Olivia Wilde inspired by Kristen Wiig

March 4th, 2012

Olivia Wilde ''worships'' Kristen Wiig.

The 'TRON: Legacy' actress is a huge fan of the 'Bridesmaids' actress because she proves it is possible to be sexy as well as funny.

Talking about her new role in comedy 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' - which also stars Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi - Olivia said: ''I auditioned for it, which I love. You feel more secure. I competed against some wonderful comedians - real comedians - and was this wild card. I know Steve Carell, who's producing the film, didn't expect anything from me. I don't see why sexuality and comedy have to be mutually exclusive. That's a tragic concept when it comes to women - you can be sexy and funny. I think Kristen Wiig is the perfect example; she's quirky and nerdy and, like, 'I'm a f***ing sexbomb but also the funniest person you've ever met.' And I worship her for that.''

Olivia is also keen to shake off her sex symbol image and may not be so open with her sexuality in the future.

The 27-year-old beauty told GQ magazine: ''I was very sexually mature at a very young age. I was very comfortable with it, and once someone hears a young woman speaking candidly about sexuality, it's like, 'Whoa!' You get labelled.''