Olivia Wilde is Making Waves in Hollywood

Some actresses explode upon the Hollywood scene like fireworks – lighting up the firmament with fire, then imploding to fade away like smoke. Olivia Wilde hasn’t attained the star power of Angelina Jolie or Scarlett Johansson. But her star is rising steadily.

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Wilde first came into our living rooms in her recurring role as Alex Kelly on the teen drama television series “The O.C.” (2004–2005). In September 2007, she joined the cast of the medical drama television series “House,” playing Remy “Thirteen” Hadley, a bisexual internist with Huntington’s Disease.

Wilde Exits “House” to Pursue Films

In 2011, Wilde left “House” to further pursue her film career. Her character returned for the series finale in 2012 for two episodes. While her acting career since then has been a mixed bag, Wilde has gained increasing respect and power in Hollywood as a film director.

Olivia Wilde as Remy
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A major turning point in Wilde’s career came in 2019. Wilde became interested in directing “Booksmart,” an independent coming-of-age film with a twist. The movie was based on a screenplay by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman.

Wilde’s Input Changes “Booksmart”

Wilde’s input was critical as the original screenplay morphed from a “two girls seek dates for the prom” premise to a more interesting concept. Susanna Fogel revised the screenplay in 2014 and rewrote one lead character as a lesbian. The screenplay had been circulating since 2009.

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Following the revisions, Annapurna Pictures purchased the screenplay and approached Gloria Sanchez Productions to produce it. Fogel cast Kaitlyn Dever in the lead role. After Fogel was fired during pre-production, Gloria Sanchez’ Jessica Elbaum pitched the screenplay to Wilde, who read the screenplay and two days later expressed admiration for it.

What if They Did High School Wrong?

Megan Ellison, Chelsea Bernard, David Distenfeld, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Elbaum would serve as producers on the film. Katie Silberman was hired for more revisions in spring 2018, and as she updated the story, she explored a new concept: What if the two friends realized they did high school all wrong?

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What if they realized that everyone they thought just partied and wasted their high-school years was going to Ivy League schools just like them? According to Silberman, “Olivia’s mantra to all of us was that high school is war.” Wilde also envisioned “a drug trip where the girls turned into Barbie dolls.”

Feldstein Nominated for Golden Globe

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 10, 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States by United Artists on May 24, 2019. It received acclaim from critics and grossed $25 million. Feldstein was nominated for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.

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“Booksmart” was included on 68 critics’ top-ten lists, and on two lists was ranked in first place. Although Wilde has continued to act, the success of “Booksmart” has propelled her seriously into directing. Her current project, “Don’t Worry Darling,” is slated for release in September 2022.

Wilde To Direct Marvel Franchise Film

But the real buzz started in 2021 when Sony announced that Wilde was preparing to direct a Marvel franchise entry. EW has confirmed that the actress and director signed on to develop an untitled Marvel movie for the studio. Details are currently being kept under wraps.

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According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Wilde’s film will feature a female character — and that character might be Spider-Woman. Wilde will direct and co-write the film with her writing partner Katie Silberman. She also teased the news on Twitter with an appropriately arachnid emoji.

Will it Be Spider-Woman?

Sony has the rights to a vast stable of Marvel Comics characters, and Wilde’s film will join a growing roster of Sony superhero movies that includes “Venom,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and the upcoming “Morbius.” Sony still shares custody of “Spider-Man” with Disney.

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If Wilde’s film does turn out to be about Spider-Woman, we’ll have to wait and see exactly which iteration of the character it will be. In the comics, several different women have suited up over the years under that name, including Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, and Julia Carpenter.

More Wilde Films in the Pipeline

Wilde has already directed “Wake Up,” a short film starring Margaret Qualley. Her director’s career is clearly on the upswing as she is scheduled to direct “Perfect,” a biopic about gymnast Kerri Strug for Searchlight Pictures, and an as-yet-untitled holiday-comedy film for Universal Pictures.

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Wilde has credited Reed Morano, the first woman to direct her in a movie (2015’s “Meadowland”), as an inspiration for moving behind the camera. Wilde told Den of Geek that Morano was a constant source of support and inspiration to her while making “Booksmart.”

Born into a Literary Family

Wilde admitted she spoke with Reed every day during production and confessed her mentor was a bit jealous that Wilde was able to snag a high school flick the first time out of the gate. Still, Wilde says Morano helped her use the lessons of female friendship to enrich the movie.

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Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City on March 10, 1984, to a family immersed in media and literature. Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn (née Redlich), is a journalist and American producer on “60 Minutes.” Her father, Andrew Cockburn, is also a journalist.

Grandfather a Novelist and Journalist

Wilde’s grandfather is British novelist and journalist Claud Cockburn. Her uncles, Alexander and Patrick Cockburn, also worked as journalists and her aunt, Sarah Caudwell, was a popular writer of legal mysteries. Writer Christopher Hitchens was the Cockburn family’s tenant in Washington, D.C., and served as Wilde’s babysitter.

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Wilde grew up in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., while spending summers at Ardmore in Ireland. She attended private school at Georgetown Day School in Washington, D.C., and boarding school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating in 2002.

Name Change to Honor Oscar Wilde

Wilde changed her surname while in high school to honor the writers in her family, many of whom used pen names. Her mother had suggested an Irish name. Olivia was playing Gwendolyn in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the time and so loved the play that she adopted the playwright’s name as her own.

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Many of Wilde’s family members are as colorful as her namesake. The Cockburns descend from the lawyer, judge, and literary figure Henry Cockburn, Lord Cockburn. One of Wilde’s great-great-grandfathers, Henry Arthur Blake, was governor of Hong Kong.

Ancestor Helped Burn Washington

Wilde is related to George Cockburn, who was responsible for burning down Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. Wilde’s ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Manx, and Scottish. She is also of 1/64th Sephardic Jewish descent through her great-great-great-great-grandfather, Ralph Bernal (1783–1854), a British Whig politician and actor.

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Before her career kicked off, Wilde married Italian filmmaker and musician Tao Ruspoli, a member of the aristocratic Ruspoli family, on June 7, 2003. She was 19 years old. They were married in Washington, Virginia, on a school bus with only a pair of witnesses.

Married in an Abandoned School Bus

She later said the wedding occurred in an abandoned school bus because it was the only place where they could be completely alone, as the marriage was a secret at the time. On February 8, 2011, she and Ruspoli announced that they were separating.

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Wilde filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 3, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The divorce was finalized on September 29, 2011. Wilde did not seek spousal support, and the pair reached a private agreement on property division.

Two Children with Jason Sudeikis

Wilde began dating American actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis in November 2011. They became engaged in January 2013 but never married. They have two children together, a son, Otis, born in 2014, and a daughter, Daisy, born in 2016. Their relationship ended in November 2020, but they share joint custody of their children.

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A source told People Magazine that the couple separated at the beginning of the year. It’s been amicable, and they’ve transitioned into a great co-parenting routine. The source confirmed that the children are the priority and the heart of the family’s relationship.

Olivia is Wild About Harry

Wilde’s latest love is singer Harry Styles, who she cast in her sophomore directing venture, “Don’t Worry Darling.” The film is a psychological thriller starring Florence Pugh and Styles as Alice and Jack, a young couple who join a utopian community in the 1950s California desert.

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Wilde serves as a director on the project, with a screenplay from Katie Silberman, based on an original script by the VanDyke brothers. She also has a small acting role. Wilde had shortlisted Styles to play Jack after admiring his performance in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

Pandemic Changes the Dynamic

But his tour conflicted with the scheduled shoot, and Shia LaBeouf was cast in the role. Then came the pandemic. Live music was canceled; Styles became available, and Wilde, whose team had reportedly clashed with LaBeouf before filming began, brought Styles in to take over.

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Because of COVID, New Line, which is producing the film, suggested delaying production a year, but Wilde fought to get started as soon as possible. After a six-month delay, filming had to pause twice, each time for a two-week stretch, when someone on set tested positive for COVID.

Keeping Their Relationship, a Secret

Pictures of Styles and Wilde holding hands on the set started appearing online in January 2021. Us Weekly reported that Wilde and Styles worked hard to keep their relationship a secret during filming. Although the small group of people who were on set with them every day eventually figured it out.

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Page 6 reported that Wilde moved out of ex-fiancé Jason Sudeikis’s house on Valentine’s Day, 2021. She was spotted unloading her luggage at 27-year-old Styles’ Hollywood Hills abode later that day. Styles and Wilde were photographed together at the same property in February.

Attended a Wedding Together

In January, Wilde and Styles reportedly were dating after the pair attended his agent Jeffrey Azoff’s wedding together. Days later, they were photographed showing PDA while out with friends in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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A year into their relationship, Wilde is still addressing the 10-year age gap between them, which would probably go unnoticed if it were the other way around. Wilde is 37; Styles is 27. Wilde told Vogue Magazine that she believes if “you’re really happy,” it doesn’t matter what strangers think.

Pair Care Deeply About One Another

She added that she is happier and healthier than she’s ever been. Last July, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the Wilde/Styles romance wasn’t just casual. The source said it is not a rebound relationship, and the pair deeply care about one another.

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Styles’ musical career began in 2010 as a solo contestant on the British music competition series “The X Factor.” He was eliminated, then brought back to join the boy band “One Direction,” which became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time before going on an indefinite hiatus in 2016.

Styles Makes Acting Debut in Dunkirk

Styles made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 war film “Dunkirk.” His performance caught Wilde’s eye, and she wanted him to play Jack in “Don’t Worry Darling.” His touring schedule at the time was an obstacle that the pandemic had resolved.

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Styles has earned two Brit Awards, a Grammy Award, an Ivor Novello Award, and an American Music Award. He is also known for his flamboyant fashion and is the first man to appear solo on the cover of Vogue magazine. He launched his cosmetics brand, Pleasing, in November 2021.

Harry Likes Older Women

Despite the current age controversy, Wilde is not the oldest woman Styles has been involved with. From November 2011 to January 2012, 17-year-old Styles dated television presenter Caroline Flack, who was fourteen years his senior. He also briefly dated American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift later in 2012.

Harry Styles poses for the 2021 GRAMMY Awards.
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The Swift/Styles breakup led to fan and media speculation about the pair writing songs about each other describing their split. From 2017 to 2018, Styles was in a relationship with French American model Camille Rowe, who inspired his 2019 album Fine Line.

Wilde’s a Pancake-Eating Champ

Wilde has a refreshingly healthy attitude to food — more concerned with looking strong than sexy. She told Women’s Health about playing hooky from school to watch cooking shows and even bragged about winning an eating contest in Australia – to the surprise of her male competitors.

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Wilde reported she ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition. She recalled beating a field of giant men who were convinced she was cheating. She added that guys are fascinated by girls who can eat.

Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity

Women are the opposite, she notes. While on a trip to Thailand with her ex-husband, Wilde got very sick with Dengue fever and dropped 15 pounds. She was really thin, she said, and the men in her life were worried about her, but the women were proud.

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Her women friends started calling it ‘the Dengue diet,’ she revealed. Wilde prefers a healthy diet and has been a pescatarian (non-meat fish eater) since 2013, although she has been both vegan and vegetarian at different times. She was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010.

Wilde’s Mom Runs for Congress

While Wilde’s family are largely journalists, they are also politically active, and she has inherited that activism gene. Her mom, award-winning journalist Leslie Cockburn, was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. She announced her candidacy in July 2017.

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Cockburn secured a large majority of delegates over several rival candidates for the nomination in May 2018 at the district Democratic convention to succeed the outgoing Republican representative, Tom Garrett. She lost to Republican nominee Denver Riggleman in the general election; Riggleman garnered 165,339 votes (53.2%) to Cockburn’s 145,040 (46.7%). Five hundred forty-seven votes (0.2%) were cast as write-ins.

Cockburn Pioneer at Yale

Cockburn was a pioneer in other ways: she was in the second class of women ever allowed at Yale. As a journalist, she created documentaries (alongside her husband, Andrew Cockburn, Olivia Wilde’s dad) for PBS’s “Frontline,” “ABC News,” and “60 Minutes” on some pretty intense subjects, including how the CIA encouraged drug trafficking, the U.S.’s covert support of the Khmer Rouge, and the Taliban.

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Wilde herself campaigned with actors Justin Long and her then-current “House” castmate Kal Penn in support of the Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. Wilde was a supporter of the youth voter organization, 18 in ’08. She served on their advisory council and appeared in a PSA which encouraged youth to vote in the 2008 election.

Wilde Supports Fair Food Campaign

She appeared in the MoveOn.org mock-PSA “supporting” the rights of the healthcare insurance industry. Wilde was praised by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a farmworkers’ union, for supporting the Fair Foods campaign.

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Wilde is one of the board of directors at Artists for Peace and Justice, which provides education and health services in Haiti, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Wilde is a celebrity influencer/activist for RYOT, a Los Angeles-based media company.

Introduced Hillary Clinton at NYC Event

On June 30, 2015, she introduced Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a campaign event in New York City. Wilde starred in a PSA released on March 21, 2016, for World Down Syndrome Day, alongside 19-year-old Anna Rose from New Jersey, who has Down Syndrome.

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Wilde is widely known as a feminist. In 2013, she appeared in a video clip for Gucci’s “Chime for Change” campaign that aims to raise awareness and funds for women’s issues in terms of education, health, and justice. She participated in the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles.

Fighting in Heels – A Real Challenge

Wilde’s trajectory is astonishing in light of her lackluster film career. While still starring in “House,” she appeared in the 2009 comedy film “Year One” as Princess Inanna. She starred in Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” (2010) as Quorra, which required her to fight in heels – a challenge to any woman.

Olivia Wilde as Quorra in Tron: Legacy.
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Rather than complaining, she rose to the challenge (no pun intended). She later explained that she wanted to show the character to be as strong as possible, and she did as many of the fighting stunts herself as she could. She admitted that running in heels wasn’t easy, nor was kicking in heels, but it created a worse-ass character.

Based Character on Joan of Arc

Wilde utilized her Tron outfit to get into character. She explained that the black and white jumpsuit was like armor for her. To research Quorra, Wilde focused on the historical figure Joan of Arc, who fought in chainmail from head to toe.

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Wilde starred in “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011) as Ella Swensen, who works with other characters to save the earth from evil aliens. She also starred in the comedy “The Change-Up” (2011). She was also in the films “In Time” (2011), “On the Inside” (2011), and “Butter” (2011).

Brand Ambassador for Revlon

In 2011, Wilde became a global brand ambassador for the cosmetic company Revlon, which featured her in their commercials. In 2012, She starred in the films “People Like Us” (2012), “Third Person” (2012), “The Words” (2012), and as Liza in “Deadfall.”

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“Deadfall” was one of the more interesting entries, a thriller about two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist and their unlikely reunion during another family’s Thanksgiving celebration.

Wilde Exposes Struggles of Nairobi Women

In 2012, Wilde was featured in the PBS docuseries “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” which was inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name. The docuseries follows Wilde as she learns of the struggles women face in Nairobi, Kenya.

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In 2013, Wilde had a supporting role as magician assistant Jane in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” (2013). She also played Suzy Miller in the biographical drama “Rush” (2013), about James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and had a starring role in the film “Her” (2013), which received accolades from the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

Better Life Through Chemistry Joyride

Wilde starred as Elizabeth Roberts, a trophy-wife customer who enters a strait-laced pharmacist’s life and takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs, and possibly murder in “Better Living Through Chemistry” (2014). She starred as Beatrice Fairbanks in “The Longest Week” (2014), as the middle of a love triangle between an affluent drifter and his best friend.

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Wilde starred in the thriller “The Lazarus Effect” (2015) as Zoe, a medical researcher who is accidentally killed, then revived with a miraculous serum that has unfortunate side effects. Wilde also starred in and produced the drama “Meadowland,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 17, 2015. She played Eleanor in “Love the Coopers,” also in 2015.

Re-Teams with Morano for Music Video

In 2016, Wilde teamed up with Morano to direct a music video for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. She then worked with the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, directing the music video for their song “Dark Necessities.”

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Wilde starred as Devon Finestra in HBO’s rock ‘n’ roll drama television series, “Vinyl” in 2016. Also, in 2016, Wilde directed an acclaimed live table reading of “Hannah and Her Sisters” at The New York Times’s Center Theatre. The cast included Wilde as Hannah.

Broadway Debut in 1984

In 2017, Wilde made her Broadway debut portraying the role of Julia in 1984. Julia is the love interest of Winston Smith. She is not given a name in George Orwell’s book that opened at the Hudson Theatre in New York City on June 22 for a limited run until October 8, 2017.

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In May 2017, Wilde continued her documentary production. Her documentary short, “Fear Us Women,” follows Canadian civilian Hanna Bohman, who has spent the last three years in Syria as a volunteer soldier battling ISIS. As a member of the YPJ, an all-female Kurdish army, Hanna gives an inside look at the women fighting for liberation in Syria.

“Life Itself” Tanks at Box Office

In 2018, Wilde appeared in two films: “A Vigilante” and “Life Itself.” “Life Itself” was released on September 21, 2018 but received negative reviews from critics and performed poorly at the box office.

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After her success directing “Booksmart,” Wilde continued her acting career, playing Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs in a Clint Eastwood-produced film about Richard Jewell, the security guard who alerted police to a bomb during the Atlanta Olympics. Scruggs died in 2001.

Portrayal of Scruggs Panned

The film was criticized for depicting Scruggs as offering to trade sex with an FBI agent in return for confidential information. The editor-in-chief of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution wrote in an open letter that this depicted incident was “entirely false and malicious.”

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The newspaper’s employees demanded the film have a prominent disclaimer that “some events were imagined for dramatic purposes and artistic license.” The film was accused of perpetuating a sexist trope of women journalists exchanging sex for information.

Wilde Accuses Critical of Double Standard

Wilde defended her role and stated that there was a sexist double standard in that Jon Hamm’s FBI agent character was not held to the same scrutiny. In response, commentators noted that Wilde’s character was based on a real person, whereas the FBI agent was an amalgamation of multiple characters from the original script.

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Wilde has continued to actively write and produce documentary films. She has served as executive producer for other documentary short films, including “The Rider and the Storm” in 2013 about Timmy Brennan, a New York ironworker from Breezy Point, Queens, who lost everything he owned when Hurricane Sandy hit, and 2015’s “Body Team 12.”

Short Nominated for Oscar

The film follows the team tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak. The film went on to win Best Documentary Short at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 88th Academy Awards.

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Wilde says she will continue to act even while her directing career ramps up. She told the New York Times she is optimistic about her career trajectory, keeping those experiences close to her heart. She added that she is “too old to act dumb anymore” as she looks ahead to more challenging roles.

Not Pushing Her Children into Boxes

Even while speculation swirls around Wilde’s relationship with Harry Styles, her children remain her focus. Wilde opened up about not pushing her children toward society’s gender expectations. She spoke to Beanie Feldstein about the children in a cover interview for In Style’s Badass Women issue.

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She reported that encourages Otis and Daisy to embrace their unique personalities instead of feeling pressured to act a certain way because of their gender. Referring to the Disney movie “Frozen,” Wilde noted there’s still an awful lot out there that’s encouraging young women to make themselves the weaker sex.

Creating a Safe Zone of Support

She confided her role is to be a safe zone of support that’ll hopefully counteract how society will affect them. Having a daughter, she added, has made her notice how women are born with an incredible amount of strength, but society quickly pushes them to assume the more feminine role.

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Daisy is the inspiration behind Wilde’s “Daisy Chain,” a concept “about wanting to lift each other up” that she celebrates “because, for a long-time, women have been told that in order to succeed, we have to push people out of the way.”