It looks like a new Marvel Character named Willow could end up making an appearance in Matthew Vaughn's upcoming film X-Men: First Class. The news comes from surfer girl Erica Hosseini, who revealed that she had auditioned for the role of Willow in the new X-Men film. Here's what she had to say,
I just went in for a reading for the new XMEN Movie: First Class... I was extremely nervous and reading my lines the best I could. But I have absolutely no acting experience. I really hope that I get a call back, but I'm not holding my breath.
I was auditioning for a role named Willow (hopefully I don't get in trouble for blabbing details on the off-chance that I get it). It's a role similar to Mystique from what I understand. Potentially lots of body paint, so that would be really fun.
So she likes body paint does she? Wait, I don't want to loose focus and get off track. There's no word on if Hosseini will get the part, but just that fact that it looks like this character will be in the film is pretty cool. Willow is a fictional mutant character created by Marvel Comics for their short lived Marvel 2099 run X-Nation 2099. The character is kind of like Mystique, she can perfectly mimic the shape of other beings although her facial markings remain the same.
Here are a few more details on the character from Wikipedia.
In the year 2099, a young girl named Winter Frost, like many teenagers, got a job at a local amusement park. But Million Palms Amusement Park wasn't like others, it actually had a king and a queen who presided over it. One day Queen Perigrine disappeared, and they found her body at the bottom of the Tunnel of Love. After that day, King Avian began to be suspicious of everyone and required genetic scans of all incoming tourist before they could enter. Anyone with genetic anomalies was imprisoned in an underground labyrinth and subjected to many tests and acts of torture.
Winter was discovered to be a mutant and was imprisoned like many others. Among the inmates was a tormented girl named Willow who seemed about to die. The two girls became friends, but then Willow was taken away again by Avian. Winter tried to escape to save her friend, but didn't get far before she was discovered. For her actions she was sentenced to public execution. When she was taken to be executed, she saw that the king and queen were presiding over it. However, the queen looked different, having the same marks on her face that Willow had. In fact it was Willow—a mutant shapeshifter—and the young girl orchestrated their escape from the facility.
What do you all think about the character Willow joining the X-Men: First Class film, and the possibility of Erica Hosseini playing her?