Not sweet on eye candy

7 Days in Dubai - - CELEBRITY FIX -

They came as ro­bots and gla­di­a­tors, light-up princesses and h i g h - h a i red god­desses shim­mer­ing in green, cop­per and sil­ver. As pre­dicted, the an­nual pa­rade of fash­ion and star power at the Met Gala on Mon­day night in­cluded an ar­ray of in­ter­pre­ta­tions on the evening’s vibe: ‘Manus x Machina: Fash­ion in an Age of Tech­nol­ogy’. That’s the name of an ex­hibit open­ing on Thurs­day that set the tone for the star-stud­ded evening that raises mil­lions for the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mu­seum of Art each year. This time around, the idea was to ex­plore the con­ver­gence of hand­made and ma­chine-made el­e­ments in fash­ion, past, present and fu­ture. Olivia Munn re­jected a role in ‘Deadpool’ be­cause she didn’t want to be the “eye candy”. The 35-year-old ac­tress was asked to play the lead char­ac­ter’s girl­friend in the film star­ring Ryan Reynolds but opted for a role in XMen: Apoc­a­lypse in­stead be­cause she was promised a fight scene. Speak­ing on her early meet­ings with the X-Men pro­duc­ers, she shared: “I said, ‘Is there a fight scene?’... The fight scene could be her mono­logue. I thought Psy­locke was al­ways one of the most lethal char­ac­ters, and I said, ‘Yes, as long as you’re not us­ing her to be the eye candy. She has re­ally pow­er­ful abil­i­ties.’ And they said, ‘Yes, that’s an im­por­tant part.’”

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