Hey gang! As you know Matthew Vaughn is currently developing the new X-Men: First Class film for Fox, and we sure hope it turns out to be awesome! The LA Times recently did an interview with actress January Jones (Mad Men) and she talks about taking on the character Emma Frost.
When I heard that this installment of ‘X-Men' was gonna take place in the '60s I was like, ‘Oh my God, you must be kidding me! 'But I read the script and familiarized myself with the character of Emma Frost. She's so, so far from Betty and from ‘Mad Men,' and it takes place in that time but it doesn't feel like a period movie.
What does she think about the costumes?
The costumes are insane. It's a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she's barely dressed. She's got quite the bod, which is very intimidating.
The day after Mad Men wrapped Jones headed for the set of First Class. She really didn't have time to do anything to physically prepare for the role.
I'm thinking, ‘I'm supposed to be doing crunches on the plane. How am I gonna get buff in one day? I'm a petite person, so I didn't want to go into a strict workout and eating regime. I would have disappeared entirely, and she's very busty, very voluptuous, so I didn't want to get rid of any of my curves.
She talks about the advantages on playing Frost over some of the other actors.
I don't have to do all the crazy prosthetics... When I morph into my diamond form, it's all done on computer.
Jones goes on to talk about understanding the source of Frost's character and her anger.
Emma was a bespectacled, mousy child who had this power when she was young that she couldn't quite harness, the telepathy, the mind-twisting stuff. She had a falling out with her father and went her own direction.
Fans of the X-Men comics have a very set idea of these characters in their heads,” Jones said. “I wanted to know as much as I could about her so I wasn’t disappointing anyone. I’m sure I will still disappoint someone.
She closes off the interview by talking about how much fun she's having.
I’m riding around in helicopters, I’m in a boat one day, I’m in all these fight sequences, we’re all over the English countryside. I feel like I’m a kid playing mutant.