Following her outing of a supposed sexual predator on the set of her upcoming movie, The Predator, Munn explained that she feels ostracized by her fellow cast mates. As it was previously reported, Olivia outed a man registered as a sex offender, whom the director hired as a way of helping his friend find work.
Previously, The Los Angeles Times reported that Mr. Shane Black, the director of the film, cast his good friend, Steven Wilder Striegel, as he has done many times before.
However, the scene wasn’t very long, and it was only around three-pages of dialogue between him and Olivia. Later on, Munn discovered that Mr. Striegel had pled guilty to charges in 2010 where he allegedly propositioned a 14-year-old girl through email.
After the actress notified Fox of the man’s history, they deleted the scene from the film. During an interview with Vanity Fair at TIFF this weekend, Olivia talked about the incident at length.
As a reporter began to ask her about the incident, one of Munn’s co-stars walked out of the shot, to avoid having to talk about it with Olivia present. Munn said, “I kind of feel like I’m the one going to jail.”
Munn said that she “thank God” that social media exists because it’s proving to her that what she did was the right thing, despite not knowing the precise details of the case, and whether or not she was fully qualified to ruin a man’s chance at finding work.
Olivia said, “that’s not Ok, to feel like the bad guy.” During the premiere, her fellow co-stars, Holbrook, Rhodes, Michael-Kay, clapped for Black.
Olivia insinuated that there are people in the industry who support Time’s Up as a movement, but there are others who merely act as mouthpieces, but don’t actually back up their words with actions. Nonetheless, on Friday, The Predator will be released.