Olivia Munn is opening up about the effects that stress had on her when she came forward with sexual misconduct allegations towards director Brett Ratner as well as fighting to have a scene that she filmed with registered sex offender removed from Shane Black’s reboot of The Predator.
In 2017, Olivia Munn was one of six women who came with forward with sexual misconduct allegations toward Brett Ratner. Olivia Munn accused Brett Ratner of masturbating in front of her while on the set of 2004’s After the Sunset. After Brett Ratner, Olivia Munn also went head to head with 20th Century Fox last year to have the studio remove a scene that featured registered sex offender Steven Wilder Striegel. Striegel himself was a personal friend of Shane Black — who directed The Predator — and was cast in a scene in which his character hit on Olivia Munn’s. Since then, Black offered a heartfelt apology for casting a registered sex offender in The Predator, but it was Olivia Munn who found herself feeling isolated, and even chastised by the studio for telling her co-stars the truth about Striegel.
Speaking with Women’s Health, Olivia Munn revealed that the stress of dealing with the matters related to Brett Ratner and The Predator led her to break out in a full-body rash. Although doctors thought her rash may have been caused by lupus, it was ultimately concluded that the stress of her involvement with the Time’s Up Movement was the underlying cause of the rash:
“One of the things that stresses me out more than anything, is how do we do right by [the people who spoke out]? It’s infuriating. We can’t tell stories about people and then not care about them. You can pretend to be a real-life hero in movies and TV shows and on Instagram, but the real advocates are the ones who stand beside the people who make a difference in the world.”
Olivia Munn went on to explain how she has taken steps to improve her health now that she is conscious of the health effects that the Time’s Up Movement has had on her:
“I tried so hard [to meditate] for years. The tough thing for me about meditating is thinking, ‘Am I doing it right? Did I do this for nothing? Do I have to start all over?’ My brain begins to spin.”
In addition to meditation, Olivia Munn also rediscovered martial arts, which she had practiced as a kid but turned to once again while filming X-Men: Apocalypse in 2015. Although her schedule makes it hard for her to practice Tae Kwon doe, she plans to pick it back up again:
“When you do martial arts, it makes you feel like you’re physically capable of anything. And the great side effect is that when you’re in your best shape, you actually will look your best too.”
The Predator stars Boyd Holbrook, Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Edward James Olmos.
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
The Predator is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Source: Women’s Health