Olivia Munn isn't pleased about having to pay for her own expenses to appear in a cameo role in the upcoming Ocean's Eleven spinoff, Ocean’s Eight. Munn's star has steadily been on the rise in Hollywood in the past few years, from her hosting gig on the former G4 Network's Attack of the Show and turn as a reporter on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, to bit roles in such films as Iron Man 2 and Date Night.
In more recent years, Munn has eased into additional supporting roles, including a regular role on Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama The Newsroom, and a turn as the evil mutant Psylocke in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse. Munn is no doubt still trying to find her footing in Hollywood, but claims a recent experience in the movie world turned her sour.
In an interview with the SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio (via The Wrap), Munn says she filmed a cameo for Ocean's Eight, but was left footing the bill. For a scene in the film that takes place at the annual Met Gala in New York City (aka the biggest night in fashion), Munn says she purchased her own wardrobe, as well as hair and makeup services. Following the event, Munn says she submitted invoices to the Warner Bros. to cover the costs, but got the invoices back from the production unpaid:
“It’s a whole scene at the Met Ball and they’re like, ‘Do your own glam.’ I got the dress, all that, and then you submit the bills for it because I’m part of your movie ... But the bills come right back to you. It actually cost me money to be in ‘Ocean’s Eight.'”
The Wrap says it has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment, but there was no update on the request as of this writing. The publication pointed out that Munn wasn't the only notable person to make a cameo in the scene, which also included the likes of reality show personalities Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner, singer Zayn Malik, model Hailey Baldwin and Met Gala organizer Anna Wintour. To date, Munn appears to be the only person who made a cameo (at least of those listed) to be vocal about not recouping her own expenses.
While Munn's costs weren't disclosed (it's reasonable to think they were in the thousands of dollars), her move to openly criticize a studio after being invited to appear in their film does come as somewhat unexpected. Considering the level of exposure she will get by appearing in the heist drama - which stars such A-listers as Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Sarah Paulson - Munn stands to earn more in publicity than any amount money she spent on herself for the film, to presumably do little more than pose on a red carpet.
On top of that, there's no guarantee that footage of Munn will actually appear in Ocean's Eight, and she probably didn't do herself any favors by airing her complaints publicly. Either way, Munn will for certain be appearing in another franchise sequel/reboot due out in 2018, thanks to her leading turn in Shane Black's The Predator.
Source: Entertainment Weekly Radio (via The Wrap)