Olivia Munn Explores ASMR

In this episode of Celebrity ASMR, Olivia Munn explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and by rubbing pants as a nod to her time on G4's Attack of the Show, petting a stuffed tiger to pay tribute to her segment on The Daily Show, playing with waffles (The Newsroom's Sloan Sabbith), crinkling an X-Men Psylocke comic book, and tapping on a helmet to represent Gina Cline on The History Channel show about Seal Team Six. Check out Oliva in Season 2 of 'Six" on The History Channel

Released on 6/15/2018

Credits

Starring: Olivia Munn

Transcript

00:00
No one told us that when we went in for the audition,
00:03
we would have to read our scenes with Aaron Sorkin himself.
00:08
I'm doing pretty well, and then I mess up
00:11
about four pages in.
00:13
I think I threw up about three times.
00:22
Hi.
00:24
I'm Olivia Munn, and today I'm going to do ASMR for you.
00:37
I hope you enjoy this.
00:38
I am going to talk about some key points in my career,
00:43
and I hope you guys are relaxed right now,
00:46
and having a really great time,
00:49
and I hope this puts you to sleep, or helps relax you.
00:56
And I hope I give you nightmares.
00:58
Dark, dark nightmares.
01:00
I hope I show up in your dreams.
01:04
I hope I come through, and I look like your mother.
01:08
And then we start making out.
01:11
But it's okay, because I'm Olivia,
01:15
even though I look like your mother.
01:19
I don't know if you'll be okay when you wake up,
01:21
but in the dream, it'll be okay.
01:27
Okay.
01:29
Let's get started.
01:32
Attack of the Show.
01:34
I co-hosted Attack of the Show from 2006 to 2009.
01:44
And it is a show that I miss every single day.
01:51
I had so much fun on that show.
01:56
One time, we came up with this idea
02:02
to put garbage bags on the ground,
02:06
on the hard ground of a studio,
02:09
which is basically cement,
02:12
and then we wanted to put baby oil on top, and dance.
02:20
So, we did it, because on Attack of the Show,
02:24
we were allowed to do pretty much whatever we wanted.
02:31
And we were dancing, and I slipped,
02:37
and I fell to the ground,
02:39
and I tried to get up, and my elbow,
02:42
my wrist went out from underneath me and slipped,
02:46
and I hit my elbow,
02:48
and I dislocated my shoulder, live on television.
02:53
And, I remember everybody thought I was joking,
02:59
and I could see myself on the monitor,
03:03
and I knew it was live,
03:05
and all I could do was shake my head,
03:09
and wave my hand to let them know that I was in pain.
03:17
But of course, it was good TV,
03:20
so I had to wait for a commercial break,
03:25
for the ambulance to get me.
03:29
And my elbow still hurts to this day.
03:35
On Attack of the Show,
03:37
I had a segment called In Your Pants.
03:41
Here are pants to represent that segment.
04:03
(scratching)
04:07
(folding)
04:14
(zipping)
04:25
On In Your Pants, it was a sex advice segment,
04:32
where the sex therapist would be on the show with me,
04:40
and we would take questions from the audience,
04:44
and she would give helpful advice,
04:47
and I would give realistic advice.
05:09
Thanks.
05:15
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
05:18
When I debuted on The Daily Show,
05:23
I was so excited, and not really nervous.
05:31
At least I thought I wasn't nervous.
05:36
And the segment started in the first block of the show,
05:42
so I was standing off to the side in the dark,
05:47
as Jon's desk was lit up, as he began the show.
05:53
I heard the iconic music of The Daily Show,
05:59
and immediately started getting nervous.
06:04
I couldn't believe that I was standing there,
06:06
and I was in front of the audience with Jon.
06:13
It's going about a minute, almost two minutes,
06:17
and I start to feel a little faint.
06:21
And I'm seeing black dots and stars,
06:26
and then I realized that I had forgotten to breathe.
06:33
I was so nervous, and then I thought to myself,
06:39
I can't breathe.
06:41
And then I thought, oh, wait, you can breathe.
06:45
So, I took a breath.
06:50
And then he threw to me, and the rest is history.
06:56
To represent my segment on The Daily Show,
06:59
Tiger Mothering, I present to you, a tiger.
07:08
(scratching)
07:15
(tapping)
07:27
(scratching)
07:30
The tiger mother story that we did
07:34
was based on this author Amy Chua.
07:38
She wrote a book called Tiger Mom.
07:42
And so, I interviewed different types of mothers.
07:47
Mothers who disagreed with the tiger mom method.
07:51
Then I interviewed my mother,
07:53
who I lovingly called the MILF.
07:57
The mother I learned from.
08:00
The original tiger mother.
08:07
Thank you.
08:08
The Newsroom.
08:15
When I auditioned for The Newsroom,
08:19
the role of Sloan Sabbith had about five pages,
08:24
maybe six pages of dialogue.
08:29
A lot of people who audition hold their papers
08:33
in front of them, with the dialogue.
08:37
But I can't do that.
08:40
I have to know my lines 100%,
08:45
because looking at a paper distracts me.
08:49
But, for this audition,
08:53
it was this scene where Sloan Sabbith
08:58
is doing a news broadcast,
09:01
and she was talking to another journalist.
09:04
Normally a journalist on camera
09:08
would have a prompter, and there's a lot of financial jargon
09:14
that is like remembering Chinese.
09:18
And I had to learn all of this,
09:24
and say it perfectly for the audition.
09:26
No one told us that when we went in for the audition,
09:30
we would have to read our scenes
09:32
with Aaron Sorkin himself.
09:35
Aaron Sorkin would be reading the scenes with us.
09:42
So the first take of this,
09:45
I mess up a line, about a page down.
09:49
They let me start again.
09:51
The second time I start,
09:54
I'm doing pretty well,
09:56
and then I mess up about four pages in.
10:01
I want to start again.
10:03
Aaron Sorkin says, Let's just take it
10:06
from where you stopped.
10:08
And I said, No, from the top.
10:14
And he said, No, we'll take it
10:18
from where you left off.
10:20
And I said, I don't know if you know this,
10:26
but you like to write,
10:28
and there's a lot of stuff here to memorize,
10:31
and I know that when you guys make your decision,
10:36
you will look back at this tape,
10:39
and when you send it to the heads of HBO,
10:42
and they have to make the decision,
10:45
and they look at this tape,
10:47
the only thing that will get me the job,
10:50
is if they see the scene complete.
10:55
So, we'll take it from the top.
11:00
And I could not believe that I was saying that to him.
11:05
And he looked over at the director,
11:08
and they gave each other this look like, okay, alright.
11:16
And in my head, I was telling myself,
11:20
what the did you just do?
11:23
Don't it up.
11:25
Don't it up.
11:26
You better nail it.
11:29
You have one more shot.
11:32
And I kept going, and I kept going,
11:36
and I had that little voice in the back of my head
11:39
that never shut up.
11:41
That kept telling me that I was going to it up.
11:46
But I was able to ignore that voice, get through, and,
11:54
I didn't find out until a year after the first season,
12:01
when Aaron Sorkin was giving me
12:06
the Variety Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award,
12:11
in his speech, he said that I was the only person
12:19
that they had auditioned for the role of Sloan Sabbith,
12:23
and that by the time I was in the elevator,
12:27
they closed casting on that role,
12:29
and I had booked the part.
12:33
And I wish I would have known that then,
12:37
because I think I threw up about three times.
12:45
I couldn't believe that I had talked to him that way
12:51
in the audition.
12:53
But it worked.
12:57
To represent my character Sloan Sabbith's love of waffles,
13:03
I present to you waffles.
13:11
(crackling)
13:27
(scratching)
13:51
(crackling)
14:05
X-Men.
14:07
When Simon Kinberg, who is the writer
14:11
and one of the producers of X-Men,
14:14
offered me the role,
14:18
he said that it was the introduction of the character,
14:25
and wasn't sure I'd want to do it,
14:30
because it wouldn't have a lot of lines in the first movie.
14:39
As a diehard fan of the X-Men universe,
14:45
and a personal diehard fan of Psylocke,
14:51
I knew how powerful Psylocke was
14:56
with her psychic and psionic abilities.
15:01
The fact that Psylocke can create anything with her mind,
15:09
makes her a lethal adversary.
15:14
However, what I thought
15:17
was the coolest thing about Psylocke,
15:20
is that she can create anything with her mind,
15:26
which means she could create a building,
15:29
to fall down and kill her opponents.
15:33
She could do anything to basically win the battle.
15:38
But, she chooses to battle with a sword,
15:44
because she wants to kill up close,
15:49
and make it personal.
15:51
And I said I would only sign on to do the movie,
15:56
if Psylocke had a big fight scene.
16:00
That I didn't care about the dialogue.
16:05
And, on that movie, I actually did all of my own stunts.
16:13
I grew up doing martial arts,
16:16
and have a black belt in TaeKwonDo,
16:20
so, all of the fight scenes you saw, I did,
16:26
and you only got to see about 25% of what we shot,
16:33
because there is still 75% more badass fight scene
16:38
somewhere at Fox, that they didn't use.
16:42
But it's awesome.
16:45
Now, to represent the sound of Psylocke,
16:48
I present to you a Psylocke comic.
16:55
(crinkling)
17:38
When I was getting fitted for my Psylocke costume,
17:44
the costume designer told me it was going to be
17:48
an all black costume.
17:53
And I said, That's unacceptable.
17:59
Psylocke is purple.
18:02
And they said, We are going to give her
18:07
a purple band around her leg.
18:15
And I said, That doesn't make sense.
18:20
And they said, What if we make the band
18:24
around her waist purple, and everything else will be black?
18:34
And I said, The band is red.
18:38
Nothing you're saying makes any sense.
18:44
So they made it purple.
19:02
(crinkling)
20:14
History Channel, Six.
20:18
I joined the second season of the History Channel show, Six.
20:25
I was a huge fan of the first season,
20:30
and as someone who grew up in a military family,
20:36
this is a subject that is near to my heart.
20:41
Six is about the Seal Team Six members.
20:47
These guys are the elite elite.
20:52
They are above the Navy Seals.
20:55
These guys are the ones
20:57
that go into kill Osama Bin Laden.
21:02
My character is a CIA operative,
21:07
and she's one of the best.
21:09
And this season, she's out for vengeance.
21:14
She comes into this brotherhood,
21:17
and she's leading the mission,
21:20
and executing the orders.
21:23
And my character was based
21:25
on real life women in the CIA.
21:29
And most people don't know this.
21:31
I didn't know this fact,
21:34
until I started preparing for this role,
21:37
that some of the CIA's best field operators,
21:44
best interrogators, and best snipers, are the women.
21:50
This character is a badass,
21:56
and she does some pretty dark shit on this show.
22:00
And it's a role that I am super proud to have played.
22:05
To represent Six, I present to you
22:09
the sounds of a Navy Seal helmet.
22:13
Thank you.
22:19
(tapping)
22:28
(scratching)
23:03
(tapping)
23:45
I hope this helped soothe you, and relax you,
23:52
and get into your subconscious,
23:55
to the point where you can't sleep without hearing my voice,
24:00
and you can't kiss your mom without seeing my face.
24:04
I wish you joy, happiness, love, and light.
24:10
Namaste.