MORE THAN JUST

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Front Page -

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

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