Is it just me or is this the best that Mystique has looked since Rebecca Romijn’s turn in the original trilogy? This may or may not have to do with Jennifer Lawrence’s mature appearance and toned physique, but one could also credit a better looking wig and body paint coloring. Aesthetics aside it appears that Lawrence may not be sleep walking through the role this time around which she has been accused of in the past. A large part of that appears to be due to Simon Kinberg being in the director’s chair this time around.
In the upcoming ‘First Look’ issue of Entertainment Weekly which hits newsstands tomorrow, the Oscar winning actress applauds the more stable work environment while throwing some subtle shade at Bryan Singer;
“Acting-wise it was the best experience I’ve had [on these films]. He’s been writing these characters for so long and he knows them so deeply. I suddenly felt more connected to my character than I ever have been before.”
Plus, the shoot was calm and fun, something that is not always the case with the X-Men films. “It was unrecognizable,” admits Lawrence. “Everything was on time. Everything was organized. These movies have always been fun amidst chaos, and now they were fun with no chaos.”
Lawrence even proudly mentions that the film passes the Bechdel Test. One major complaint that I have regarding the X-Men films are that its female characters are historically some of the most powerful super powered beings around, but have been reduced to throwaway characters used to further a male character’s storyline (see everything regarding Wolverine).
However, is this film her swan song? We’ll have to wait until November 2nd, 2018 to find out.