Olivia Munn Goes Undercover on Reddit, YouTube and Twitter

On this episode of "Actually Me," Olivia Munn goes undercover on the Internet and responds to real comments from Twitter, Reddit, Quora, YouTube and more. What is her favorite video game? What degree of Taekwondo belt is she? Olivia Munn stars in “The Rook” Sunday nights at 8pm ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada.

Released on 7/9/2019

Transcript

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Hey, I'm Olivia Munn
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and I am going undercover on the internet.
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This is Actually Me.
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[soft music]
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[gasps]
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That's not me!
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Oh, the internet.
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Twitter.
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No seriously, it's actually me, it is.
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So Olivia Munn as a reporter in Iron Man 2.
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How does she become Psylocke?
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[laughs]
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Was she Psylocke the whole time
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waiting for Apocalypse to show up?
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That is a great question.
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I actually did a different cameo in Iron Man 2,
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a girl who was hooking up with Iron Man,
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with Tony Stark and something happened
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and they had to re-shoot it and Jon Favreau called
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and said, We'd still love for you to be in the movie.
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He's like, I got a couple of different things.
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And I asked, Well, can we actually pick
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a real Marvel character,
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somebody actually from the world?
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So, that's how we picked my character as a reporter.
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If you leaned down to get your popcorn, you'd miss me.
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But then I remember later on my manager told me that Marvel,
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they don't like to replicate you in a different character
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and I was like it was such a small role,
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is this a thing?
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But he was like yeah they're pretty strict on that,
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but I got around that because Marvel didn't have
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the X-Men Universe at the time
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and when they approached me with Psylocke
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I was able to do it.
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I love your theory for why I was able
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to do Iron Man 2 and Psylocke and I agree.
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Yes, it was because Psylocke was just waiting
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for Apocalypse the whole time
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and she was undercover as the reporter in Iron Man 2.
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I believe that.
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The internet, you guys come up with some good, good shit.
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Does it frighten you how crazy
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some folks get over comic to movie adaptations?
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No, because I get like that too.
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I think that people wouldn't get so crazy
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if it was just a really great movie.
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When I was doing X-Men I was actually surprised
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that the director and the writer didn't even know
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that Psylocke had a twin brother,
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and I had to talk to them about
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a lot of different things about Psylocke
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and some other parts of the world
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that they didn't know and that,
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as a fan, was very frustrating.
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Yep, I answered that one, right?
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Favorite video game?
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And do you even still have time to game?
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You were my fave on Attack of the Show.
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I actually miss Attack of the Show every single day.
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It was my favorite job by far.
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I was really addicted to Call of Duty,
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and then I kind of got into some Assassin's Creed.
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Trying to get into Overwatch now,
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but I have a laptop but you need to be
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on an actual desktop to play
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and I got rid of them 'cause I was
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just too obsessive with it at certain points.
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Done, next.
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Reddit, one of the most interesting places
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in the world with the most interesting people.
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How is working with Aaron Sorkin's scripts different
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than other scripts?
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Best thing you learned on the set of Newsroom?
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Aaron Sorkin's scripts are different than
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every other script out there.
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It's just strikingly different.
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It's hard to say the best thing.
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The first one that comes to my
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was one time I was having a hard time
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getting this line out and Sam Waterston comes up
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to me and says, You know, what's going on?
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I said, I just can't get this line out.
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And he just circled the word and he said,
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Now, you'll never mess up again
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because now I've pointed it out to you
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and now you'll know exactly where it is
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and you'll just kind of maneuver around it.
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And he was right.
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So, I've actually used that myself many, many times since.
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What do you think Sloan Sabbith would be up to in 2019?
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I think she'd be kicking ass and taking names.
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If I had a microphone I'd drop it.
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If I could drop this one I would, but I can't.
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Wikipedia, God love you.
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Although the family relocated many times,
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Munn was predominately raised on Yokota Air Base
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near Tachikawa in Tokyo, Japan
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where her stepfather was stationed.
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During this time,
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she appeared in a number of local theater productions
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and later became a model in the Japanese fashion industry.
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I did grow up on Yokota Air Base in Tokyo
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where my stepfather was stationed.
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I never did any local theater in Japan
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and I was not a model ever.
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In the history of ever have I ever been a model,
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and it comes up, but I'm not, trust.
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I think Wikipedia is amazing for history,
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like really old history, but when it comes to people,
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I just know from my own personal experience
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that there's a lot of stuff on my Wikipedia
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that's just not true and I've had people,
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legit journalists quote stuff
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from here and they shouldn't.
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Instagram.
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I didn't know you knew Taekwondo,
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what degree are you, black belt?
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That's a very good guess,
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yes I am a black belt in Taekwondo.
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I had to take Taekwondo from the age of four
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up until we got to black belt,
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that was everyone in my family.
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I'm one of five kids and we all had to do that.
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This is my very good friend, Karine,
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and she was my trainer during X-Men.
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So that's a long-winded answer to your question.
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And replied.
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Whoa, do you have yo do your own stunts?
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Lol, hope it looks worse than it feels.
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That is when I was learning how to do my sword
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and when you are spinning it,
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I actually was using a real metal sword
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that was not sharp and I kept spinning it
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and hitting my leg over and over.
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That actually just felt like progress to me.
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Next.
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Your skin is so beautiful.
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Thanks.
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It's goals.
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Do you recommend any certain dietary practices?
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Yes, I drink a lot of water.
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Half of your body weight in ounces a day.
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And people think that they drink a lot, but they don't.
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I actually have bottles of water
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and I number them at the top so that
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I know how many I have drank for that day.
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So, that's what I would do.
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And stay away from sugar.
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What's next?
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What did you get on the ACT, SAT?
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I did not take the SAT and the ACT I don't remember.
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I got whatever I needed to get into
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the University of Oklahoma and then I never looked back.
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Quora.
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What defined Oliva Munn's acting style?
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I don't know.
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YouTube.
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Wasn't she on a show called Attack of the Nuns?
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[laughing]
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I want to be.
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I'm gonna sell that to Amazon.
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Back to Wikipedia.
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Let's see if anything has changed, if it's accurate now.
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In regard to her faith and work in Deliver Us from Evil,
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Munn has said that, I didn't believe in the supernatural
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before this movie.
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However the viewing of footage
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from the New York City Police Department
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of real-life exorcisms changed her mind,
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and she has stated that quote, I'm a full believer now.
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Yes, I believe.
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IMDb.
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Competed in a world championship
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rock, paper, scissor tournament.
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IMDb, that is correct.
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Yep, I went to Toronto to compete
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in a world championship rock, paper, scissors tournament
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and I, if I remember correctly,
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I had gotten to the top 30 out of a 1,000.
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Maybe it was top 60, either way in my head
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I was in the top 30 and I learned a lot,
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and I've taken that power with me
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to many elementary schoolyards
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and just destroyed five year old dreams left and right.
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It's rewarding actually.
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All right, that's it.
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That's actually me.
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I'm signing off the internet now, goodbye.