LAist Interview: G4TV's Olivia Munn
I'm happy to report that Olivia Munn is every bit the kick-ass chick that every nerd across America hopes she is -- and a heck of a lot more. First of all, yes, she’s gorgeous even without makeup. Two, yes, she’s just as sarcastic and funny and down-to-earth in person as she is on camera, and admits that part of what makes her job at G4TV so fun is that she gets to act like herself – every day. Oh, and you know that appearance at the Star Wars Convention where she hosted the show dressed as Princess Leia, fulfilling the deepest fantasies of legions of nerds? Girl didn’t even work out beforehand. I mean COME ON!
I got to spend an afternoon hanging on the G4 set, where Munn and co-host Kevin Pereira were rehearsing for the live taping of their daily video game/tech/culture/news round-up, Attack of the Show. The broadcast is everything you would expect from a show aimed at the 12-34 year old male American demographic, but so much more – yeah, there’s lots of time devoted to playing Youtube videos of fat kids falling, hot chicks fighting, and weird animal stunts, but there’s also a lot of great journalism on games, technology, film, comic books, and pretty much every move Steve Jobs makes. The show has a loose, fun feeling, thanks in large part to the chemistry between the hosts, who seem to revel in bouncing up against each other in all sorts of improvisational ways. Pereira is a knock-out interviewer, a less-frilly gear-head version of Ryan Seacrest, and Munn is – well, let’s just say she could probably eat Brooke Burke alive.
Munn's not just the smart, pretty, and sarcastic co-host of one of the coolest shows on TV, but she's also a budding actress and successful model -- you can check her out next year in Rob Schneider's Big Stan, as well as the horror movie Insanitarium. And if you don't already have her (SFW) Playboy shoot bookmarked, well, you will as soon as you're done Googling it. Which is what you're going to do now, so go on. Do it. We'll be here.
Anyway! Now that you've got your Munn on, read our exclusive LAist interview below to find out how she feels about playing Gay Chicken with Kevin Pereira, living in Los Angeles, and making out with her spray-tan lady. Oh, but first watch this video. No, trust me. No really, TRUST ME.