Although the actress previously seemed to say that her final turn as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique would be in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Jennifer Lawrence has changed her tune a little bit.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence isn’t shutting the door on the possibility of returning as the character in a future X-Men film beyond the release of 2016’s Apocalypse. Instead, her concerns about playing the character again boil down to very understandable reservations concerning her health. She says,
I love working with Bryan, and I love these movies. It’s just the paint.
When she first signed on to play Mystique in 2011’s X-Men: First Class, Lawrence was 20 years old, and she didn’t have a lot of overriding concerns for her health, as is common with many young people. Now that she’s on her third turn in the full blue body paint, though, she’s beginning to develop concerns about what it could do to her body if she continues to be exposed to it.
[Back then, I didn’t care about] fumes and toxins. 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?’
Still, Lawrence doesn’t want to simply walk away, since she says that she still has enthusiasm for the material. When asked if there’s any possibility that she could return for her fourth X-Men film, she seems very pragmatic about it.
There is hope. I don’t want to not be asked.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to hit theaters on May 27th, 2016. For more on the film as it takes shape, keep a tab open to GeekNation.
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