Olivia Wilde has said spoken of her battle for the role of magician's assistant in comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Olivia said: "I fought hard, I auditioned, I didn't think I was going to get it.
"I thought they would hire a real comedian, but it's such a blast to be able to play a female magician, because hopefully young women who are interested in magic will see the film and maybe become inspired."
And the star, 29, has picked up a party trick after learning to do real magic for the film.
"I did learn how to make a dollar bill levitate. It takes a little bit of set-up time so it's not the greatest party trick, but one day I feel like it will come in handy."