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Munn’s ‘cast troubles’

Olivia Munn's role in The Newsroom may be "greatly diminished".

The 33-year-old actress plays economist Sloan Sabbith in Aaron Sorkin's TV drama series alongside actor Jeff Daniels.

While filming the second season of the HBO show, Olivia reportedly held a "know it all attitude", causing great tension in the cast.

"Olivia and Aaron's relationship soured so completely during season two of The Newsroom that it created a poisonous atmosphere on the set," an insider told RadarOnline. "It affected the entire show because Olivia was written to be such a prominent player this season."

After such an intense schedule it is thought Aaron has plans to reduce Olivia's appearance in the show. He is said to be agitated by her constant comments on everything.

"By the end of the long shoot, Aaron and Jeff were barely speaking to her, and you can expect that in the third season, her role will be greatly diminished," the source added.

"Olivia was acting like one of his co-writers instead of like a professional actress, and Aaron didn't appreciate hearing her opinions on everything, especially since he took a real risk in the show's first year by hiring her."

The Newsroom is set to return to TV screens in 2014.

Olivia previously spoke about why she loves her part in the programme and how she and her character overcame problems with other people. Olivia was previously a female correspondent on The Daily Show.

"What I really love about what Aaron did with my character is that Sloan addresses it, but she doesn't let it affect her. Her stance is, 'I'm not going to be defined by you; how you see me is your problem,'" she previously told "It's really addressed in how she carries herself. Growing up I had a lot of really negative energy in my life from people that were in my life, so I know to how to stand up for myself."

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