Olivia Munn must feel like she’s all alone on a deserted island.
One of the stars of the new movie The Predator, Munn has been in the news quite a bit recently after uncovering the presence of a registered sex offender brought on set controversially by director Shane Black.
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And while production bosses took immediate steps to remove Steven Wilder Striegel‘s short scene from the movie after they learned what their star actress had figured out about the man, Olivia Munn still got the short end of the stick from much of the cast and crew after speaking up.
Now, though, things may be (slowly) changing.
For one, on Saturday night, the 38-year-old actress was honored at the Creative Coalition‘s Spotlight Awards Dinner in Toronto where — while choking back tears — she opened up even more about what it was like to feel shunned from her cast just for bringing to light a disturbing practice by the director Black.
She said (below):
“[Striegel’s firing] came out on Thursday and the interesting thing is not one of my cast members reached out to me to say ‘Are you ok?’ or ‘thanks’ or anything. At the premiere that night I look over and the other five cast members are giving the director [Shane Black] a standing ovation, but they didn’t even give me a call that day … I keep pushing forward and keep going knowing that at least you did the right thing, even if you’re not getting that support. The only reason I’m talking about this publicly when usually I wouldn’t talk about something so personal is because today, in the middle of an interview a cast member walked out and refused to do any more interviews with me because they said questioning when they’re with Olivia is too draining for them… I’m trying not to cry. I’m not crying because I’m sad, it’s a very frustrating feeling to be treated like you’re the one who went to jail for a crime against a child when all I did was the right thing.”
No doubt this would be emotional for anybody — and when you combine it with other comments she made about the situation over the weekend, it’s easy to understand that Munn does NOT feel supported by her colleagues right now.
But finally — FINALLY! — at least one fellow cast member has responded: Sterling K. Brown.
Quote-tweeting part of Olivia’s THR interview from the weekend, Brown wrote this (below) to his co-star:
That’s a thread, all right.
At least Brown responded — but is it just us, or does it seem very… measured… while giving Shane Black too much room to wiggle off the hook of personal responsibility for (once again) casting his sex offender buddy in the first place without telling anyone?!
Also, let’s hope Brown personally (and privately) reached out to Munn, too, and didn’t just use a public platform to show performative contrition without actually being concerned if his colleague is truly emotionally and mentally healthy after this.
Just a thought. But still, it’s better than we can say of most of the cast…
Thoughts, Perezcious readers?! Are we way off on our take here about Sterling’s response to Olivia, or do you agree??
Let us know your opinions in the comments (below)!!
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