Jennifer Lawrence is reprising her role as Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and luckily for men, the Oscar winner’s wardrobe for the flick consists of blue body paint – and not much else.
First glimpses of Lawrence as Mystique went viral on Twitter, showing the actress’ enviable physique — fully nude except for blue body paint. Wearing a red wig and yellow colored contacts, a scaly blue Lawrence is nearly unrecognizable, but eerily stunning nonetheless.
“First look: #JenniferLawrence as a vengeful #Mystique. #Xmen #DaysOfFuturePast,” X-Men director Bryan Singer captioned the sexy Twitpic. Lawrence rivals fellow actress Zoe Saldana for the best blue body paint award, but the 22-year-old admitted that the old adage “pain is beauty” is true when it comes to painted-on costumes.
“I got a couple of things from the paint,” Lawrence revealed in 2011 after filming X-Men: First Class. “Like weird boils, rashes and blisters,” the actress added before sharing a bit too much information about her doctor popping the blemishes.
Lawrence also revealed the tedious application that involved seven makeup artists covering her in blue on a daily basis. “Nothing’s sacred anymore,” she said. “Those girls and I got so close. They were painting me naked every day for months. It was kind of like going to a really bizarre sleepover,” Lawrence added.
Yet, despite the uncomfortable transformation process, The Hunger Games actress gushed that filming the X-Men installment was an awesome experience. “Making the movie was great because the whole cast, we all – legitimately! – really loved each other,” Lawrence recalled. “It was just kind of like being at a really bizarre summer camp because we were around each other 24/7 for months and months.”
In other news, JLaw has been turning up the heat in equally sultry, although not blue, ensembles while frequenting events at Cannes. Lawrence has a well-known affinity for Dior. So it wasn't surprising she tried three separate looks by the designer, including a black jumpsuit, white strapless dress and a black and white evening gown to red carpet events.