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You may know her as Thirteen on 'House,' but Olivia Wilde has been busy with a host of other projects that are taking her into new territory. She recently worked with Jeff Bridges on the sequel 'Tron Legacy.' which is due out late next year, and currently appears in 'Fix,' an independent film co-starring her husband Tao Ruspoli and Shawn Andrews (of 'Dazed and Confused' fame).

Inspired by an actual day that co-star/director Ruspoli experienced with his real-life brother, 'Fix' stars Andrews as a heroin addict who, assisted by his filmmaker brother (Ruspoli) and his wife (Wilde), has one day to raise $5,000 to get into rehab by that night or face a jail term of three years.

Despite playing opposite and being directed by her real-life spouse, Wilde found the experience to be fun. "When you know someone so well you have a really quick line of communication, and I found that made everything run really smoothly," the actress explains. "Hopefully when you love someone you really trust them, and the best thing is to be able to trust your director. That's the ideal for an actor. I thought it was really great." You may know her as Thirteen on 'House,' but Olivia Wilde has been busy with a host of other projects that are taking her into new territory. She recently worked with Jeff Bridges on the sequel 'Tron Legacy.' which is due out late next year, and currently appears in 'Fix,' an independent film co-starring her husband Tao Ruspoli and Shawn Andrews (of 'Dazed and Confused' fame).

Inspired by an actual day that co-star/director Ruspoli experienced with his real-life brother, 'Fix' stars Andrews as a heroin addict who, assisted by his filmmaker brother (Ruspoli) and his wife (Wilde), has one day to raise $5,000 to get into rehab by that night or face a jail term of three years.

Despite playing opposite and being directed by her real-life spouse, Wilde found the experience to be fun. "When you know someone so well you have a really quick line of communication, and I found that made everything run really smoothly," the actress explains. "Hopefully when you love someone you really trust them, and the best thing is to be able to trust your director. That's the ideal for an actor. I thought it was really great."

"It was the closest I've ever been to material because I knew the day it was based on and knew the person so well, but I feel that we responsibly represented that real day and that real person," believes Wilde. "It has been really interesting to go around the world and have these audiences respond so much to the idea of addiction within the family and trying to force someone you love to do something that they may not want to do. It's a universal theme, even though it was a very personal story."

When asked about working on 'Tron Legacy' and with star Jeff Bridges, Wilde replied: "Amazing. Very different from 'Fix'! There's such a cone of silence around 'Tron,' but it'll be fun to watch. That was also an amazing honor, to be able to carry on a legacy like 'Tron.'. I don't think diehard fans will be disappointed. I think they will be very happy with what we did." And don't just expect eye candy from 'Tron.' "There's a real story. It's going to look cool, but that's not all."

Beyond these projects, Wilde also hopes to work one day in Ireland, where she also has citizenship. "Right now I'm trying to put together an Irish film," she reveals. "I really want to make a film in Ireland and really want to work with Irish actors. I went to the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and fell in love with the way that Irish people approach theater and approach the arts. It's my dream to go back there and do a film and do a play and really join the artistic community there. It's my ultimate dream."