Olivia Wilde slams GQ for saying she is too sexy to play a journalist

Olivia Wilde isn't too pretty to be smart. The "Third Person" star took issue with a GQ writer who accused her of being too beautiful to portray the journalist she plays in the film.

"She's supposed to be a writer too, but your belief in that won't outlast Wilde scampering naked through hotel corridors once [Liam] Neeson playfully locks her out of his room," Tom Carson wrote. "With that tush, who'd need to be literate? Who'd want to?"

The 30-year-old actress responded on Twitter with some quick wit:

Both the author and the magazine have since apologized, but they should have known Wilde wouldn't take a comment like that sitting down. Here are a number of other moments in which the actress has exercised her intellectual prowess:

When she was reading two books at once...
Back in 2009, New York magazine spent some time with Wilde and discovered she was reading two books at the same time (Philip Gourevitch’s "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families" and Adam Hochschild’s "King Leopold’s Ghost") as research for her role in "TRON: Legacy."

When she paid homage to Gloria Steinem...
In 2012, Wilde revealed that she pulled out of the Linda Lovelace biopic because of her reputation as a sexy star (the role would eventually go to Amanda Seyfried). "I would like to play roles that are in no way sexualized. But I'm not apologizing for it either," Wild said in GQ U.K. "I do subscribe, in part, to the Gloria Steinem view of sexuality -- there's nothing about it that makes you less of a feminist."

When she quoted filmmaker Frederico Fellini...
In 2013, The Vine interviewed Wilde about her role in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and the actress compared the competition in magic to that in Hollywood. "I think it was Fellini who said send them my script see if they can direct it like me," she said.

When she got giddy over Oscar Wilde...
In an interview with Marie Claire in 2013, Wilde couldn't quite recall who said the words, "Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience." But she was later "thrilled" to find out it was the other Wilde who came up with it. "Fantastic, no?"

Wilde is certainly no dummy!

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