Olivia Munn has recently spoken out about director Bryan Singer and his unprofessional behavior while filming on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Munn played the mutant Psylocke in the film and was one of the Four Horsemen who served under the command of the main villain, Apocalypse. However she has recently stated that director Bryan Singer would often leave the set for days on end. Leaving the remaining cast and crew to shoot without him and suggested that he was able to get away with this behaviour, because he is a male director.
Olivia Munn on X-Men: Apocalypse
In an article on Variety, Munn had this to say:
“It’s possible [to work with women directors]. It’s the problem that I always had in this business, way before the #MeToo movement exposed so much. You’re in it and you see these people who keep failing up, and they’re not that great and you think, ‘Really?’ When we shot X-Men, I never shot a huge movie like that before.
“I didn’t know what was right or wrong, but I did know that it seems strange that Bryan Singer could check out and say he had a thyroid issue. Instead of going to a doctor in Montreal, which is a very high-level, working city, he said he had to go to L.A. And he was gone for about 10 days is my recollection. And he said, ‘Continue. Keep filming.'”
Munn went on to say:
“We’d be on set, I remember there’s a big scene that we’d have, and we’d come back from lunch and then one of Bryan’s assistants would come up and show us a cell phone with a text message on it. And he texted to the actors, ‘Hey guys. I’m busy right now. But just go ahead and start filming without me. And we’d be like, ‘OK.'”
This seems to line up with the claims of erratic behaviour on the set of Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer was originally slated to direct the project however he was fired from the film ways into production due to reports of unprofessional behaviour on set as well as clashing with lead actor Rami Malek.
This is just the latest in a string of bad news for famous director, including Singer previously involved in a public lawsuit after he was accused of sexually abusing underage boys. While these accusations were later dismissed, Olivia Munn stated that his behaviour on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse seems to support these claims. One thing is clear, we won’t see Munn in any of his future projects.
What do you think of Olivia Munn’s comments? What did you think of X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know in the comment section or on our social media!