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!
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, ├óΓé¼╦£Yes, as long as you’re not using her to be the eye candy. She has really powerful abilities.’ And they said, ├óΓé¼╦£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.]