Out of all the X-Men: First Class cast Jennifer Lawrence seems to be the one doing most of the talking, mainly because she is likely to get an Oscar nomination in a few months time for Winter’s Bone and she’s getting through a lot of interviews.
Earlier this year the actress said the process of turning into Mystique takes around 6 hours, but she will only be blue 10% of the time she is on-screen. The rest she will be appearing in human form as Raven Darkholme, and Lawrence recently spoke about how her version will differ from Rebecca Romijn’s.
From Assignment X:
For most of the movie, I’m “me” as Raven Darkholme. This is before she’s a mutant and proud as Mystique. In First Class, Raven’s more of an insecure teenager who’s dealing with the insecurity that she’s blue and scaly. Then she learns to start embracing it.
In a sense, Rebecca Romijn and I are playing two different Mystiques. Her version is comfortable, and badass in her own skin, but my Raven is about figuring herself out, and wondering if it would be better to remain in her natural form.
I’m looking forward to seeing Darkholme embrace her mutant side, and the perfect way to do it would be for her to ditch her human form, get all blue and scaly, and kick some ass.
The actress also spoke about training daily for the role, and the tone director Matthew Vaughn is heading with the prequel:
All of the cast that are playing X-Men are all going through training. I personally trained for two hours a day, except when I was being body painted. I did kick boxing, stretching and yoga, but it’s really my stunt girl who’s going to be doing more than me.
Matthew’s an incredible director. He’s very smart, and has a cool style. While I don’t think he’s trying to be too serious here, he’s also not making the film jokey. About the only word that comes to mind when you’re looking around the set to get a feeling for what this film will be is “Cool!” I definitely trust in Matthew.
Nicholas Hoult, who plays Beast, said last week that filming will wrap before Christmas so hopefully we get some official images or a poster soon. All the big summer 2011 movies are being promoted now, so 20th Century Fox should give us something X-Men related.
X-Men: First Class will be released June 3rd 2011.