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Olivia Munn Says She Turned Down Deadpool Because She Didn't Want To Play 'The Girlfriend' Anymore

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Olivia Munn doesn't want just any role — she's going for Angelina Jolie action star status!

In an interview with American Way magazine, the X-Men: Apocalypse star revealed she was offered a role in another X-flick first — Fox's megahit Deadpool!

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Unfortunately the role of Vanessa Carlyle — which went to Morena Baccarin — just wasn't what Olivia was looking for. She didn't want to play "the girlfriend" again.

She was ready to get down and fight!

So much so in fact, the 35-year-old even approached the role of psychic ninja Psylocke with trepidation. She explained:

"I thought Psylocke was always one of the most lethal characters, and I said, ‘Yes, as long as you're not using her to be the eye candy. She has really powerful abilities.' And they said, ‘Yes, that's an important part.'"

Like the aforementioned Angie (who famously asked for fewer lines in the movie Wanted), Olivia found the physicality to be the MOST important part of the role — more so even than her lines! She said:

"The fight scene could be her monologue."

Sounds like a monologue we want to watch!

And we will soon enough because X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27!

[Image via 20th Century Fox.]

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