Jennifer Lawrence on Looking Hot and Naked as Mystique in X-Men: First ClassPosted 8:19 am on Friday, February 25th, 2011 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Jennifer Lawrence has been doing the Hugh Jackman/Wolverine diet for her role as Mystique in X-Men: First Class. She said she doesn’t want to look like a little boy, but a woman. Yeah, who wants to be a little boy? Oh right, Seth Green in Mars Needs Mom.
“I think I psyched myself out about [wearing only body paint for X-Men]. But then on the actual day, the only thing you’re worried about is sitting on things and not rubbing your scales off. It mostly becomes a maintenance problem and the last thing you think about is, ‘Oh right, I’m virtually naked.”
“When I got the part [of Mystique] and knew I had to be naked, I didn’t want to look like a pre-pubescent 13-year old boy. I wanted to look like a woman so I knew I wanted to maintain my curves. I’m so sick of seeing these skinny little women and thinking I’m supposed to look like that and thinking young girls think they should also look like that. I worked out for two hours a day for seven days a week. I thought when I started doing it, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to be so skinny.’ But I ended up bulking up a little bit. I was basically on the Hugh Jackman-Wolverine diet and doing pull-ups. As soon as I stopped, I think I lost like 5 pounds in 4 days. I think when I see the movie I’m going to look like a freaking marine or something.”
Source: Parade Magazine
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.