Kentucky-born Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “Winter’s Bone,” and, at 20, had a leading role in a No. 1 movie this summer — she starred as the shape-shifting mutant Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.” She also co-starred in Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver.” The actress comes in at No. 5 on Nerdage’s actresses with geek appeal.
She recently talked to the Syndey Morning Herald about her “Mystique” role.
”She’s a young insecure woman trying to cope with being a mutant,” Lawrence said. ”Mystique is discovering her sexuality and how she fits into the world. It’s very much a coming-of-age story.”
She said the few times in the film that her full body had to be painted blue, it was an eight-hour process involving seven people.
Near the end of the shoot, she tired of the three-hour process to remove the blue paint, and did it at home.
”I actually lost the safety deposit when I moved out of my apartment because the bath had turned blue,” she said.
Upcoming for Lawrence are the films “House at the End of the Street” and “Hunger Games.”
- Matt Price
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