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Olivia Munn: X-Men is so surreal

Published 13/07/2015

Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn popped the crotch of her X-Men: Apocalypse outfit during filming.

The 35-year-old actress has joined the mutant franchise as Betsy Braddock / Psylocke, who possesses the power of telepathy.

Joining the likes of Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia can't believe she landed the role.

“It’s one of the coolest things. It really doesn’t feel real. It’s a very cliché thing to say, but it’s just a really surreal thing when you’re on set," she gushed during a chat at the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con. "I try not to mess up anything or touch anything, don’t break anything because they’re going to ask you to leave. It’s this feeling of very surreal and temporary in a way, if that makes sense. Like a dream.”

Olivia also divulged details about her part during a chat on talk show Conan on Saturday evening. Her skin-tight outfit was so difficult to get on that she revealed she had to be covered in "lube" in order to step into the costume.

"I was just so excited, and then I went, ‘OK, I want to do a really good job,’ and I just popped the crotch," she shared.

In the comic books Psylocke's outfit is a leotard with a red band around her hips and black bands around her upper arms and thighs, along with elbow-high gloves.

Olivia joked that the costume will be pretty accurate in real life, except for one major detail.

“Except for this part,” she grinned, pointing to her chest. “I come into a deficit with that part. But the costume is exactly like that.”

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