Marriage split has made me better actress: Olivia Wilde

Last Updated: Jul 15, 2011, 12:41 PM IST

London: Actress Olivia Wilde says she credits her marriage split for making her a "better actress" because the emotional turmoil has made her more compassionate.

"It makes you a more empathetic person, and I think it`s made me a better actress. Weakness is something we don`t like to admit we have. We hold it against people, until we experience it, and then we feel more compassion for it," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.

"David Shore, who created (TV drama) `House`, said, `You should get divorced every year; your acting`s never been better`," she said.

The 27-year-old filed for divorce from filmmaker husband Tao Ruspoli early this year. The couple had been together since she was 18, eloping just six months after they met.

Tao, the son of Italian aristocrat Prince Alessandro Ruspoli, and Olivia married in an abandoned school bus in rural Virginia with just two witnesses to the ceremony.

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