Jennifer Lawrence talks “X-Men: First Class”: “I still do the movies for the same reasons. I still love the script, I love the director, I love the character”

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Jennifer Lawrence has gone through a transformation during the past 2 years; from Louisville, Ky. native to under-the-radar indie actress to Hollywood “It Girl”. She has earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in “Winter’s Bone,” and now she has taken on the part of  young shape-shifter Mystique in X-Men: First Class.”

This role will be her first in a blockbuster film, but certainly not her last. Lawrence is playing the teen warrior Katniss Everdeen in the popular post-apocalyptic book series “The Hunger Games,” which is currently shooting in Wilmington, N.C.

Lawrence is taking all of the “blockbuster” talk and fan fare in stride. Aside from the budget, she does not see  how indie films are any different from the blockbusters. “It’s all filmmaking. The behind the scenes is always different: you have a bigger trailer, there’s better food. Things like that. I still do the movies for the same reasons. I still love the script, I love the director, I love the character and the other actors involved. So all of the reasons why I was there, they were all the same. It’s kind of like camping versus going to a resort. They’re both fun, they’re just different kinds of fun.”
Taking on the role of mutant Mystique (Rebecca Romijn in the previous films), Lawrence says that she “definitely watched her.”

“She has a very Mystique walk, which I had to get down,” she said. “But really, for the most part — doing a prequel is great because you do have room to kind of free this character and how they got to where they are instead of being a slave to exactly what the previous actor did.”

Lawrence says the whirlwind of the past few years has not really altered her day to day life because “I’m still really focused on the work, to be honest. I pay attention to me being busier. But I don’t think of it as “Oh my God, now I am on all these talk shows.” It’s just kind of like, work. And then I’m still reading scripts and trying to figure out the next thing. And when I’m on set, I’m just thinking about the script and of working. I think I’ve stayed focused on the work so much that I haven’t really noticed my life start to change except for I’ve gotten busier.”

via washingtonpost.com

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