'X-Men' Mystique Showdown: Who Looks Better Blue?
By JACKIE WILLIS
May 21, 2013
On Monday, fans got a first look at Jennifer Lawrence as the sexy blue beauty Raven/Mystique in director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. But before The Hunger Games beauty donned this nearly-naked costume, supermodel Rebecca Romijn was Mystique in the comic-book film franchise.
Not just any woman can pull off this look but both ladies managed it.
"I've been in denial about the nudity: 'No, no, I'm very covered up.' I kept checking with the rest of the cast: 'You guys, I'm totally covered up, right?' And they'd tell me, 'No, Rebecca, you're naked,'" Romijn, now 40, told Entertainment Weekly back in 2003. "One time, Bryan opened the tent where I was literally bent over a chair getting my crack touched up. And I was like, 'Don't come in here, Bryan! You don't need to see this.'"
According to SHAPE magazine, Lawrence, 22, got into fighting form for her X-Men role. The actress is said to have told reporters that she was "hungry for five months" while dieting for her big part and worked out two hours every day with trainer James Duigan. The trainer told the magazine that Lawrence lifted her butt so much that the costume designers had to remake her prosthetic.
There can only be one winner in our Mystique showdown! Who do you think works the all-blue bodysuit best: Lawrence or Romijn?
X-Men: Days of Future Past doesn't hit theaters until July 18, 2014.