Olivia Munn Says She Feels Isolated by ‘Predator’ Cast After Scene Cut


Last week, just weeks before its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, 20th Century Fox cut a scene from director Shane Black's The Predator featuring a longtime friend of his who, it turned out, happens to be a registered sex offender.

Munn says she was "chastised" by the studio for telling her costars about Striegel, whose past she learned about from an acquaintance, and that she felt isolated from her costars after telling them even though it was to ensure they weren't blindsided by the news.

One of her co-stars, Keegan-Michael Key, was never booked to do that interview as he departed the festival early for the Jewish new year holiday.

Since her comments, Brown tweeted his support and apologized for having to feel like she's "isolated in taking action".

Two cast members were not scheduled to do interviews at the time.

'There are people who get mad at you for not helping them bury it. "I didn't get any calls from any producers or anybody saying, 'Thank you for letting us know, ' or, 'Thank you for letting us know before the movie'". But Munn told Vanity Fair that the backlash she's gotten for being vocal about Striegel has made her "kind of feel like I'm the one going to jail". Nothing really changes until people see that it will affect them personally.

"We all have the right to know who we're working with!"

"I have stated before, and I will state it again, I am proud of Olivia for the way that she handled a hard and alarming situation, and I am grateful that Fox took the information seriously and took action swiftly", Holbrook said. "Furthermore, Keegan reached out to Olivia privately last week to let her know how proud he was of her and echoed that sentiment in many interviews since then".

"My castmembers, nobody said anything to me about it", she claimed.

- Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) September 9, 2018Our studio was not given that opportunity, and neither was our cast.

"Especially [Olivia Munn] who was the only member of the principal cast who had to work with him". "I hope you don't feel quite so alone".

The actor explained his position on the ordeal on Twitter in a tweet that you can see above.

The film's director Shane Black, who is a friend Striegel's, also didn't attend the premiere in Toronto.

'After learning more about the affidavit, transcripts and additional details surrounding Steve Striegel's sentence, I am deeply disappointed in myself. When the press found out, they asked for a statement, I gave a statement.

'We were not aware of his background during the casting process due to legal limitations that impede studios from running background checks on actors'. "And when I found that out I did call Fox and I said, 'We have to delete the scene.' And they did thankfully".