About That Time Iron Man 2 Reshot All of Olivia Munn's Footage
Attack of the Show host and all-around fanboy wet dream Olivia Munn hit something of a jackpot when Jon Favreau tapped her -- er, selected her -- for a role in Iron Man 2. And to hear Munn tell it in a new interview, she did everything she was instructed to do when summoned to the set. So why did she have to go back while the film was editing and reshoot all her scenes?
Good question! If Munn's not telling her interrogator at Complex, then she's probably not going to tell us:
You're in two gigantic movies this year. Let's talk about Iron Man 2 first because it's fucking Iron Man 2.
Actually, they just gave me another role in the film. I had to reshoot all of my scenes.
Wait, didn't they start filming like last year or something?
Yeah, but as they started to edit they realized it was becoming darker than what they'd expected and what my scenes had allowed for. My parts were lighthearted and comedic.
Jon Favreau called and was like, "I've got good news and bad news: This is what's happening in editing but we all really like you." Marvel and Jon had to add another character from the Marvel universe to keep me included.
I need details! Tell us anything about the old or new role.
I can't talk specifics because it's Iron Man 2! But when they call, you say, "OK, I'm there. What do you need?" You don't say, "Who is this Marvel? Did you call my agent? Is FIJI Water on set?" Everyone knows who the stars are in this movie. I'm not one of them and I understand the editing process. Some things don't work out.
What if you'd stayed on the cutting room floor?
I would've started crying.
Comic-Con would not have been pretty. Your fans would've bugged.
My Chinese mother would have gone absolutely ballistic. She would've thrown shoes. Curling irons. She would've been physically looking for Jon Favreau.
Well, crisis averted. Hooray -- though you never really know with Favreau. "Reshoot" means different things to different people. Just be advised, Olivia, that if this "darker" turn vaguely involves a bikini-modeling shoot and the words "travel brochure" anywhere in the script, maybe keep a lawyer close-by.