Ever since Variety broke the news last summer that Olivia Munn had landed an unspecified role in Iron Man 2, rumors have been flying about who exactly the budding actress would be playing. In her brand new Complex cover story, Olivia reveals some details about her role for the first time. Apparently, the original scenes she shot were cut from the movie because they didn't fit with the increasingly "darker" tone, but director Jon Favreau decided to add in another character from the Marvel Universe for her to play instead. Check out Olivia's full explanation below...
Complex: You're in two gigantic movies this year. Let's talk about Iron Man 2 first because it's fucking Iron Man 2.
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.
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
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.