'X-Men First Class' Actress Jennifer Lawrence Describes Mystique Transformation

Jennifer LawrenceAlthough "X-Men: First Class" features a wealth of mutants that have yet to be seen in previous "X-Men" films, there are still some old favorites standing in the spotlight, including Professor Charles Xavier and his friend-turned-foe Magneto.

There's also a young version of Raven Darkholme, the blue-skinned shape-shifter better known as Mystique — but when "First Class" hits theaters, fans may not immediately recognize the mutant menace.

"Winter's Bone" actress Jennifer Lawrence stars in "First Class" as the young Mystique, succeeding Rebecca Romijn in the role. Lawrence spoke about the part with Hollywood Elsewhere, revealing that she'll only sport Mystique's trademark blue skin for roughly 10% of the film.

The actress added that it takes six hours to transform herself into the physically jarring Mystique, a process that she refers to as "Mystink." Already a top secret component of the film, Lawrence's Mystique makeup will remain under wraps until "just before the film's release," she said.

Currently shooting in England, director Matthew Vaughn's "X-Men: First Class" stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto as young allies in the time before they became bitter old rivals. Lawrence co-stars alongside Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, January Jones as Emma Frost, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Sean "Banshee" Cassidy, Oliver Platt as the Man in Black and Kevin Bacon as the film's antagonist.

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