'House star' Olivia Wilde talks fame, 'Fix' and her Irish pride


“Also, when you love someone hopefully it means that you really trust them and the best thing is to be able to trust your director -- that’s an ideal for an actor. So I thought it was actually really great.”

The pair came up with the idea for “Fix” together because they wanted to make a story based on Ruspoli’s own family. That’s how they hit on the story about his drug addicted brother, and the film follows their plans to save him.

“It was something very close to us, and I think there’s nothing more interesting than the love between siblings,” Wilde says.

“It’s a very interesting, very profound and strong bond, and his brother’s such an eccentric and fascinating character. I told Tao there must be one day in his life that you can tell the story of and he immediately remembered one. That was the story of ‘Fix.’”

For Wilde it was the closest she’s ever been to the material before and the experience was completely positive, touching on themes that Irish audiences and audiences everywhere can relate to.

Says Wilde, “It’s been really interesting to go around the world and have different audiences respond to ideas of addiction in the family, and trying to force someone you love to do something they may not want. It’s a universal theme even though it’s a very personal story.”

Meanwhile, science fiction fan boys -- and there are millions of them -- are awaiting her performance in “Tron Legacy,” the 2010 sequel to the 1981 sci-fi classic “Tron.” Wilde knows that just one word from her on the veiled-in-secrecy project lights up the web.

“I’m enjoying working on ‘Tron Legacy’ with Jeff Bridges, who is amazing. It’s very different from ‘Fix.’ It’ll be fun to watch,” she says.

“It’s an amazing honor to carry on the legacy of that film and I don’t think diehard fans will be disappointed -- they’ll be very happy with the film. It’s going to look cool but that’s not all. There’s a real story.”

“Fix” opens nationwide on Friday.