Read on to see what Jennifer Lawrence is saying “I kind of f—ed myself,” returning to X-Men Dark Phoenix…
What you might not know is that Jennifer Lawrence deal expired with the 2016 mutant installment, X-Men: Apocalypse. She no longer had to play Mystique, though she thought. Lawrence seemed more than a bit lukewarm about returning to the franchise as Mystique.
The beloved 90’s comic-book story is getting a second chance at silver screen glory. Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix is adapting the Dark Phoenix Saga again, this time with Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. This time staying more true to the original origin of the film, and not the disastrous X-Men: The Last Stand version.
Lawrence told EW on the set of Apocalypse in 2015:
“I was 20 [when she she starred in First Class] and I didn’t care about fumes and toxins, and now I’m almost 25 and I’m like, ‘I can’t even pronounce this and that’s going in my nose? I’m breathing that?’”
Lawrence couldn’t turn down good friend and franchise writer/producer Simon Kinberg. When he told her he was interest in directing Dark Phoenix, being one of his biggest champions, Jennifer couldn’t not say no to the project.
However, the Red Sparrow actress says:
“I kind of f—ed myself. Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing, he said something like, ‘If I direct it, you have to do it,’ and I was like, ‘Of course! Duh!’ Then they offered me the movie, and I was like, ‘Goddammit!’”
“It was the fan base, though, too — the other reason was for the fans.”
One thing that Kinberg’s script and direction gave Phoenix, which was Lawrence got the most satisfying turn as the shapeshifter to date.
“Acting-wise it was the best experience I’ve had [on these films]. He’s been writing these characters for so long and he knows them so deeply. I suddenly felt more connected to my character than I ever have been before.”
“It was unrecognizable. Everything was on time. Everything was organized. These movies have always been fun amidst chaos, and now they were fun with no chaos.”
We understand she is regretful, but we say thank you Jennifer Lawrence, you are so ammazing as Mstique. There is no one better to play her unless it’s Rebecca Romijn.