Olivia Munn has been in the news for accusing famous Hollywood director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct. But that’s not all Munn is doing. One of the most courageous aspects of Munn’s story is how she hasn’t let the incident stop her momentum, her progress, and her belief in herself and her career. Many actresses who repeatedly encounter the invidious “toxic masculinity” — which is undeniably rampant in Hollywood — are understandably waylaid by it. But not Munn, who both persevered yet remained unwilling to forget — which brings her to her place today, thriving but angry. Still, Munn is currently working on terrific projects and avoiding the likes of Ratner, a hard thing to do in Hollywood — but something Munn has proved adept at.
Most recently Munn, who’s perhaps best known as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse and for her outstanding work on The Newsroom, has signed on for the History Channel’s excellent military drama Six. Munn enters the show in its second season portraying Gina, a determined CIA operative who works her way through the agency to become an officer. Sounds like Gina has a lot in common with Munn. If you want to know more about how the exceptionally smart Munn thinks, the video interview below gives a good idea. Munn was a journalism major in college. Also of note: growing up in a military family, Munn is certainly familiar with a male-dominant culture. And how to succeed despite the barriers. To give an idea of how hard Munn must work to avoid bad seeds in Hollywood, consider that Six is produced by A+E Studios and Weinstein Television.