Olivia Munn On Why The Role Of Psylocke Appealed To Her So Much


Olivia Munn is making her debut as Psylocke when “X-Men: Apocalypse” premieres in May and no one seems more excited about it than her. Out of all the new actors that joined the cast for the film, Munn has undoubtedly shown the most enthusiasm regarding her role. She’s been posting training videos and sharing photos from the set constantly. It’s been great.

Olivia Munn recently spoke to cNet about why she connects with Psylocke so much and that’s when she started to gush over the character.

“I’ve loved Psylocke for so long. She’s a really, really strong badass female character in this comic book world where a lot of times the women don’t get to be strong and badass. You see a lot of superheroes [who] don’t always want to kill, and they’ll avoid it if they can. She’s never had a problem killing, and I like that she was the bad guy that had no problem being the bad guy. She’s telekinetic and telepathic so she can read your mind. She can create anything with her mind. To win any fights, she can just create a mountain and have it fall down on you, but she chooses to create a sword so she can kill up close and personal. I always thought that was really cool and badass.” Munn said.

You can see Olivia Munn in action when “X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theaters on May 27, 2016.