New ‘X-Men: First Class’ Photo: Jennifer Lawrence As Mystique

We’ve caught plenty of visual snippets from Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” thus far. But while most actors don a period-appropriate costume or computer-generated accessory to portray their mutated comic counterparts, one performer has to do much more.

With her steel-blue skin and bright red hair, Mystique may bear the blessing of being one of the most recognizable “X-Men” characters ever, while the actress assigned to play the classic sometimes-villain bears the burden of hours in scaly body paint.

After only the briefest of glimpses within the “X-Men: First Class” trailer, we now have—courtesy of fansite JenniferLawrenceDaily—an (almost) full body photo of actress Jennifer Lawrence as mutant vixen Mystique.

Capturing a slightly awkward stance and deer-in-headlights glance, this may not the most engaging of press images, but we’re satisfied with a static shot of the iconic character in full makeup—not to mention confident we’ll see Mystique in a variety of more dynamic, even seductive poses within the full film. It’s kind of her thing.

The Oscar nominated Jennifer Lawrence shares billing with co-stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult and Oliver Platt, among others. The film is set to open on June 3.

Did the movie’s architects nail Mystique’s look with Jennifer Lawrence? What do you expect from the character in the film? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!

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