Olivia Munn turned down the opportunity to play the role of Vanessa in Deadpool because she didn’t want to play a “girlfriend” role.
Speaking to American Way Magazine, the actress said she refused the role because of a lack of action opportunities – something her new role as Psylocke in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse offered.
“I thought Psylocke was always one of the most lethal characters,” Munn explained, “and I said, ‘Yes
, as long as you’re not using her to be the eye candy. She has really powerful abilities.’ And they said, ‘Yes, that’s an important part.’”
Vanessa was eventually played by Firefly regular, Morena Baccarin.
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