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X-Men: Apocalypse: Olivia Munn bruise picture from filming

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Alan Markfield

Lest there be any gray area, starring in an action movie isn’t a full-on CGI experience. It can take a physical toll on its stars, too.

Take X-Men: Apocalypse star Olivia Munn. It was the actress’ first foray as a superhero (she played reporter Chess Roberts in Iron Man 2), and her turn as Psylocke wasn’t without its bumps. No, really: She shared a #TBT photo of all the bruises incurred during training and filming.

#tbt training and filming #psylocke fight scenes last summer. #battlebruises #xmen #xmenapocalypse

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Munn mentioned this photo in February and described how she hurt herself.

“I did get hurt training. Most of it was self-inflicted,” she said during a Twitter Q&A. “I have a picture of my leg on my right side just completely bruised literally from my ankle all the way up my thigh, and that was just when I was at home trying to learn sword by myself, and this is before I asked for maybe a not-so-sharp blade to practice with.”

X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27.

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