You may remember Olivia Munn from her popular run on TV’s Attack of the Show! or maybe you’ve watched her as the neurotic (and highly intelligent) Sloan Sabbith on HBO’s underrated series The Newsroom. Either way, you probably haven’t seen Munn in an acting class.
That’s not a knock on or a sarcastic dig at the actress, and her steady work on television (including the short-lived Perfect Couples) and film (Magic Mike, The Babymakers, and now Deliver Us From Evil) is proof that she’s in-demand and, more importantly, able to successfully work in both mediums.
During the Deliver Us From Evil press day over the weekend, Munn explained why spending years honing her craft at acting school wasn’t in her cards. Instead, the actress has an entirely different and straightforward approach to her craft. “I am a part of all that I have met,” asserts Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem Ulysses. One can assume Munn shares a similar sentiment.
In the audio clip below, Olivia Munn explains how connecting to people from all walks of life illuminates her acting path.
In Deliver Us From Evil, Munn plays the wife of Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), an NYPD sergeant who battles a different kind of evil in the Bronx. Directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister), is based on the book of the same name (penned by Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool) and opens nationwide July 2.