Ahead of its worldwide release later this week, sci-fi thriller The Predator underwent last-minute edits after actress Olivia Munn brought to Fox's attention that a scene featured a child sex offender. "I felt it was still appropriate to clap and cheer, but to actually make that gesture to stand up, especially in this moment. and privately I knew that no one reached out to me to say, 'Are you O.K.?' It did feel bad". She also said that one co-star left an interview when the topic came up. "You did the right thing", Brown wrote to Munn in his last tweet on the subject.
No doubt this would be emotional for anybody - and when you combine it with other comments she made about the situation over the weekend, it's easy to understand that Munn does NOT feel supported by her colleagues right now.
"This was an enormously unfortunate chapter in my life, and one that I took, and continue to take, personal responsibility for", Streigel has said. "I so appreciate that you 'didn't leave well enough alone, ' and again, I'm sorry you feel isolated in taking action".
The actor's words concern the objections Munn raised about the hiring of Steven Wilder Striegel to appear in a scene in the film.
Now This Is Us star Sterling has responded to Olivia's claims, as he apologised for not being there with her.
"I looked back and I see the guys standing up, and I was just confused, because I hadn't heard from them during the day". For "The Predator", Striegel had a three-page scene alongside Olivia Munn, playing a jogger who hits on her repeatedly.
In another interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she added, "I did see his apology that he put out". @oliviamunn I hope you don't feel quite so alone.
According to Munn, co-stars including Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, and Keegan- Michael Key declined to give public statements addressing the Striegel casting. I don't know how to pretend.
Striegel pleaded guilty in 2010 to two felonies - risk of injury to a child and enticing a minor by computer - after facing allegations that he attempted to lure a 14-year-old female into a sexual relationship through the internet.
Director Shane Black has apologised for his decision to cast his friend Striegel, who has also starred in Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys, stating he had been misled about the conviction. Now, while 'contractually obliged' to do promotion during Toronto International Film Festival, Munn has said that she was "disheartened" by the process and tepid response from the film's cast and director.
'I believe strongly in giving people second chances - but sometimes you discover that chance is not as warranted as you may have hoped. "There are people who get very mad at you for not just helping them bury it ..." And a rep for Key told THR that the actor previously reached out privately to tell Munn how proud he was of her.
"The Predator" opens in theaters nationwide September 14.