On The Ellen DeGeneres' show, when Olivia Munn attended to promote her upcoming film, The Predator, the actress divulged into the controversial topic of outing a convicted sex offender's scene from the film. She was later shunned by her co-workers for stepping up.
On the Ellen show, Munn told the host, "When I did call my co-stars, I got chastised the next day by people in the studio for telling them and, 'Why am I not just keeping quiet? It's all going to be okay, it got deleted, what's the big deal?'" Speaking of her cast members' reaction to the whole situation, Munn claimed that she didn't receive much support from them either: "My cast members, nobody said anything to me about it, nobody talked to me, nobody reached out that whole day. At first, I thought it's because they just don't know what to say, but privately, I did feel iced out."
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However, she did praise co-star Sterling K Brown and Boyd Holbrook for publicly apologising to her for not addressing the controversy earlier. Munn said, "Sterling did eventually did tweet out support and was very forthcoming about how he felt, so that's important," she said.
In the week leading up to the release of the reprised version of The Predator, Munn found out that director Shane Black had cast a convicted sex offender Steev Wilder in the film. They even shared screen space together. Upset by it, Munn went straight to the company 20th Century Fox regarding the same. She was very upset about not being informed of Wilder's background and urged the producers to pull down the screen space she shared with him.
The director did apologise to her for keeping her in the dark regarding the background of Wilder. He apologised for not letting the cast and crew "voice in the decision" to hire the convicted sexual offender. Munn spoke about her she was shunned by her co-workers after the incident as a result of ousting Wilder's role from the film.