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Fanboy goddess Olivia Munn discusses her Iron Man 2 role(s)

03.23.2010

After appearing on G4's "Attack of the Show", at various conventions and in the undoubtedly disturbing fantasies of many minds, dangerously fine geek deity Olivia Munn is making her way to the big screen with parts (mmm... Munn parts) in DATE NIGHT and the significantly more fanboy-ready IRON MAN 2.

But that second one was a close call. As the delectable Ms. Munn details to Complex magazine:

Olivia Munn: Actually, they just gave me another role in the film. I had to reshoot all of my scenes.

Complex: Wait, didn't they start filming like last year or something?

Olivia Munn: Yeah, but as they started to edit they realized it was becoming darker than what they'd expected and what my scenes had allowed for. My parts were lighthearted and comedic.

Complex: Yikes.

Olivia Munn: Jon Favreau called and was like, "I've got good news and bad news: This is what's happening in editing but we all really like you." Marvel and Jon had to add another character from the Marvel universe to keep me included.

Complex: I need details! Tell us anything about the old or new role.

Olivia Munn: I can't talk specifics because it's Iron Man 2! But when they call, you say, "OK, I'm there. What do you need?" You don't say, "Who is this Marvel? Did you call my agent? Is FIJI Water on set?" Everyone knows who the stars are in this movie. I'm not one of them and I understand the editing process. Some things don't work out.

Complex: What if you'd stayed on the cutting room floor?

Olivia Munn: I would've started crying.

Complex: Comic-Con would not have been pretty. Your fans would've bugged.

Olivia Munn: My Chinese mother would have gone absolutely ballistic. She would've thrown shoes. Curling irons. She would've been physically looking for Jon Favreau.

Feel free to speculate on who that new Marvel Universe character might be. Or just occupy yourself with this:

Extra Tidbit: Munn had a small role in Broken Lizard's SLAMMIN' SALMON, which you will now rent or purchase, probably.
Source: Complex

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