One of the many, and we do mean many stars of Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film X-Men: First Class has decided to open up about the film. January Jones, who plays Emma Frost in the comic adaptation recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times about her latest role and the pressure that comes with playing such a risque character. Frost may have psychic powers but she’s not exactly known for her mind if you know what we mean. Find out what the actress revealed about the new vision for the character…
Even though First Class takes place in the sixties, and Jones is currently starring in the TV drama “Mad Men,” which takes place in the same decade she claims that the characters are nothing a like.
“When I heard that this installment of ‘X-Men’ was gonna take place in the ’60s I was like, ‘Oh my God, you must be kidding me!’” Jones said. “But I read the script and familiarized myself with the character of Emma Frost. She’s so, so far from Betty and from ‘Mad Men,’ and it takes place in that time but it doesn’t feel like a period movie.”
On Frost’s traditional barely there costumes:
“The costumes are insane,” Jones added. “It’s a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she’s barely dressed. She’s got quite the bod, which is very intimidating.”
On getting in shape for the role:
“I’m thinking, ‘I’m supposed to be doing crunches on the plane,” she said. “How am I gonna get buff in one day? I’m a petite person, so I didn’t want to go into a strict workout and eating regime. I would have disappeared entirely, and she’s very busty, very voluptuous, so I didn’t want to get rid of any of my curves.”
She also revealed a little tidbit about her superpower. Her character has the ability to give her skin a diamond consistency, which most of us saw in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. According to Jones, “I don’t have to do all the crazy prosthetics… When I morph into my diamond form, it’s all done on computer.”
X-Men First Class is scheduled to theaters on June 3, 2011.
What do you think of Jones’ take on the character? Do you think she can pull it off?