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A Ridiculously Short Oral History of ... Olivia Munn's Sports Report
Neil Janowitz
July 01, 2013
With the second season of HBO's The Newsroom debuting on July 14, SI caught up with Olivia Munn, who plays economics reporter Sloan Sabbith. Despite her character's area of expertise Munn, 32, a former sideline reporter for Fox, seemed more focused on Finals than finance.
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July 01, 2013

A Ridiculously Short Oral History Of ... Olivia Munn's Sports Report

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OM: It was my first series, Beyond the Break, on a Nickelodeon subchannel. During the auditions they asked if I could [surf]. If you ask an actor if he can fly a plane, it's like, Yeah, let's get in the plane. I'll do it. [They said,] "In two days we need you to go to Santa Monica to do a surf test." So I called an actress friend, and she told me about a guy. So that's how I learned to do it. Then, of course, I got the job and they never asked me to surf because of insurance liability.

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