As 2015 came to a close, Olivia Munn declared her role as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse one of her defining moments of the year. Now, in 2016, the movie will finally hit theaters. To celebrate the impending release, the actress hopped on her personal Twitter page for a quick Q&A session. During the event, she also unveiled a new Psylocke photo, which shows the mutant ready for war.
Olivia Munn answers quite a few questions from fans. But be warned. Not all of them are about the movie. While she offers some cool insight into the making of X-Men: Apocalypse, she is also asked if she'll put her shoe on her head, which she does. She's then asked questions like, 'Do you prefer pancakes or waffles?' One of the better questions to come out of the session is whether or not Psylocke, who is discovered hiding behind the Iron Curtain by Apocalypse, has a British accent. Here's what she had to say about her dialect and how her family helped define Psylocke for the screen.
"No. I do not have an English accent as Psylocke. But that's because there are a lot of people with English accents in the film. So I thought maybe I'd be American and represent this side of the pond. I didn't have to do a lot of comic book reading for Psylocke. I got the role because I pretty much did most of this stuff when I was young. I grew up in Japan. And being one of five kids, we'd all get our X-Men comics, and we'd share them and put them together. But I would get on the phone with my sister every few days to talk out Psylocke, because my family talks about X-Men as though it were the Civil War."
Over the course of X-Men: Apocalypse's production, we saw plenty of behind-the-scenes footage of Olivia Munn training for her role as Psylocke. And we know she is quite proficient with a sword. The actress teases a big fight scene in the movie, and reveals just how much effort and energy went into making this particular Mutant character special.
"I worked for many months training. I did like six or seven hours a day. Sword and Tai Kwon Do training. And stunt training. And wire training. And I shot a fight scene for about two weeks. So, I hope there is a big fight scene that still remains in the movie. I shot one, so hopefully there will be one. I did get hurt training. Most of it was self-inflicted. I have a picture of my leg that is completely bruised from my ankle all the way up to my thigh. That was just because I was at home trying to learn sword by myself. And this was before I asked for a not-so-sharp blade to practice with."
The actress is then asked if she thinks Psylocke will change or alter her career at all. She doesn't think so. She believes it will be what it is. And can't really reflect on how it might change her life. She had this to say about appearing in a franchise as big as X-Men.
"I don't know. I don't think you ever know how something will turn out for your career, even if there is a lot of hype. Or there is a lot of press about something. You never really know how it's going to change things. I think everything will be the same for quite some time. Then maybe it will move someday. Maybe down, maybe up. It's a good thing to be a part of, but it will remain the same."
You can check out all of Olivia Munn's answers here. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Check out the latest image of Psylocke, and then watch all of the fun Twitter videos featuring Olivia Munn.