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EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Munn Explains Why She Wanted to Do Her Own Stunts in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

by Ashley Crossan 2:45 PM PST, February 23, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Munn Explains Why She Wanted to Do Her Own Stunts in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Don't mess with Olivia Munn!

The 35-year-old actress has undoubtedly proven her dedication to her role as the mutant Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse.

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In the latest trailer, we see a purple-haired Munn flipping through the air while simultaneously slicing a car in two. You might expect the badass move to require a stunt double, but Munn made sure to take on the task herself.

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"That was me from the beginning to the end," Munn told ET at the Sci-Tech Awards. "That was a really cool thing to feel like when I showed up on set I was like, "Oh wait, I can do this! Throw me onto a wire, give me a sword – I'm good!'"

Munn said she trained for about six or seven hours per day in preparation for the movie, including exercises in Tae Kwon Do, sword fighting and wirework.

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"Psylocke is such a powerful, lethal character," said Munn. "It was important to me that I was able to do all of the stunts because the more believable it is, the better it is for the audience -- and the only way to make it believable is for me to actually do it."

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016. Are you excited to see Munn as Psylocke?

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