Olivia Munn Covers 'Ocean Drive' May/June 2012
Here’s what the 31-year-old actress had to share:
On filming Magic Mike in Miami: “I thought it might be too overwhelming, all that color, exposed skin, and a party atmosphere you get from TV. But I instantly loved it. It was much more suburban, a neighborhood feel within a big-city energy, with that friendly mentality. You can party, but if you want to chill, all you have to do is go down the block.”
On relating to her character, Joanna: “Like her, I don’t like to be forced into anything, particularly a forced intimacy. As Joanna says, ‘Sometimes you’re the girl and I’m the guy,’ I love that she pushes against the stereotype, that she refuses to stay within the box that people, especially other women, want to put her in. Joanna doesn’t shy away from all the parts of herself, including her sexuality. And neither do I.”
On choosing to work in Hollywood: “With Asians, life is all about college, doctor, lawyer, scientist, but certainly not acting. I’m glad now that my mom insisted I stay in Oklahoma. There is a sweetness and a pride there. People are really kind. But it was difficult. I found it very hard to find my place. That’s been true all my life. When you travel around so much, you have to keep reinventing yourself. And that toughens you up, gives you more tools to cope in life.”
FYI: Olivia is also wearing a Dolce&Gabbana jacket and shorts.