X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn says that this promo image was not approved to be released. The image was distributed earlier this week to Yahoo!, MSN, Moviefone and IGN to post along with early interviews with the cast. Vaughn told /Film the following:
"I freaked out on them yesterday. I don’t know where the hell that came from. I don’t think it’s a Fox image. It’s not a pre-approved image. When I found out, I said, what the f*ck is this sh*t, and Fox is running around trying to figure out what happened as well. I agree. It’s like a bad photoshop, which maybe it was by someone. It didn’t reflect the movie. I was shocked when I saw it. I was like ‘Jesus Christ’…
You can read more comments from Vaughn here, where you’ll also find these two new photos of Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.
Lawrence said that it took eight hours to apply the full-body makeup to turn her into Mystique. For days when she was wearing her X-Men costume as shown in the photo, it took half as long to cover her face, neck and chest. Then, after a full day of filming, Lawrence said it took another three and a half hours to remove the makeup.
I asked her what she did to pass the time during the eight hours while her makeup was being applied. She said, "We watch movies and talk… It’s kind of like a bizarre sleepover." She said over the course of six months of shooting, she became very close with the seven makeup artists and hair stylists who created her look. It was a difficult process for everyone involved, but Lawrence said, "if [someone] were just sitting outside the trailer they’d hear the ‘Sex and the City’ theme song and giggling and laughing."
And the following…
"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.
X-Men: First Class is scheduled to hit theaters on June 3.