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Olivia Munn has been supported by a number of actors including Sterling K. Brown after she spoke out about filming a scene opposite Steven Wilder Striegel in The Predator, who she did not know was a registered sex offender.
However, after her Predator co-stars backed out of interviews after reports about Steven Wilder Striegel, Olivia Munn revealed she felt lonely having to promote the film alone, with director Shane Black not even attending the Toronto premiere.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said ‘It’s not an easy thing to be the one to speak up. There are people who get mad at you for not helping them bury it … I’m sitting here by myself when I should be with the rest of the cast.’
Olivia Munn arrives at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in 2018
Striegel, who appeared in a scene where his character flirts with the actress, was removed from in the final edit of the film after reports emerged that he had pleaded guilty and served jailtime for attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual relationship over the internet.
Who is Olivia Munn?
Born Lisa Olivia Munn on July 3, 1980 in Oklahoma City to an American father and a Vietnamese-raised mother of Chinese descent, when Olivia was two, her mother remarried an American Air Force officer who moved the family to Tokyo, Japan, according to Biography.com.
This was a strange time for Olivia as she did not get on with her stepfather, felt out of place in Japan and sought solace in American television shows and movies, but was successful as a model in Tokyo because of her exotic appearance.
Olivia returned to Oklahoma at the age of 16 and also felt out of place here but soon she bonded with other students who had an interest in technology and played video games. She majored in journalism at the University of Oklahoma.
Despite wanting to embark on an acting career, she spent a year on the assignments desk of KJRH-TV in Tulsa before becoming a sideline reporter at Fox Sports Net for college football and women’s basketball.
Olivia returned to television on The Newsroom, on which she played financial analyst Sloan
She soon got her first role in the 2004 film Scarecrow Gone Wild and The Road to Canyon Lake a year later, but earned an opportunity to work with industry talent in Big Stan and The Slammin’ Salmon in the coming years.
Olivia garnered a following after co-hosting Attack of the Show which celebrated geek culture and this earned her a recurring role on the comedy-drama Greek, as well as other programmes like Chuck.
She then had minor roles in Date Night, Iron Man 2 and I Don’t Know How She Does It before portraying Channing Tatum’s girlfriend in Magic Mike and in the same year, starred in The Babymakers, Freeloaders, Deliver Us From Evil, Mortdecai and Ride Along 2.
Olivia returned to television on HBO’s The Newsroom, where she played financial analyst Sloan Sabbith and used her real life experience of working in journalism for the role. She also contributed to the popular news programme The Daily Show in 2010.
She made her blockbuster debut in X Men: Apocalypse as Psylocke and later, had roles in Office Christmas Party and provided her voice for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Olivia also had a cameo on Ocean’s Eight. Olivia also made appearances on Project Runway and America’s Got Talent.
She made blockbuster debut in X Men: Apocalypse and later, starred in Office Christmas Party
Olivia Munn boyfriend
As well as being one of the many linked to Justin Theroux after his split from Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn is currently single following her split from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Speaking on Andy Cohen’s Sirius XM show Radio Andy, Olivia said that she was the reason for the rift between Aaron and his immediate family, a feud that his brother Jordan Rodgers spoke about on The Bachelorette, according to Entertainment Tonight.
After a relationship of three years, the pair split in April 2017 and the actress said that the notoriously private football player did not mind that she talked about him in interviews.
‘I have avoided speaking about him for a long time. Before you go on a talk show it would be like, “Yeah, you can say something about me if you want.” I didn’t normally talk about relationships in those things and so, he actually didn’t mind it, he kind of liked it,’ she said.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the NFL game
However, she went on to discuss how she did meet his estranged family and encouraged Aaron to mend the relationship, but revealed that the family problem is due to them being overly-invested in his career.
‘I do believe that family and fame and success can be really complicated if their dreams are connected to your success.’ She continued: ‘There is no connection with the dreams that they want to do in business to my career. I mean, [Rodgers’] father played football and he’s a sports chiropractor, and his brother – they’re all into sports.
‘They’re all in sports. And Aaron is one of the best – if not the best – quarterback to ever play the game, so their work has a direct connection to what he does and that’s… at the end of the day there is a lot of complications.
‘I don’t think either side of the road is clean, but I do think it’s not OK when you try to stand on someone’s shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what I think they did with him.’ However, Aaron revealed earlier that his relationship with Olivia had affected his playing on the field.
‘When you are living out a relationship in the public eye, it’s definitely … it’s difficult. It has some extra constraints, because you have other opinions about your relationship, how it affects your work and, you know, just some inappropriate connections,’ he revealed in an interview with ESPN.
Aaron Rodgers is reportedly now dating racing driver Danica Patrick.
Olivia Munn and Ewan McGregor attend the premiere of Lionsgate’s Mortdecai in Hollywood
Olivia Munn garnered media attention after she spoke out about filming a scene for The Predator, which has now been deleted and will not be included in the final edit, with Steven Wilder Striegel who is a registered sex offender.
After the news emerged, her castmates backed out of interviews and Olivia was forced to promote The Predator alone after finding out about his conviction. The film’s director Shane Black, who is a friend of the offender Steven Striegel, also didn’t attend the premiere in Toronto.
He released a statement where he said: ‘I apologise to all of those, past and present, I’ve let down by having Steve around them without giving them a voice in the decision.’ Fox also revealed that they weren’t aware of Striegel’s background when they hired him.
As reported in the BBC, Steven Striegel pleaded guilty in 2010 following allegations he had lured a 14-year-old girl he was related to, for which he spent six months in prison. Following this, he appeared in the Shane Black films Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys.
Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist, accepts award from actress Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn said: ‘It’s been most tough on the Jane Doe that was in the story. Whatever she’s gone through in the subsequent years is most important to me.’
She continued: ‘At the end of the day, it’s just a movie. There are people who get very mad at you for not just helping them bury it. Now when I’m being asked about it, I don’t know how to lie about it. I don’t know how to pretend, I don’t know how to skirt around the issue.’
After this, Sterling K Brown came out in support of her online and took to Twitter, saying: ‘@oliviamunn I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated, my dear. And I’m sorry you’ve been the only one to speak up publicly.
‘I was not at #TIFF so I didn’t have an opportunity to be there with you. There are two main issues as far as I see it. First, what is and is not forgivable?…’ Keegan-Michael Key said that he had completed his scheduled interviews and that he ‘reached out to Olivia privately last week to let her know how proud he was of her’.
Olivia Munn has previously spoken out about sexual harassment and was one of the six women who accused director Brett Ratner of misconduct, which he denied.
Olivia Munn net worth
Olivia Munn’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $12 million (£9.2m), according to Celebrity Net Worth and she has earned the majority of her income from her television and movie appearances.
According to Know Net Worth, her annual salary has been calculated to be $1 million (£769,000), notably being paid $625,000 (£481,000) for her role in Mortdecai and $833,000 (£641,000) for Ride Along 2.
She also earns from modelling opportunities and has appeared on the cover of magazines such as Foam, Men’s Edge and Playboy. Olivia has also endorsed products for brands such as Nike, Pepsi and Neutrogena.