MORE THAN JUST
livia Munn is sick and tired of the whingeing. It is almost a year since the # Metoo scandal rocked Hollywood, and the actor has no time for men who aren’t sure about how they’re meant to “behave” now.
“All of a sudden there are all these men out there who have to be aware of their existence,” the 38-year- old tells Stellar. “When you are a minority or a woman you’re always aware of your existence. And now these guys are like, ‘Oh, I have to think about how I interact with women and think about if this is inappropriate, or think before I make a joke or hug or whatever…’ Um, that’s called being a human being! Now [they] know what it’s like to be us. It’s like, you haven’t lost any of your rights, your life hasn’t changed – you’ve just [had to be] more thoughtful.”
Clearly, Munn is not afraid to speak her mind. Long before the slew of accusations toward a raft of powerful men in Hollywood began making headlines last October, the actor had already shared her own experience of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of director Brett Ratner (which he has denied).
Now she’s urging others to come forward and tell their stories to ensure history does not repeat itself. “Steps are being taken, but we need to keep going,” Munn says. “The more people that speak up and name names, and as long as the public continue their outrage and support, then we can keep this going.
“[Quentin] Tarantino still got a lot of people to do his movie even after everything Uma Thurman said [ the actress accused Tarantino of pressuring her into a dangerous Kill Bill driving scene in which she crashed and injured herself]. It just takes one big actor to turn a blind eye and the rest follow, which is what happened with Harvey Weinstein. People say, ‘Well, Tarantino makes really great movies, and I want to get an award or whatever, so I can just forgive the rest of