OLIVIA MUNN IN FEBRUARY'S POPULAR MECHANICS

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ON THE NEWSSTAND
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Olivia Munn



Olivia Munn appears on the cover of Popular Mechanics’ February issue (on newsstands January 6). Other celebrities to have graced our cover include Jimmy Carter (August 1984), George Plimpton (April 1986), Bruce Willis (November 1987), and Tim Allen (April 1993). Not only is Munn our cover girl, but she hosts “The Incredibly Special Effects Awards” inside the issue, saluting the year’s most stunning technological moments in film, including miniature hotels, digital aliens, lots of fake blood, and Michael Keaton.



So, why Munn? Because she has been charming comedy fans and gadget enthusiasts since she first appeared on Attack of the Show, the cult-hit news and technology review on the channel formerly known as G4, in 2006. Since then she’s played a fake journalist on The Daily Show and a real journalist on HBO’s The Newsroom. She currently stars alongside a very mustachioed Johnny Depp in the action-comedy Mortdecai (out January 23), which deserves its own special award, even if it didn’t come out in 2014. Other winners this year? Gone Girl (Best Slaying of the Year), Boyhood (Best Analog Effect) and Interstellar (Achievement in Scientific Accuracy).




Olivia Munn Quotes



On her character in Mortdecai: “My character has a very strange mustache fetish, so that can derail things sometimes. There's definitely a scene with a horse.”



On her childhood with her brothers: “My sisters were always doing makeup and curlers, and I wasn't interested in that. As early as I can remember, when we'd all be kicked outside for the summer, my brothers and I would make a huge fort and string out the electricity from inside and build an air-conditioning unit. In the winter we built igloos. We made them so perfect that we'd be sweating inside. For fun, occasionally we'd decide to do something like make our own batteries out of pennies. We'd just create.”




On doing her own stunts in Mortdecai: “I grew up doing karate and gymnastics and everything, so there's a part of me that likes the challenge. Later I had to ride in on this horse at full gallop through a very narrow path and trees coming up over us and land literally on a dime and jump off the horse.”


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