smooth and shapely and dripping with water as the men they belong to emerge from a swimming pool in the black-and-white photograph that is on the wall of her sunny living room. “This is how we want them,” Wilde deadpans from her perch on a mustard-colored velvet sofa.
Wilde, who has spent her nearly two-decade-long acting career as an object of male veneration, knows a thing or two about the rewards, and the risks, of being subjected to a prurient, if admiring, gaze. She can count, among her myriad accomplishments, winning the “hottest Olivia” accolade in Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards in 2010; lately, she’s been under the public microscope alongside her beau, Harry Styles, who, on the day of my visit, is off trotting the globe for his Love On Tour concerts. This house is a respite from all that scrutiny. When Wilde rented it this past spring, it had already been furnished in a precisely curated, Instagrammable style; we might be in a Design Within Reach catalog. So Wilde can’t take credit for the cheeky art selection or the cheerful, modern decor, or for the sumptuous backyard pool that beckons from every angle of the first floor. Nor, she laughingly assures me, is she responsible for the two unseasonal gingerbread houses displayed on the kitchen counter, which are the handiwork of her kids, Otis, seven, and Daisy, five, whom she shares with her ex-fiancé, Jason Sudeikis.