The Predator star Olivia Munn continues to talk about the controversy surrounding the film and revealed the studio chastised her for telling her co-stars.
It was recently revealed that Twentieth Century Fox cut a scene from Shane Black’s The Predator that featured registered sex offender Steven Wilder. Wilder was a friend of Black’s and Munn was in the scene with him that was eventually cut. Munn made an appearance on The Ellen Show and said she reached out to her fellow Predator co-stars before the news of Wilder being in the film came out:
“I did reach out to my co-stars individually and said ‘hey, I want you guys to know I found this out’ and I found it out through an acquaintance who wanted to know if I knew and I didn’t know them well enough to know if they would say something or not but I figured in that moment they weren’t calling just to kind of give me the heads up. It was going to be something that would get out there so I wanted to give my co-stars the head’s up so they wouldn’t be blindsided like I was and then when it did come out.”
Munn also revealed that Fox chastised her after she told her co-stars about Wilder:
“Well, first of all, when I did call my co-stars I got chastised the next day by people at the studio for telling them and why am I not just keeping it quiet. ‘It’s all going to be okay, it got deleted, what’s the big deal’ and well, it happened.”
The Predator star went on to defend her actions and for being the only member of the cast who released a statement on the controversy:
“When we do movies we have this reach, it goes everywhere. There’s people all over the world that see what we do and just that tiny drop of fame can be used to hurt an impressionable person and that’s just not okay. And when I spoke out and gave a statement to the LA Times, and they had asked the rest of my cast and I’m the only one who did give a statement, I had no idea how bad the details of the case were and what happened to that girl until it came out in the LA Times on Thursday. The reality is that the people who collude to keep people like this in positions of power, that’s the real problem, people who keep turning blind eyes.”
The Predator is now playing.
Source: The Ellen Show