Olivia Munn is speaking out in a new interview with Canada’s Fashion Magazine about a question that has dogged her since the beginning of the year: has the 35-year-old actress turned to plastic surgery to preserve her good looks?
The answer, according to the ‘Ride Along 2’ actress, is a resounding no. Munn says her multi-ethnic background can play tricks on people sometimes.
“Being multi-ethnic―I’m half Chinese, half white―brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed,” Munn told Fashion. “I have more of a white appearance on the outside, but my bone structure is very much Asian. I have high cheekbones and smaller eyes.”
Munn said her makeup has also played a role at times in keeping the rumor mill going.
“When you put shimmer on the inside of my eyes, I immediately look cross-eyed,” she said. “If you put too heavy of an eyelash on me, it looks like my eyes are halfway closed.”
Munn admitted she cringed herself after seeing a recent photo from the ‘Ride Along 2’ press tour, one in which she looked like a completely different person.
Munn said she can handle the scrutiny, however, as it just comes with the territory of being an actress in Hollywood.
“As an actor, you can be completely transformative and take on different roles. As an individual in the world, it’s a totally different story―we live in a time where there’s so many pictures that bring so much scrutiny,” Munn explained. When your face changes because of makeup, it’s hard to let people know that you’re not actually doing surgery or fillers.”
In an Instagram post on February 23, Munn attributed her changing appearance to the fact that she lost 12 pounds, changed her eyebrow shape and has been working on getting rid of sunspots and wrinkles.
“Who says guys are the only ones who can get better with age,” she asked.