Ever since supermodel Rebecca Romijn first slunk across the screen in blue bodypaint and latex scales as shapeshifter Mystique more than a decade ago in X-Men, the makeup and the process behind it have been a natural point of interest for audience everywhere. That's only natural, and with Oscar nominee and fellow gorgeous woman Jennifer Lawrence having sported the scales as Mystique in this summer's X-Men: First Class, it's only natural to be curious all over again.
A new behind-the-scenes video excerpted from the upcoming Blu-ray release of X-Men: First Class goes into some detail about the arduous daily routine that turned the actress into a shapeshifting mutant. It includes some interesting trivia, such as the fact that, though previous makeup artists had three movies to perfect the process, First Class did not benefit from any of their expertise, with the all-new makeup team starting all over. Also, as surreal as Mystique may appear in her final form, it's far stranger to see Lawrence in partially-completed makeup.
This bonus bit of behind-the-scenes fun comes from the good folks at CinemaBlend.
If you enjoyed this particular sampling of bonus features included on the Blu-ray, check out this deleted scene which finally affords the opportunity to see Michael Fassbender's Magneto in drag, thanks to the powers of James McAvoy's Charles Xavier.
20th Century Fox no doubt had plans for a new prequel trilogy kicked off by X-Men: First Class, but the film didn't fully light the box-office on fire this summer. That's not to say it was by any means a disaster, but the studio is approaching the notion of a sequel with some caution. Right now, they're likely hoping that the Matthew Vaughn-directed prequel finds a huge audience on DVD, which would make giving a sequel the green light a whole lot more palatable.
Lawrence, of course, has a whole new potential franchise on her hands, as she's starring at Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
X-Men: First Class arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9th.