Olivia Munn 'blown away' by support after fight for Predator scene cut

Angelo Anderson
September 14, 2018

Director Shane Black, a friend to Striegel, knew of this but chose to cast his friend in several of his films, including Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys.

It wasn't until actress Olivia Munn, who had a scene with Wilder in the film, informed Fox executives about Wilder's past - he'd pled guilty to two felonies, risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor by computer - that the scene was cut from the film. Striegel served six months in prison.

Munn told ET at the event that she had been encouraged by the response to her actions, and was happy that her co-stars - including Sterling K. Brown - had finally supported her. "We were not aware of his background during the casting process due to legal limitations that impede studios from running background checks on actors". Even the film's world premiere was a bigger-than-usual deal, set for the lofty Toronto International Film Festival.

After finishing an interview with Tremblay, Munn sat down for a solo interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which she discussed what transpired after the initial bombshell, as well as her justified disappointment in Shane Black and her fellow cast members.

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"Honestly, there was never a question in my mind whether I should be speaking out and speaking up", she explained Wednesday night at a special screening of the film in Hollywood.

Boyd Holbrook said in an Instagram post Tuesday that he was "proud of Olivia for the way that she handled a hard and alarming situation, and I am grateful that Fox took the information seriously and took action swiftly". I am not the one who needs to carry that shame. I don't know how to pretend, I don't know how to skirt around the issue.

Honestly, there was never a question in my mind whether I should be speaking out and speaking up.

"After learning more about the affidavit, transcripts and additional details surrounding Steve Striegel's sentence, I am deeply disappointed in myself", Black added. Munn told the trade publication over the weekend that she appreciated Black's apology but would have appreciated it more if he had apologized to her, noting she still hadn't heard from him.

The Predator stars (left to right) Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Trevante Rhodes.

Black admits that his mistake caused "pain to people in the cast" and did not make excuses. She credits people on the internet for keeping the outrage and the conversations alive. It's mystifying and frustrating when people in positions of power spend so much of their time and resources trying to cover up or spin a story that can be defused through simply taking responsibility. My favorite movie is George Of The Jungle. I'm the only person to have a subscription to Nickelodeon Magazine without access to the Nickelodeon channel.

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