Olivia Munn's X-Men injuries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 April 2016
Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn has been left in "so much pain" shooting 'X-Men: Apocalypse' - but doesn't care as she was so excited to be in the movie

Olivia Munn has been left in "so much pain" shooting 'X-Men: Apocalypse'.

The 35-year-old actress is "excited" about playing Psylocke in the upcoming movie so didn't mind having to get physical during action scenes.

She said: "I've been banged up and put back together.

"It's a weird thing to be in so much pain and yet be excited by it."

Landing the role was a life-long dream for the actress, who grew up reading the 'X-Men' comic book saga.

She said: "I come from a family that would talk about 'X-Men' as if It were the Civil War. Every week, we would go get the comic books. It was our childhood.

"I've loved Psylocke for so long."

And Olivia impressed director Bryan Singer with her knowledge of the character at their first meeting.

She said: "It made me feel good to be able to speak for her. 'Oh you don't know her? Let me tell you about her...'

"He could have thought it annoying but he was like, 'I hear you.'"

Olivia began her career hosting G4's 'Attack Of The Show!' in 2006 and still can't believe how far she's come since then.

She admitted to Empire magazine: "I still get nervous coming on set. I feel like it wasn't long ago I was on G4 and I still feel like somebody dropped a wristband. 'I'm going in guys, I'll tell you what I find.' "

X-Men: Apocalypse

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 24min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Written by: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg, Bryan Singer
  • UK release: 19 May 2016

Waking from a ten-year slumber, Apocalypse (Isaac) enlists Erik/Magneto (Fassbender) in his evil plans. Plenty of superficial excitement but a distinct lack of narrative ambition; with an extraordinary ensemble wasted in a franchise that's run dry of ideas.

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