Olivia Munn calls out her co-stars of their upcoming movie “The Predator” for ditching her after she called out director Shane Black for hiring a registered sex offender. After Olivia Munn finished up her movie “The Predator” she got word that one of the actors, Steven Striegel, was a registered sex offender. She alerted 20th Century Fox, the studio that made the movie, of Striegel. They responded by cutting out his scene in the movie. Ever since the news broke out Olivia Munn feels that she’s being blamed for something she felt was the right thing to do.
One male co-star even “walked out” of a joint interview with Munn when the subject of the sex register came up reports Vanity Fair.
Olivia tweeted out after the news broke when asked why she was still doing press. “I’m contractually obligated. And from what I’m experiencing, I think they’d prefer I not show up. It would make everyone breathe easier. Also, I worked really hard on this film, as did the rest of the cast and crew. Now that the scene is deleted I think that audiences will love it,”
Munn who was scheduled to do some promotion alongside her co-stars for the Toronto International Film Festival ended up doing the press with only one other cast member, Jacob Trembley, the 11-year-old. All her other cast members, it seemed “ditched” her because they didn’t want to face questions regarding the hiring of the registered sex offender. After she did the promotional interview with Trembley she sat alone with the Hollywood Reporter to discuss the situation. Here are some of her quotes addressing the issue.
“I try to do the right thing and that’s all I can do, and when I see something, you do something. You don’t just sit back and hope it protects your movie.”
“I do feel like I’ve been treated by some people that I’m the one who went to jail or I’m the one that put this guy on set.”
“It’s very lonely to be sitting here by myself when I should be sitting here with the rest of the cast.”
“The people who are at the top, the people colluding to keep abusers in power, the people who are colluding to turn a blind eye so that they can keep making money, they are the people who created this disparity in the first place, we can’t really depend on them to make a change.”
“Nothing really changes until people see that it will affect them personally.”
Check out the full interview below.
.@OliviaMunn: "It's not an easy thing to be the one to speak up. There are people who get mad at you for not helping them bury it … I'm sitting here by myself when I should be with the rest of the cast" https://t.co/vBnjnVz9cA pic.twitter.com/jP3qReJh64
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 8, 2018
Her co-stars have since spoken out about leaving Olivia. Boyd Holbrook the lead actor in ‘The Predator’ said, “I want to start by apologizing for this statement coming late in the current conversation. I do not take any of what has gone on lightly, and I want to speak from the most honest and genuine place possible. I have stated before, and I will state it again. I am proud of Olivia for the way that she handled a difficult and alarming situation, and I am grateful that Fox took the information seriously and took action swiftly.” He stated he pulled out of the interview with the Hollywood Reporter because he felt that it would bring more pain to the anonymous woman who was the victim of the registered sex offender.
Keegan Michael Key responded by stating that he finished up all his obliged interviews and he had scheduled to leave early before the Hollywood Reporter group interview. His rep said, “He was always departing TIFF early so he could be home to spend the Jewish holiday with his wife. Furthermore, Keegan reached out to Olivia privately last week to let her know how proud he was of her and echoed that sentiment in many interviews since then.”
Sterling K Brown her other co-star tweeted out a long tweet chain apologizing to her for feeling left alone. “I’m sorry you’re feeling so isolated my dear. And I’m sorry you’ve been the only one to speak up publicly… “ He then goes on to what he considers right and wrong and what is forgivable and not forgivable.
Trevante Rhodes her other costar stated, “I wasn’t disappointed in Shane. I was disappointed in the situation, and I’m happy Liv spoke up.”
Thomas Jane her other co-star has remained silent.
Shane Black the director has made a public apology but Olivia Munn would not accept it.
“I don’t accept Shane’s apology. It wasn’t given to me personally … I think a real apology has to be done privately, not just read publicly, and I read it with the rest of the world. I didn’t get that call. I didn’t get any calls from any producers or anybody saying. “Thank you for letting us know,’ or, ‘Thank you for letting us know before the movie.'””