Olivia Munn got cheeky in the pages of Esquire magazine.
Inside, the actress admitted that she’s not shy about her body. She explained, “It’s interesting, because different people will tell me, ‘Well, you’re not, you shouldn’t, you don’t have to do this anymore.’ But I don’t think that there is anything wrong with it, and it actually bothers me, like when I was on ‘The Daily Show’ and there was this website that wanted to criticize me, saying, ‘How could she be on the cover of Maxim and be on this smart show?’ So I did the cover of Maxim again. Because, you know what? Don’t you want for your own daughters to grow up and be smart and funny and beautiful and embrace their sexuality?”
Munn went on to say, “I believe it was [Zach] Galifianakis who was saying something like, “People who are attractive can’t be funny, because funny comes from pain.” And it’s interesting, because in my life, I moved around a lot, and I had a really abusive stepfather. I have a great stepfather now, but my first stepfather was, for fourteen years, really horrible.”
She continued, “And you move around a lot and you’re constantly the new kid, because you’re a military family. Oklahoma, Utah, Japan, different parts of Japan — and humor and being self-deprecating and sarcastic was the thing that could break ice in every situation. And so it’s a very antiquated idea to think that you can’t be pretty and smart and funny.”
Read more in the June/July 2013 issue of Esquire magazine.