Actress Olivia Munn arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.
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May 20, 2016 10:20 AM EDT

When Olivia Munn lost 12 pounds for her latest X-Men film, people were skeptical about her methods. However, in the June cover story for Women’s Health, Munn reveals that she prepared for the high-profile role the old-fashioned way: By watching what she ate and exercising.

“My intention was to just get as fit and as healthy as I could be, for myself,” Munn said during her cover shoot. “It’s a big difference because I started working out every single day, and then I also started getting into eating 20-80, where 80% of your diet is fruits and vegetables and 20% is whatever.”

Munn commented on the criticism she got for her weight loss: “I think…when you’re in the public eye, [scrutiny] does come with it. People want to say things.”

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