In case you missed it: Hours before its premiere at TIFF, word got out that the reimagining of The Predator contained a scene with a registered sex offender, actor Steven Wilder Striegel. Striegel also happens to be a friend of the film's director Shane Black. When Olivia Munn found out she was involved in the scene with Strigel, she immediately went to Fox, who removed the scene. The studio released a statement saying that legal limitations on background checks for actors impeded its ability to learn of Striegel's crime when he was hired.
.@OliviaMunn: "It's not an easy thing to be the one to speak up. There are people who get mad at you for not helping them bury it ... I'm sitting here by myself when I should be with the rest of the cast" https://t.co/vBnjnVz9cA pic.twitter.com/jP3qReJh64— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 8, 2018
Munn was interviewed today by THR about it. The interview was originally meant to be all-ensemble, but beside from Jacob Tremblay, the rest of the cast backed out at the last minute.
-- "It’s been most tough on the Jane Doe that was in the story because the victim is the victim. Whatever she’s gone through the subsequent years is most important to me."
-- "We’re making movies. We’re not in the mafia. I haven’t spoken against the family. This guy isn’t in our movie anymore. I try to do the right thing and that’s all I can do."
-- She hasn't heard from Shane Black but saw his apology when it was posted online. She would have appreciated it more if he told her in person. Says she feels by some people (didn't say who tho we can clearly guess) that she was the one who went to jail or hired the guy. Says it feels very lonely being there doing promo by herself.
-- Mentions that you can't depend on the people in power to make a change, as they are the ones colluding with the abusers and turning a blind eye just to make money. Says only when fans use their wallets will they actually care.
-- Wouldn't give someone who hurt children a second chance.