Jennifer Lawrence Talks ‘X-Men: First Class’ Sequels And Body Paint

It won’t take long for Jennifer Lawrence to become a household name. The 20-year-old actress turned in one of the most touching and surprising performances of 2010 as Ree Dolly in “Winter’s Bone,” a role she’s receiving a lot of deserved attention and Oscar buzz for.

But it’s her newest part in 2011 that’s of particular interest to Splash Page readers. Lawrence joined the cast of “X-Men: First Class” last year as Raven Darkholme, the shape-shifting mutant better known as Mystique.

“It’s a prequel,” Lawrence said of “First Class” during a recent interview with MTV News. “It’s set in the 1960s, it’s with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, some of my favorite actors. I love [those] guys!”

Lawrence wasn’t able to say too much about her role in the story beyond the fact that playing Mystique requires no small amount of blue-skinned nudity — which means a lot of time in the makeup trailer.

“I mean, what else do you want to know,” she laughed. Well, there’s plenty we want to know! Who is she fighting in the movie, for example? Will we see the birth of Nightcrawler, the byproduct of her relationship with Azazel? Does she start the movie on Charles Xavier’s side before moving over to Team Magneto?

“I don’t know if I’m allowed to say,” she confessed, effectively ending any conversation about Mystique’s role in the film. Lawrence did say that she would be up for more “First Class” movies, however.

“Yeah, it would be great to get back with the same people, because I love the cast,” she said. “The paint, I’m going to need a little bit of time before I’ll miss it. But the cast, definitely.”

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