This is a wild long shot, but all this weeks TRON LEGACY viral activities has FilmEdge thinking conspiriatorially.
In case you didn’t see it, TRON LEGACY star Olivia Wilde appeared on tonight’s installment of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO — and indeed, she held her own with aplomb in the hour-long discussion on politics, the health care summit and many topics. If Wilde invested such intelligence, insights and humor into playing Quorra, she’ll be a knockout in the role on multiple levels!
Since Maher’s show is broadcast live each Friday, that means Olivia is in Los Angeles tonight. As we all know, there is an exclusive TRON LEGACY IMAX preview event for fans on Saturday . . . in Los Angeles. Coincidence?
Quite possibly. Wilde lives and works in the LA area for her series House M.D. and film projects, so it’s nothing specifically telling that she’s in town.
But on the other hand . . . FilmEdge wouldn’t have guessed that Real Time with Bill Maher would be an obvious choice for Olivia to appear “promoting” the film (since she was introduced as starring in TRON LEGACY). No mention was made of the film in typical ‘talk show’ terms, and Wilde was clearly speaking her own mind as an individual, not as an actress nor a representative of TRON. Which leaves no apparent relation to Olivia appearing on Maher’s show but the timing.
Coincidence? Who can say? We’ll find out tomorrow at LA’s IMAX event! But if by some slim chance Olivia Wilde does make an appearance, remember you heard it here speculatively and first!
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