Olivia Wilde’s Baby Blues

Baby bump watch.

Mom-to-be Olivia Wilde stepped out with her dog Paco in West Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday (February 20). Sporting a blue Yves Saint Laurent shirt and black leggings, the Her actress, 30, looked radiant while taking her furry friend to the vet.

After their appointment, The O.C. alum stopped to talk to a fan — and even gave him a big hug. Looking every bit the responsible dog owner, the actress was also seen cleaning up after her pooch before grabbing a quick coffee to go.

Olivia’s keen social consciousness continues to impress us.

In a recent panel called the ‘State of Female Justice,’ the actress shared a story about being recognized while “on a camel in Senegal” by “the guy who was helping me not fall off my camel.” She recalled him saying: “You’re Doctor Thirteen [her character on House].”

In this moment, she realized, “We have to do a better job of representing different lifestyles and women in empowered roles because literally everyone is seeing this stuff that we [in Hollywood] put out. So we have to be more responsible for what we do put out.”

She went on to share her insightful thoughts of women’s versus men’s roles in Hollywood.

“I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script,” she said. “We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.”

“It was fascinating to feel their discomfort,” she continued. “To discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!”

She added: “It’s really hard to get stories made that are about women — not just women being obsessed with men or supporting men. And it’s really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading role. I’m really interested in how we can adjust that, considering that it’s all just based on demand.”

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