Olivia Munn’s ‘Office Christmas Party’ Co-Stars Dish On Aaron Rodgers
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers haven’t been seen together on the red carpet in recent weeks, despite the ongoing promotion for her new movie, Office Christmas Party. However, that doesn’t mean there’s trouble in paradise. In fact, according to Munn’s co-stars, the couple often communicated with one another on set.
During an interview this week, three of Munn’s co-stars were asked about Aaron Rodgers and they didn’t hold back when it came to dishing on the Green Bay Packers quarterback and revealing whether or not they considered hiring him.
“We did actually, yeah. Olivia, we always wanted that character to be dating an athlete because what would be the thing that would really turn Jason Bateman to envy? What would he not be able to compete with? And there’s no way you could compete with a professional athlete,” Josh Gordon and Will Speck explained, according to a report by Fox 6 Now on December 8.
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers have been dating since early 2014, and have often been seen together on the red carpet. However, when it comes to a future wedding date, the couple has not yet revealed any engagement news to their fans. That said, they’ve been hit with a few rumors in the past.
As for why Aaron Rodgers wasn’t ultimately hired for the film, the cast explained that they felt it would be too distracting for viewers to bring in Munn’s real-life boyfriend to their movie.
“We just thought in the end, it would be too distracting for everybody if it was [Aaron Rodgers],” they explained. “But we’re huge Aaron fans — so we shifted it from the NFL to the NBA and that’s what brought us Jimmy Butler.”
When asked if he ever got to meet Aaron Rodgers, Jason Bateman said that he had not had an in-person encounter with the NFL star, but revealed that he and the athlete had enjoyed a few FaceTime sessions.
“No, but I talked to him a few times via FaceTime,” he said. “Olivia is very diligent about staying connected to her loved one — so oftentimes we’re sitting this close, you know, waiting for a scene to start and she turns the phone over and he consistently was lying on a bed in some comfortable sweats, eating something salty and fattening because he doesn’t care. He’s a Greek god — and just enjoying life. You know, I’d like to come back as Aaron Rodgers. That would be great.”
The Green Bay Packers are currently struggling with a 6-6 record and are sitting in third place in their division. However, when it comes to Aaron Rodgers and his performance, he appears to be doing just fine. His numbers are great and while his team as a whole has been less-than-stellar, he has remained focused and continues to make plays.
Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn have faced rumors of a family feud, which the actress has been blamed for, in recent months, but so far, they have chosen to stay silent about the rumors.
Over the summer, as The Bachelorette Season 12 came to an end, Us Weekly claimed Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend was at the center of a feud between the quarterback and his family. According to the outlet, Munn has spent time with the Rodgers family on occasion, but thus far, all of their meetings have gone badly.
As for why Aaron Rodgers and his family are reportedly not speaking any longer, the family allegedly claims it was Rodgers who stopped talking to them, while Rodgers reportedly claims they are estranged due to his family’s dislike of his girlfriend.
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