Olivia Munn thanks Sandra Oh and Lucy Liu for representing Asian women in movies

Olivia Munn has praised Sandra Oh and Lucy Liu for making her realise it was possible for Asian women to land good film roles.The 39-year-old actress, who has Vietnamese and Chinese heritage, shared that was inspired to push for leading roles after see…

Olivia Munn has praised Sandra Oh and Lucy Liu for making her realise it was possible for Asian women to land good film roles.

The 39-year-old actress, who has Vietnamese and Chinese heritage, shared that was inspired to push for leading roles after seeing the likes of Lucy in Charlie’s Angels and Sandra in Sideways.

“You don’t know if things are possible until you see other people doing it,” she told Variety. “I grew up, and I watched Lucy Liu. And Sandra Oh, when she was doing Sideways, it meant so much to me to be able to see that.

“The more people we get into positions of power who recognise themselves and other people who don’t look like the norm – i.e., minorities and women – then that’s how it will shift.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Olivia revealed her excitement about her new drama Violet, which follows the story of a female film executive who stops listening the ‘The Voice’ inside her head and vows to make decisions that make her happy, and gushed about its director Justine Bateman.

“Justine is one of my favourite, if not my favourite, directors that I’ve worked with so far,” she praised. “She’s definitely somebody who’s a cinephile, who really loves so much about film and is pulling from different places. I’m like, ‘I see what you’re doing and I see how f**king cool it is, and I’ll follow you.’”

Violet, which also stars Justin Theroux and Luke Bracey, was due to have its world premiere at the South by Southwest festival in March, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Olivia Munn claims Bryan Singer was absent from X-Men: Apocalypse set for 10 days

Olivia Munn has claimed director Bryan Singer was absent for 10 days during the production of X-Men: Apocalypse.The 39-year-old actress played mutant Psylocke in the 2016 comic book blockbuster, which also starred James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Osca…

Olivia Munn has claimed director Bryan Singer was absent for 10 days during the production of X-Men: Apocalypse.

The 39-year-old actress played mutant Psylocke in the 2016 comic book blockbuster, which also starred James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophie Turner.

In a new interview with Variety, Munn alleged the director left the set in Montreal, Canada to fly to Los Angeles to receive treatment for a thyroid issue, leaving the cast and crew for 10 days.

“Instead of going to a doctor in Montreal, which is a very high-level, working city, he said he had to go to L.A. And he was gone for about 10 days is my recollection,” she explained, adding that Singer told the cast to keep filming, despite his absence.

“We’d be on set, I remember there’s a big scene that we’d have, we’d come back from lunch and then one of Bryan’s assistants would come up and show us a cell phone with a text message on it,” Munn shared. “And he texted to the actors, ‘Hey guys. I’m busy right now. But just go ahead and start filming without me.’ And we’d be like, ‘OK.’ And I never thought any of it was normal, but I didn’t realise that other people also thought it wasn’t normal.”

Munn shared that she was originally bewildered by his “strange” behaviour, but thought perhaps it was normal on blockbuster movie sets.

“I never shot a huge movie like that before. I didn’t know what was right or wrong, but I did know that it seems strange that Bryan Singer could check out and say he had a thyroid issue,” she quipped.

She then blasted studio executives for continuing to give Singer high-profile directing gigs, such as the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer was fired from the movie due to his absence and clashes with leading man Rami Malek and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher.

Responding to Munn, Singer’s publicist Howard Bragman said: “He saw doctors in Montreal and then came back to see doctors in Los Angeles. And to the best of our recollection, it only affected two days of shooting.”

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Eva Longoria using touch-up spray to hide grey roots

Eva Longoria is relying on a touch-up spray to conceal her grey roots during the coronavirus lockdown.In a video posted to Instagram earlier this week, the Desperate Housewives actress candidly admitted that her roots are now beginning to go grey. But …

Eva Longoria is relying on a touch-up spray to conceal her grey roots during the coronavirus lockdown.

In a video posted to Instagram earlier this week, the Desperate Housewives actress candidly admitted that her roots are now beginning to go grey.

But as she is unable to make an appointment with her hairdresser during the Covid-19 pandemic, she is using L’Oreal Paris’ Magic Root Cover Up to conceal her silver strands.

“Hey guys, look at all this grey – this is crazy! If you’ve been following me, you’ll know I’ve been going grey. So, I have my favourite solution, Magic Root Cover Up,” she said, before demonstrating how she spritzes the product on her hairline. “This thing is awesome because it has a little nozzle that makes it really specific.”

Eva, a L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, uses the Dark Brown shade, but the product is also available in eight other colours. Magic Root Cover Up is priced at $10.99 (£8.99), and it seems that the star can’t get enough of the “magic” formula.

“You guys, that was like 10 seconds. Oh my God, you can’t even tell. The other thing I love is, it doesn’t get on my skin when I have make-up on, it doesn’t fall, it doesn’t get on my hands. I don’t know what this stuff is made of, but it’s magic!” the 45-year-old smiled.

Eva’s video quickly racked up 1.9 million views and thousands of comments, including some from her celebrity friends.

Serena Williams wrote, “This is a must have!!!”, Olivia Munn commented, “That stuff is amazing!! Your hairline still looks natural too!”, while Hollywood hairdresser Ken Paves gushed: “This is soooo major!!!!! Like magic!!!”

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Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet looks relate to film characters

Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet. The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, …

Lupita Nyong’o and her stylist like to come up with looks which reference the film she’s promoting when she hits the red carpet.

The Oscar-winning actress and her stylist Micaela Erlanger, who have been working together since her movie debut in 2013, consider the outfits she wears when promoting projects to be an extension of the visual storytelling within the movie.

Accordingly, they treat each event with thematic precision, and explored female warrior iconography when Lupita was promoting Black Panther and mined circus and carnival references while stepping out to support horror movie Us.

“It’s really important to have a narrative, because we’re telling a story visually, just like in an editorial,” Erlanger told British Vogue magazine. “She’s never in costume, but her look has to relate to the character she’s there to talk about.”

However, their narrative dressing is put to one side when it comes to award shows, as they like to go for all-out glamour.

“It’s an extraordinary honour to walk the red carpet at these events, so you have to have the confidence to command a presence there and represent the best possible version of yourself,” the style expert added. “Lupita is the star of her own life and she dresses for that role in those moments.”

Erlanger, who also works with actresses such as Olivia Munn, Meryl Streep, and Gal Gadot, also praised the 12 Years a Slave star for coming into their meetings having done her homework.

“She’s an expert in tailoring and silhouettes, and her knowledge of what suits her allows her to be more daring,” she gushed. “She pushes me, I push her and we bring each other back down to earth. This trust has allowed us to see how transformative style can truly be. She’s become the ultimate muse and people want to work with her.”

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Prabal Gurung names dressing Michelle Obama as his biggest fashion moment

Prabal Gurung has named dressing former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama as his biggest fashion moment.The designer celebrated the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand and the release of his forthcoming self-titled book with a star-studded bash in Los…

Prabal Gurung has named dressing former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama as his biggest fashion moment.

The designer celebrated the 10th anniversary of his eponymous brand and the release of his forthcoming self-titled book with a star-studded bash in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and in a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, opened up about the highs and lows of his decade in the industry.

Gurung shared some of his most memorable moments dressing famous faces – including Demi Moore and Oprah Winfrey – but it was creating not one but two dresses in the space of a few months for Obama that was the pinnacle of the 40-year-old’s career.

“The biggest moment for me was when First Lady Michelle Obama wore (the brand) because it validated my mom’s desire. I told her, ‘I’m dressing all these celebrities.’ And she said, ‘Let’s talk,’ and told me why I should dress Michelle Obama. A year later, when I dressed her, I was in Paris and I called my mom,” Gurung recalled.

The former First Lady initially wore Prabal Gurung in March 2010, with the Nepalese-American designer then creating a custom gown for her to wear for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in May later that same year.

Olivia Munn, Laverne Cox, Rachel Zoe, Joan Smalls, Jaime King, and Law Roach were among the guests at the intimate bash too, and Gurung went on to emphasise his desire to keep championing inclusivity and social issues during his shows.

“I came to America as an immigrant with a dream of becoming a fashion designer almost 20 years ago. Tonight is about celebrating people who are different. It’s a celebration of people who are misfits. Whether you’re in the film industry, whether you’re in fashion, any creative field. We all know how it feels to be different,” he shared.

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Olivia Munn claps back at troll’s cruel ‘cottage cheese thighs’ comment

Olivia Munn has shut down a troll who criticised her for having cellulite. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress recently took to Instagram to share a stunning snap of herself with her 2.4 million followers. In the picture, the 39-year-old was sat on a cha…

Olivia Munn has shut down a troll who criticised her for having cellulite.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress recently took to Instagram to share a stunning snap of herself with her 2.4 million followers.

In the picture, the 39-year-old was sat on a chair looking relaxed while wearing a white miniskirt and nude vest.

However, underneath the snap, some trolls pointed out her cellulite, with one cruelly commenting: “cottage cheese”.

The star’s fans rushed to her defence, and Olivia soon hit back: “What woman doesn’t have cellulite?? It’s not gonna stop me from posting a pic.”

While many of her followers praised her for sharing the unfiltered shot.

“Who cares about cellulite? Jezus, it’s a natural thing! @oliviamunn Hell yeah (sic),” commented one, while another added: “MORE PEOPLE NEED TO HYPE HER UP LIKE DAMN.”

Olivia has previously been forced to respond to claims she’d undergone plastic surgery, and in a chat with Rook magazine, she was critical of the fact that women are always so heavily scrutinised because of their looks.

“That’s where it’s unfair – the judgement that is put on women for how we look. If you’re looking bad, you have to cover up,” she told the publication. “If you’re looking good, you’ve done something or made a deal with the devil.

“Being multi-ethnic – I’m half Chinese and half white – brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed.”

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Olivia Munn took years to master meditation

Olivia Munn took years to perfect her meditation technique.The X-Men: Apocalypse actress wanted to use meditation to help her shut out all the stress and noise from her everyday life and achieve a calm and clear state, but she struggled to quieten her …

Olivia Munn took years to perfect her meditation technique.

The X-Men: Apocalypse actress wanted to use meditation to help her shut out all the stress and noise from her everyday life and achieve a calm and clear state, but she struggled to quieten her mind enough to get to that zen place.

“I tried so hard (to meditate) for years,” she told Women’s Health magazine. “The tough thing for me about meditating is thinking, Am I doing it right? Did I do this for nothing? Do I have to start all over? My brain begins to spin.”

She finally came across a headband called Muse that uses an EEG (electroencephalogram) device to sense brain activity and translate it into meditation sounds, with Olivia explaining, “When you’re thinking of nothing at all, you get bird chirps… It’s like a little video game for me.”

The 38-year-old can now achieve that calm state within 10 seconds and it helps her focus on what’s important, and she usually hears her mother’s voice saying, “Stand up for yourself. Stand up for what’s right. You know what’s right-do it.”

Olivia first learned the power of caring for her mind and body when she grew up practicing taekwondo. She went back to the martial art while training for X-Men in 2015 and she is planning to start it back up again soon.

“As much as I care about looking and feeling my best, it’s not enough of a motivation for me,” Olivia explained. “I need a goal of accomplishing something.

“When you do martial arts, it makes you feel like you’re physically capable of anything… And the great side effect is that when you’re in your best shape, you actually will look your best too.”

The actress is also planning to return to the diet she abided by during her X-Men training. The 80 per cent raw diet featured fewer complex carbs, little meats and lots of fruits and vegetables.

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Olivia Munn slams fashion bloggers for dissing her style

Actress Olivia Munn has taken issue with “fashion-policing”, calling out bloggers for targeting women.The Predator star took on popular influencers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan at style blog Go Fug Yourself in a lengthy essay post on Wednesday (25A…

Actress Olivia Munn has taken issue with “fashion-policing”, calling out bloggers for targeting women.

The Predator star took on popular influencers Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan at style blog Go Fug Yourself in a lengthy essay post on Wednesday (25Apr19), after they posted mean comments about the Peter Pilotto pantsuit outfit she wore last week.

“For years, fashion-policing celebrity has been an accepted mainstream media critique, even though it mainly focuses on females and not men, which ultimately contributes to the perpetual minimization of women and propagates the idea is predominantly (or singularly) tied to our looks,” she wrote in a picture-captioned post on Twitter.

“At the forefront of this right now are blogs like Go Fug Yourself, created and run by people who have anointed themselves as judge and jury of what’s fashionable… Their blatant hypocrisy is nauseating – they claim to employ some sort of subjective barometer for goodness and beauty even though what they do and write is neither good nor beautiful.”

Olivia was one of the actresses at the forefront of the #MeToo sexual assault survivors movement in 2017, when she accused director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct, and now she wants to hold fashion bloggers accountable.

“(The writers) shouldn’t get away with spewing whatever vitriol they want just by betting on the antiquated notion that the people they target won’t say anything,” she insisted. “To the Fug Girls and all of your peers: Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you’re not part of the problem. The world woke up in 2017 but you stayed sleeping.

“Blogs like theirs have been around for a while, with their snarkiness and hypocrisy on full display, and we’ve accepted it because as women we’ve been conditioned to believe that being publicly chastised for our weight, our looks or our choice in clothing is an acceptable part of our existence.”

The Go Fug Yourself columnists have yet to respond to Olivia’s pointed essay.

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Olivia Munn celebrates Chanel’s anti-fur move

Actress Olivia Munn has applauded bosses at Chanel for becoming the latest fashion house to stop using real fur and exotic animal skins in their luxury designs. In recent months, officials at Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Burberry, and Coach have all …

Actress Olivia Munn has applauded bosses at Chanel for becoming the latest fashion house to stop using real fur and exotic animal skins in their luxury designs.

In recent months, officials at Versace, Michael Kors, Gucci, Burberry, and Coach have all announced plans for more animal-friendly measures, and now Chanel executives have followed suit for future fashion creations.

A representative for the brand explains the decision was made in part because it is becoming “increasingly difficult” to source materials that meet their ethical standards and requirements for sustainability, insisting the new ban will provide designers with “an opportunity to create a new generation of high-end products”.

The move has already been praised by activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and now Olivia has shared her joy about the news on social media.

“This is AMAZING!!!! @chanel,” she tweeted alongside a PETA news article about the initiative.

She also posted a screen shot of the comment on Instagram, and captioned it, “I hope this inspires more designers to follow suit.”

Animal-lover Olivia has long been calling on fashion industry leaders to ditch the use of fur in their garments and previously stripped off to pose nude for PETA’s ‘I’d rather go naked than wear fur’ campaign in 2011.

“Who needs fur to feel beautiful?” she asked in the print ad.

The X-Men: Apocalypse star also went one step further by teaming up with PETA officials for an undercover video expose about the alleged abuse of animals on a fur farm in China, where fox, mink, and rabbit coats, as well as furs from dogs and cats, are frequently collected and shipped worldwide to be turned into clothing and accessories.

“There’s nothing good about pretending like you don’t know,” she said of the terrible treatment the animals are reportedly subjected to.

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Olivia Munn regrets splurging on very expensive boots

Olivia Munn regrets splurging her money on a pair of very expensive boots.The actress always sports glamorous outfits whenever she steps out at red carpet events and recently turned heads in floral print ALC suit, House of CB bralette, and Christian Lo…

Olivia Munn regrets splurging her money on a pair of very expensive boots.

The actress always sports glamorous outfits whenever she steps out at red carpet events and recently turned heads in floral print ALC suit, House of CB bralette, and Christian Louboutin shoes at a screening of her movie The Predator.

While Olivia often wears Louboutin designs, she has now shared that she wishes she never splashed her hard-earned cash on a particularly bold pair.

“I remember purchasing these hot-pink suede high-heeled booties that were Louboutin. They had these three bows up the front, and I thought, ‘These are ones I’m gonna wear with everything,'” she recalled to InStyle. “I wore them once and never again.”

Olivia went on to explain that the boots cost about $2,500 (£1,900). And even though she hasn’t worn them, she has a good reason for not giving them away or selling them to someone else.

“They’re a reminder to me that you don’t really need to spend like that; those aren’t the ones you wear every day, so just don’t spend that much,” the 38-year-old mused. “I did love them for the moment I wore them, though.”

During the chat, Olivia shared that she’s always tried to save her earnings, right from when she was given pocket money as a child for babysitting her siblings. These days she will spend money on fashion and accessories, but her biggest investment is in skincare and regular visits to celebrity facialist Shani Darden.

“There have definitely been times in my life where I have regretted purchasing that purse or those shoes, but I have never regretted the money I’ve spent on my skin. And then I spend on travel, my dogs, and my family,” she added.

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