How does Mystique differ from the one in the other films?
This is when she’s younger, so we see her grow from an insecure, curious girl into the strong powerful woman we know so well.
Other than the make-up, what was the most difficult part of filming X-Men First Class?
There was a constant concern of making sure I didn’t do anything to disappoint the huge fan base.
What is the most fun about playing Mystique?|
Once the makeup was on, I was a walking piece of art. The paint really is fascinating and beautiful.
Jennifer Lawrence rocketed to fame with her Oscar-nominated role in Winter’s Bone, which she followed up with an equally excellent performance in the recently released The Beaver. This summer sees her try her hand at a big-budget blockbuster, playing Raven Darkholme in X-Men: First Class. The shape-shifting mutant who becomes better known as the villainous Mystique, Lawrence plays her as the good girl before she turns bad, and IGN caught up with her on-set late last year to discuss the evolution of her character.
IGN: Is starring in a superhero movie an antidote to the seriousness of Winter’s Bone?
Jennifer Lawrence: I actually was thinking of it that way. Not this movie specifically, but kind of thinking about doing something a little lighter. I wouldn’t call it an antidote, but I was definitely looking forward to it.
IGN: So tell us about your character.
Lawrence: Raven, or Mystique, is a shape-shifter and when she is in her natural, blue, scaly, red-haired form she also has super-human agility. She’s young, and she’s a normal teenager dealing with insecurities, but her insecurities aren’t that normal. She’s insecure about being a mutant, but she slowly grows to accept it and evolves into herself and starts to love it.
There’s a new clip of a scene where “Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Raven Darkholme (Jennifer Lawrence) demonstrate their abilities to the CIA.”. I added captures of it in the gallery and also capped Mystique Trailer:
Found two brand new outtakes of the photoshoot Jennifer did on January 8th this year. She looks absolutely stuning:
I found some brand new still of Jennifer in “The Beaver”. She looks awesome. I hope we’ll get some more soon.
I found some new Flare outtakes of Jennifer from some lq scans of the magazine. We’ll hopefully get HQ scans with full feature soon.
Looking absolutely gorgeous Jennifer will be on another cover, this time on Flare magazine. I hope we’ll be able to get more outtakes of this photoshoot soon.
Jennifer Lawrence rocks a Gucci dress and belt with a Louis Vuitton bracelet on the cover of Flare magazine’s June 2011 issue, on newsstands in Canada on Monday (May 16).
Here’s what the 20-year-old actress had to share:
On being a wild child: “My mom [says] – Jenn wasn’t allowed to play with the girls at recess. She had to play with the boys because she’s too rough.”
On her athletic build: “I’d rather look a little chubby on camera and look like a person in real life, than to look great onscreen and look like a scarecrow in real life.”
On Oscar parties: “I went to the Vanity Fair [Oscar] party for a cool 15 minutes. And then I took off. I’m like a little old lady. I’m always tired around midnight! I mean, it was cool to see Elton John, and I met Billy Crystal, which was amazing, but yeah, I’m mostly just kind of uncomfortable.”
On the success of Winter’s Bone: “I cried when we got into Sundance. I never saw any of this coming.”
I made some small updates in the gallery adding a new poster of X-Men: First Class and a couple extra outtakes of Jennifer’s photoshoots:
After dazzling on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, Oscar-nominated Jennifer Lawrence is all Seventeen can talk about! Between the huge announcement of her starring role in the movie version of The Hunger Games and her so-gorgeous-you-should-be-jealous golden locks, Seventeen had to find out how to get her look. In an exclusive interview, Dove Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend revealed how to get the new starlet’s glam tresses:
What’s the secret to getting Jennifer’s look?
Jennifer’s blessed with very thick hair. The biggest secret that I have is hot rollers. That’s what I use to get all the fullness in her hair. I use the one-inch rollers on her.
What’s your technique as far as hot rolling goes?
The biggest thing is to put the roller at the scalp and then wrap the hair around it, instead of rolling up. Wrap it all the way from the root, that way you’ll get so much more volume out of it. But it’s like eight to ten rollers for the whole head. Keep them in there just about 15 minutes, to let it cool, because that’s when the hair actually changes: as it’s cooling. Then take the rollers out and brush through. It’s really simple.
Do you add product before or after you curl the hair?
I think making sure that hair is healthy and shiny starts when you’re in the shower. Make sure you’re using the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair texture. And if you have some damage, make sure you’re using the right conditioners. After that, I start every blow dry off with Dove’s Nourishing Oil Care Antifrizz Serum. And because it absorbs into the hair so fast, you can layer your styling product on right after. Personally, I love mousse. I’ve been a big fan of mousse. It has this reputation of making hair crunchy, but it really doesn’t—it gives the hair so much body.
What’s the best way to apply mousse?
A good, heaping mound. Again, it shouldn’t make your hair crunchy at all.
Do you spray anything to finish?
I like Dove’s flexible hairspray. I spray it on a flat brush and brush it through the hair after I’ve pulled the rollers out. That way, the product is sure to get all over. It gives the hair a little but of memory, but it’s not stiff. It’s really soft and comfortable.
I just made some icons with Jennifer photoshoot pics. Hope you like them:
Jennifer Lawrence Network Icon Archive
Don’t forget that we are always open for more artwork! There are no good and bad pieces as long as they’re made with love and respect to Jennifer. If you want us to put your artwork here e-mail us!
Jennifer recently did a photoshoot for Asos Magazine (June issue). I just uploaded captures of the behind the scenes coverage and scans of the issue:
Jennifer Lawrence, star of X-Men: First Class, embodies laid-back California style for June’s ASOS Magazine cover shoot. She may have an Oscar nomination under her belt, but Jennifer is no diva. As photographer Benny Horne shoots her by the pool in shorts, crop top and Converse, she jokes with the team before thrashing us at ping pong.
Watch BTS video here
Scans credit: >>>
I added in the gallery an outtake from a shoot we didn’t have:
I added in the gallery some HQ stills from the last trailer of “X-Men: First Class”:
I added some more outtakes of a photoshoot Jennifer did a while ago. She looks really pretty!
Jennifer Lawrence gets shy in front of the opposite sex.
The X-Men beauty, 20, hates taking part in love scenes – but only because she is worried her on-screen partner will think she wants to take things further off-screen too.
“It’s all pretty technical but I don’t look forward to them,” she says. “I don’t like kissing in rehearsals either because I worry that they’ll think that I like them in that way in real life. Saying all of that I would rather do a kissing scene than a full on sex scene.”
Lawrence recently insisted she grew up well-behaved.
“I didn’t sneak out or drink. Once I told my parents to ground me because I was going to a party with alcohol. It’s kind of disgusting,” she said.
“I have fun when I go out—I mean, who wouldn’t have fun with me?
“Sometimes I get anxiety about not staying up late enough. I’m not the one in the corner, but if anyone was like, ‘I want to go home and watch The Big Lebowski,’ I’d be right there with my hand up.
“I’m not proud of it.”