Olivia Munn Insisted Her 'Newsroom' Character Not Wear Turtlenecks

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Olivia Munn Insisted Her 'Newsroom' Character Not Wear Turtlenecks

by The Insider 1:41 mins

Olivia Munn graces the cover of the May 2014 issue of Allure magazine and talks about women being both sexy and serious. The actress, who plays financial advisor Sloan Sabbith on HBO's "The Newsroom," admits she insisted that her character be feminine and not dress too conservatively. "What I really love to do for a role is make the woman unapologetic for who she is," she explained. "They wanted to put me in a turtleneck, and I said no. They're like, 'We want people to take her seriously,' and I said, 'People will take her seriously because of her brain. It's not her problem what somebody sees when they look at her.'" It appears Sloan and Olivia have that hot girl problem in common! In 2010, critics slammed the star, saying that she wasn't qualified for her correspondent job on "The Daily Show." "When that stuff happened, even then felt antiquated," Olivia told Elle magazine. "What I really love about what Aaron [Sorkin] did with my character is that Sloan addresses it, but she doesn't let it affect her. Her stance is, 'I'm not going to be defined by you; how you see me is your problem.' It's really addressed in how she carries herself." Check out the video to see Olivia's Allure cover and be sure to tune into "The Insider" on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.