One of the many (and we do mean MANY) characters in Fox’s upcoming X-Men prequel First Class will be Raven Darkholme aka Mystique. The shape-shifting mutant was previously played by Rebecca Romijn in the original trilogy, but in Matthew Vaughn’s version Jennifer Lawrence will fill those shoes. The actress recently spoke to Hollywood Elsewhere about her “look” in the film and whether or not she’ll be sporting the blue body paint for her incarnation.
According to the site:
Only 10% of her screen time will be as Mystique, she said. It takes X-Men: First Class makeup artists about six hours to transform her into Mystique with the blue skins and the scales, she added. (She has a nickname for the process or the makeup or whatever — “Mystink.”) I asked if official photos have been taken, and she said the idea was to keep her appearance under wraps until just before the film’s release.
The premise of First Class centers on the early friendship between Prof. Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) therefore we’re not surprised that their respective pupils aren’t the main focus of the film. But here are a couple of questions that we have regarding her response.
Does this mean that Raven doesn’t discover her power until later on in the film? Or does she have it all along but chooses not to show it? Typically, in the X-Men universe the mutations surface around the onset of puberty, and since Lawrence is no pre-pubescent kid, she’s probably hiding her true form.
What do you think of Vaughn’s decision to only show 10% of Mystique? Is that a good or a bad move?