Movie It Girl of 2010-11, Olivia Wilde was once a lowly television actress who got her start as the better half of the Romeo and Juliet love story in the not-porn porn drama “Skin,” and then proceeded to make out with Mischa Barton for a baker’s dozen episode stint on “The O.C.” Her big break came as a character who was mostly only identified as an arbitrary number on “House M.D.,” bestowed upon her by the show’s titular Sherlock Holmes rip-off. Really, that lack of character definition probably just accentuated her overall Olivia Wilde-ness enough to get her noticed by the big boys of Hollywood, who began casting her in so many movies that she needed to leave the series just to keep from laughing in Hugh Laurie’s face every time he tried to be super serious.
I assume. I’ve never watched “House” and only know Laurie from BBC’s “Black Adder,” where his usual performance was… markedly different. If I’m being honest, I only wanted to report on Wilde’s return to “House” for the series finale on May 21 so I could have an excuse to do a Google Image search for her. After all, I punished myself scouring the web for those JGL images on Monday. It’s only fair I get to reward myself (and you, of course) with “Olvia+Wilde+13” today. I think you’ll agree.
Also, I feel I should note that there are shockingly few images of Ms. Wilde in-character on the original search page. I don’t know, it just seemed important to mention for some reason:
Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). He thinks Wilde’s Baroness in The Ballad of G.I. Joe might be the best thing to happen in the history of ever.