Olivia Munn Reveals the Biggest Drawback to Losing 12 Pounds for ‘X-Men’

Olivia Munn recently made headlines when she unintentionally lost 12 pounds preparing for her role as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse.

She explained to E! News a couple of weeks ago, “If I wanted the fans to see Psylocke and get a good fight scene for her and the fans, I knew I had to go do it myself. So I started training every day with Taekwondo and sword and the stunt and wire work, and I just ended up losing 12 pounds from working out every day.”

Now Munn, who has a black belt in Karate, is opening up about the adverse effects of losing weight to PeopleStyle (on newsstands today):

As I’ve tried to get healthier in my life, I’ve realized there are adverse effects to losing weight. I’m not very tall, so any weight that I had lost changed areas of my skin, like my neck. I could see different parts of my skin didn’t feel as, like, tight anymore and I think it’s just because it was excess [skin] because of the lost of weight.

The 25-year-old is now in the process of tightening that area in a natural way:

I’m aware of it and, because I’m aware of it, I love to talk to other women and figure out what other people are doing. If you just ask your girlfriends or different people you work with, you end up finding a lot of really great ideas.

As for succumbing to botox or fillers, she’s more unsure:

I want to try to avoid anything like that. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I believe that we, as women, should embrace our age and have no problem saying it. Sure, parts of my skin don’t feel as tight anymore. But we can’t control the day we were born.

Munn is ultimately just committed to caring for her skin to avoid getting adult acne again:

Makeup can really transform your look, but nothing replaces having great skin. It’s always been important to me to invest in it. I’ve regretted buying shoes or purses, but I’ve never regretted what I’ve spent on my skin. I had adult acne not that long ago. It was worse than when I was 18! I started using Proactiv, and I haven’t dealt with it since.

Read Olivia Munn’s entire interview in this week’s issue of PeopleStyle.

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27.