Olivia Wilde Thanks Kanye West for Giving Her Son a ‘Good Sense of Rhythm’
”We played a lot of vinyl and [Otis] went to a lot of live shows [during my pregnancy],” Wilde, 31, told reporters at a TCA panel promoting her upcoming HBO show Vinyl.
”We went to see Kanye’s tour that year and the bass was so strong, I think that’s why Otis has such a good sense of rhythm. We can thank Kanye.”
The happy couple, who welcomed their first child together in 2014, have incorporated all things music into their lives.
”I think music has been such a huge part of my life, from the very beginning, and the same for Jason,” says Wilde. ”We want to give that same gift to Otis. And he’s already so in love with music and inspired by it.”
And although he’s only 20 months old, Otis already has his favorite artists lined up.
”He’s a huge Bruno Mars fan,” shares Wilde. “He likes anything Mark Ronson has produced. But he loves Bruno Mars, loves, loves! He loves ’Uptown Funk.’ He calls it, ‘Too Hot.’ ”
But nothing can beat the occasional kiddie tune, the actress jokes. “We love Yo Gabba Gabba!” says Wilde.
Music aside, Wilde told The Advocate in a separate interview that her greatest wish for her son is to grow up in a world free of labels — particularly those surrounding a person’s sexual preferences.
“There’s this idea that bisexuality is somehow a lie, or irresponsible because you can dabble and not commit. I don’t agree with that. We need to embrace fluidity,” she explains.
“My hope is that my son, by the time he’s my age, doesn’t recognize a world in which we’re stuck in definitions others put upon us.”
— Christina Dugan