Jennifer was recently interviewed by the Washington Post about her upcoming film, X-Men: First Class where she plays Mystique. Take a look below at a short snippet from the interview where she discusses the makeup application process and nailing down Rebecca Romijn’s “Mystique” walk:
How long did you have to sit in the chair to get the Mystique make-up done?
I had to either stand or sit on a bicycle seat for about eight hours when it was full body.
A bicycle seat?
Yeah, you can’t sit in a chair because then they can’t get to all your good parts.
Did you have any conversations with Rebecca Romijn, who played the older version of Mystique in previous “X-Men” movies?
Yeah. Her advice was mostly just kind of, don’t worry about it. Don’t listen to what they tell you. Because they tell you not to drink alcohol or eat spicy food, because they remove the make-up with alcohol. And she just said, don’t listen to that. It will drive you crazy.
In terms of character development, did she give you any suggestions or was that really your process?
I definitely watched her. She has a very Mystique walk, which I had to get down. But really, for the most part — doing a prequel is great because you do have room to kind of free this character and how they got to where they are instead of being a slave to exactly what the previous actor did.
Read the Full Interview: www.washingtonpost.com