Jennifer Lawrence will return to being Mystique in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, Jennifer Lawrence had tedious experiences playing this role.
Jennifer Lawrence had her first rise to fame when in 2010 she starred in “Winter’s Bone” and earned her first Oscar nomination. A year later, she stepped into the shoes of one of her most famous characters: Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.”
While she became a Hollywood favorite thanks to her work in “The Hunger Games,” the actress continued to put on her blue body to be Mystique on two more occasions. However, she annoys him.
She has her reasons. Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, Jennifer Lawrence confessed that the time it takes her to prepare for the role is exhausting. For her first participation in the franchise she had to spend 8 hours a day in makeup. In “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, the time was reduced to 3 hours.
The actress explained that in the first film, she did not worry too much about the issue, but she did the second time: “I didn’t care about the gases and toxins. At 25 she was like, ‘I can’t even pronounce the name of this and I’m going to inhale it?’ Am I breathing this?”
There were additional reasons for disliking the portrayal of Mystique. In “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the costumes were another issue. The actress elaborated, “The costume designers seemed to assume, ‘Well, she’s a female character, so she doesn’t need practicality. Let’s have her urinate through a funnel.'”
As the actress explained, she jokingly promised director Simon Kinberg that she would work with him on his next film, without knowing that it would be “X-Men.”
This time, everything was easier. The Oscar winner assured that the characterization process as Mystique for this latest film has been easier and her work with Kinberg made everything work, so she has no regrets.