Olivia Munn Compares Her Two Iron Man 2 Roles
Posted 03.27.10 by BrentJS
After Olivia Munn told Complex that she had to reshoot her Iron Man 2 scenes as an entirely new character, comic book fans everywhere have been wondering what character she will portray. Speculation about her original role had her portraying Melina Vostokoff, aka Iron Maiden, but in a follow-up interview with Complex, Munn said that there was never any truth to that rumor.
Jon Favreau made that joke at Comic-Con when I was interviewing him because it's just a cameo. If I was Iron Maiden, there'd be a big press release. I can't say what I'm doing at all, because I signed away my life to Marvel if I say anything—but I think I'm allowed to say that everyone seemed to love my catering!
Munn refused to reveal what character she would be playing, but said that she enjoyed both roles for different reasons.
If I got to walk past Robert Downey Jr.'s trailer and hand him a bottled water, I would've been ecstatic! I'm a huge geek, and to have anything more than a passing glance in Iron Man 2 is a dream come true. I don't need anything big, just a chance to fulfill a little part of my nerd fantasy. If you made me pick, my first role had more improv and was a lot of fun, but for my second one I got to pick a Marvel Comics character. It's pretty dope that from here on out, I'm that Marvel character.
Before Iron Man 2 debuts, Munn will be appearing in a small role in director Shawn Levy's Date Night, starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Munn also also be starring in the pilot episode of Perfect Couples on NBC.
Next Showing: Iron Man 2
opens May 7