Olivia Wilde, who appears in the new R-rated romantic comedy film, "The Change-Up" and the recent sci-fi flick "Cowboys & Aliens," says she feels "really lucky" because she has gotten to the point where she can be "really picky" regarding her future projects.
The comedy, which hit theaters on Friday, August 5, depicts the hijinks that ensue after a married man, played by Jason Bateman, switches bodies with his single best friend, portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, so that he can pursue his hot co-worker, played by Wilde. Leslie Mann portrays Bateman's character's wife and mother of his baby.
"I feel really lucky right now because this is the point where I get to be really picky and just enjoy where I am now," Wilde, 27, told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the recent premiere for the movie. "I can also do other things, I'm directing and producing and that's really wonderful for me. I feel very lucky."
Wilde said she was howling when she read the script for "The Change-Up."
"The script made me howl - it's so funny," Wilde said. "When you put people like Ryan and Jason in a movie like this, it does not disappoint. They're outrageous and they're fearless and that's why it works."
"The Change-Up," a play on the name of a popular baseball pitch, is rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use.
Wilde is known for more dramatic roles. She currently stars as Dr. Remy "Thirteen' Hadley on the FOX medical show "House M.D." Wilde also appeared alongside Jeff Bridges in the 2010 sci-fi film "TRON: Legacy" and stars opposite Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in the movie "Cowboys & Aliens," which was released on July 29.
Reporting by Jacob Burch, special correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).Check out a trailer for "The Change-Up" below.