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As if some of us here at Heat Vision don’t already spend enough time fantasizing about becoming superheroes or working on the productions of our favorite comics adaptations, here’s a fun little anecdote from the set of X-Men: First Class.
Winter’s Bone star Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the blue-bodied Mystique in the Fox prequel, spent nearly half of the five-month shoot in London and Georgia enduring an irritating diet, two-hour daily workouts and eight hours in full-body makeup per day. That’s right, for eight hours every day for months the beautiful Lawrence had a coterie of seven girls “all up in [my] business,” as she puts it.
“Nothing’s sacred anymore,” Lawrence says. “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.”
Funny, that’s exactly how many of us picture female-only slumber parties.
Right. “It’s what you guys imagine we do: One naked girl and seven pairs of hands all over her,” she mocks.
As it turns out, the studio has options on Lawrence for two sequels, so if First Class does well, she could head “back to the paint” and her tight-knit crew. In the meantime, post-shoot she was psyched not only to get her own skin back, but to ditch the diet, as well, when she got back home to Kentucky and some cherished home cooking.
“It was awful, I was hungry for five months,” says Lawrence, who felt herself bulking up and getting weirdly aggressive during the shoot. “I’m still pissed about it. I’m slowly working my way back because I have to be able to eat like an asshole.”
Man, you gotta love this girl.
Check out the THR weekly cover story on J.Law and her breakout success in 2010.
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