Courtesy of Olivia Munn; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Olivia Munn would like to formally take this opportunity to poke fun at herself.
The former Daily Show correspondent couldn't make it to the South by Southwest Film Festival this weekend for a screening of her new movie, The Babymakers, and alas, fanboys lost out on the chance to quiz her about the so-called nude photo scandal that she and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks found themselves in last week.
Instead, she's on the set of The Newsroom, the new Aaron Sorkin-produced HBO series. But never one to miss a dull moment, Munn posted a letter and accompanying marked-up picture of her own online addressing the controversy head on…through humor.
Explaining her absence, The Babymakers' helmer, Jay Chandrasekhar, read the same missive out loud to the SXSW audience on her behalf. Here's what she had to say.
Dear Everyone at The Babymakers SXSW screening," she begins. "I'm sorry I couldn't be there with you all. I'm currently in Sierra Leone helping build wells for the thirsty. I thought I'd have time to stop through Austin on my way here, but I was detoured when I saw two beached seals on the Gulf near South Padre and used all of my strength, sweat and tears to pull them back into the water and save their lives."
In other words, while fanboys have been obsessing over purported leaked shots of the 31-year-old comic actress naked, Munn quipped that she's been making like Angelina Jolie doing good deeds.
"It's hard for me to sit here with these small, dysentery-ridden children and know that I cannot be there, with all of you wonderful friends and supporters, for my SXSW Hollywood movie premiere," deadpans Munn, continuing the theme. "I must end this letter short, as I'm on my way to Seoul, Korea to speak with the starving children who have been denied food by their country and educate them on a motto that I have personally lived by and think will give them some hope: Thinner is Better."
Oh, and those pics you heard about? The erstwhile Attack of the Show hottie then adds that they had to be fake since they're missing certain male body parts she claims to have.
"Oh, and one last thing- Some of those pictures weren't even me. I mean, you can't even see my penis… and it's pretty big for an Asian. Sheesh," she cracks.
Munn signed the letter, "Your Cable Television Darling (from the upcoming HBO Aaron Sorkin series, The Newsroom)."
The message, of course: Don't believe everything you see and read on the Internet, folks. Or that's what she wants you to think, at any rate.
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