Olivia Munn has seen many things and has been many places: she hails from Oklahoma by way of Tokyo, Japan (!?!), and got her start in television covering college football games. Now, you can catch the vixen-on-the-rise on the G4's "Attack of the Show", as well as on The N's surfing-based "Beyond the Break". MensFitness.com recently caught up with the increasingly in-demand actress and discussed everything from football to MySpace to Rob Schneider.
Men's Fitness: Before working at G4, you worked at Fox Sports, correct? How did you make the transition from a sports network to a network that once dedicated itself toward video games?
Olivia Munn: Well, to me, being a television host is a totally different ballgame, and the one thing that I've learned is that I can only be myself. So no matter where I am, whether it's Fox Sports, G4, CNN, or wherever, I HAVE to be myself. And that's what I concentrate on.
MF: Being that your tenure at Fox Sports was a short one, would you consider yourself a sports fan?
OM: Oh my God, yes! I love college and professional football.
MF: Who's your favorite NFL team?
OM: Dallas [Cowboys]! I have friends and family in Oklahoma, and my good friend Roy Williams plays strong safety for them. When it comes to college football, I'm an Oklahoma fan, but in terms of the NFL, I follow the players more closely. But I've stuck with Dallas for a while.
MF: By working at those networks, have you always fashioned yourself as "pop-culture savvy"?
OM: Pop culture is (pauses)... I was playing Trivial Pursuit yesterday, and I'm, like, history? No. Science? No. In sports, leisure and pop culture, I was killin' it (laughs)! I guess it's just something natural; I have no idea what interests me about that. My mind is literally filled with useless knowledge (laughs). I probably couldn't tell you who started some of the biggest wars in history, but I could tell you the name of the top record in 1987 (laughs).
MF: I'm sure you could... You've been also getting a significant amount of Internet attention lately; you recently appeared on Tom Green's Internet show, and you have a lot of people posting clips of you on YouTube.. Do you welcome so much online attention?
OM: I'm proud of what I do and I work hard; and literally overnight all these magazine offers and Internet [attention] arose. But it's such a weird thing, all this overnight attention. Have you checked out my MySpace page?