Believing he would be forgotten, Keats had insisted his nameless epitaph read: "Here lies one/whose name was writ in water.""Only the really young are fearless, have the optimism, the romanticism to take unimaginable risks," Wilde says.

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"I grew up being told by my parents each time they went off to war that they may explode, so I needed to know how things like the gadgets in the kitchen worked," Wilde says. My parents said marrying was an optimistic thing to do in pessimistic times."That battlefront mentality bears more than passing resemblance to Wilde's tackling of Hollywood (she deferred Bard College to do so).

"It was helpful to have the confidence of youth that came from a lack of desperation.

I thought, If I don't succeed I'll go back to school and study." Taken on by casting director Mali Finn, Wilde sorted headshots and made coffee until Finn eventually suggested — "probably just as a favor to me" — that Wilde, a veteran of theater camps and school plays, audition for her.

Early on, Wilde played a pornographer's daughter in a short-lived .

"It was the worst thing you've ever seen in your life," Wilde says vehemently. All actors should experience public failure."By now we are sitting in La Campana, which bills itself as Rome's oldest restaurant, surrounded by Italians rather than tourists and being served by a waiter who appears disdainful of our dining choices, second glasses of Prosecco, and shaky Italian.

Attacking a plate of pasta with artichokes, Wilde continues, "It took me back to square one.

I was only 19, but I never took the bullshit that surrounds the business seriously again. It was false love, fickle, I will never fall prey to it."Best friend and actress Megalyn Echikunwoke, who met Wilde in those early days in L.

Last week, Olivia shared a photo of her son Otis to her one million Instagram followers while they admired a furry friend, captioning the picture: 'This was big deal.

He was joined by actor and former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle, as well as singer David Cook, comedy writer Robert Smigel, actor Adam Scott, former KC Royals pitcher Bret Saberhagen, singer Chris Daughtry, James Marsden, former Freaks & Geeks actor Samm Levine and comedian David Koechner.