With production of director Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” heating up to meet its release date next summer, it now appears that the latest installment of the franchise will draw upon more than just the classic “X-Men” characters.
“I just went in for a reading for the new “X-Men” Movie: “First Class,” Erica Hosseini told Straight 2 DVD. “I was extremely nervous and reading my lines the best I could. But I have absolutely no acting experience. I really hope that I get a call back, but I'm not holding my breath.”
“I was auditioning for a role named Willow,” continued Hosseini. “Hopefully I don't get in trouble for blabbing details on the off-chance that I get it. It's a role similar to Mystique from what I understand. Potentially lots of body paint, so that would be really fun.”
Willow was created back in 1996 by Tom Payer and artist Humberto Ramos as part of the short-lived “X-Nation 2099.” Like Mystique, Willow is a shape-shifter and can take nearly any form exactly, with the exception of the markings on her face which do not change.
Hosseini is best known as a professional surfer and bikini model, but she expressed her conditional interest in pursuing a career in Hollywood.
“It would be cool to break into the film industry, but I'm not going on auditions and trying for a career change,” explained Hosseini. “If the opportunity comes I will with out a doubt accept it.... but it has to be the right fit. My dream movie would probably be some super hero action film, with a crazy costume. That just sounds really fun! I love stunts, so i would want lots of action”
“X-Men: First Class” will be released on June 3, 2011.
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