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Olivia Munn's nerd-out at X-Men outfit

Published 27/04/2016

Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn asked her X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer to make sure her Psylocke costume was purple.

Olivia Munn had a “nerd-out” moment when it came to her X-Men costume.

The American actress is joining the mutant franchise for the first time, in new flick Apocalypse, which hits cinemas from May (16). She’ll star alongside X-Men regulars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence, and fully threw herself into playing Betsy Braddock / Psylocke.

"My nerd-out phase happened trying on the suit," Olivia admitted to SFX Magazine. "Up until the very end, the whole outfit was black. And I’d asked, 'This is going to be purple, right?' But they were short on time cos my character was put in at the very end, right before filming. I felt it was very important the costume looks identical to the comic books. So I called (director Bryan Singer), and he’s already read my email, so he knew it was coming from a fan. And he said okay. He 100 per cent understood right away (sic)."

For her role as the superheroine, 35-year-old Olivia had to get to grips with a sword. As well as seeing her body tone up and fitness levels reach new heights, training for X-Men had some surprising benefits on her skin too.

"I lost 12 pounds this past year while training for X- Men," she previously explained. "I kept it off by coming up with an hour workout I do a few times a week. The weight loss leaned out my cheeks and jaw line. Working out is also great for your skin because it increases blood flow to your face which helps rejuvenate."

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