Friday, February 5, 2016

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Olivia Munn on Psylocke’s Provocative Costume

Collider: Olivia Munn had been a fan of the character for a very long time when she was asked to join the ensemble, and once she signed on, it was important to her that the sexuality of the character didn’t undermine her independence:

“Well, I’ve loved Psylocke… To me, I know that Psylocke is dressed very sexually. Out of all the costumes, it’s really revealing, but it’s important to know that she always had substantive plotlines… Just because she’s dressed like that, she’s not this promiscuous, slutty girl that’s—in fact, Apocalypse is the one who dressed her and gave her that outfit.”

The actress put a lot of work into diving into the psychology of the character, who has been used as a tool for others more often than not:

“The way that I see Psylocke is as a very powerful weapon that has been used and abused by different people so that they could use her powers, and she’s somebody who’s just looking for righteous purpose. Right now, that’s why she’s one of the bad guys.. She’s definitely someone who’s very strong, who’s been through a lot. She has really powerful abilities and is just looking for a purpose.

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