'Star Wars: Episode 7' - Olivia Munn Desperately Wants a Part in the New TrilogyMike Sampson |
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is still working on bringing back the original cast but one new actor is making it known she wants in on 'Star Wars' no matter what the cost. Olivia Munn, who rocketed to internet fame with her famous Slave Leia costume at the 2007 Comic-Con, says she wants to be a part of J.J. Abrams' new 'Star Wars'...perhaps as Han Solo's daughter?
Olivia Munn left G4's 'Attack of the Show' after four years in 2010 to focus on her acting career. The results since have been...mixed. For every decent supporting role in a 'Magic Mike' or HBO's 'The Newsroom' there is a comedy like 'The Babymakers' that went nowhere fast. Though Munn cut her teeth in the geek world, she hasn't dabbled much in that world since a bit cameo in 'Iron Man 2.' That could all change with 'Star Wars: Episode 7' though.
While taking part in a Twitter interview yesterday, this is what Munn had to say about the upcoming film:
— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) February 18, 2013
On the one hand, we want to say a polite "thanks, but no thanks" on behalf of J.J. Abrams but on the other, 75% of the actors in Hollywood right now would do anything on a new 'Star Wars' movie if offered so at least she's being honest. We can't say that we fully support the idea of Olivia Munn as Han Solo's daughter but, sure, maybe put her in some Bib Fortuna makeup in the background somewhere. (By the way, Han Solo's daughter is named Jaina Solo. And even if you were looking for a female version of the name Han Solo, why would you make the surname feminine? So Han would name his daughter "Han" but change her last name? Sorry, that was a nerdy rant.)
Or maybe J.J. Abrams should take her up on the offer to work the craft services table.
What do you think? Do you think Olivia Munn could fit well into the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' universe? (She certainly fits well into a metal bikini...)