Olivia Munn gets real about filming romance scenes, and yes forever
Although lovey-dovey scenes look like they’d be a breeze to shoot, apparently they’re not all fun and games. And at an event for Entertainment Weekly, Olivia Munn, the star of Office Christmas Party, explains why she has issues with romantic scenes in particular.
Of course, we’ve heard about the hilariously awkward reality of filming a steamy Hollywood sex scene from Margot Robbie in Wolf of Wall Street, but Munn is talking specifically about a romance scene — as in one in which two characters need to seem emotionally intimate. In the movie, her character is linked romantically to one of her co-workers, played by Jason Bateman.
She elaborates, highlighting the challenge of interpreting her character when going from script to screen.
Although she was hesitant of the stereotypical way that women can be depicted in films, Munn goes on to emphasize that the films co-directors, Josh Gordon and Will Speck, worked closely with her in the scenes were onscreen romance was present to ensure that everything feel earned and natural for the characters.
Office Christmas Party comes out December 9th and we can’t wait! Oh, and it also stars Kate McKinnon and Jennifer Aniston, so we anticipate lots of good things.