'Fox should be terrified': Jennifer Lawrence shares ambivalence over returning to role as Mystique in lucrative X-Men franchise

Jennifer Lawrence has candidly discussed her ambivalence about returning to the X-Men franchise.

The 25-year-old actress signed on for a three-picture deal that concludes with X-Men: Apocalypse along with her co-stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.

Lawrence discussed her options with Entertainment Weekly while gracing one of four covers the magazine devoted to X-Men: Apocalypse.

Cover girl: Jennifer Lawrence graced one of four covers Entertainment Weekly devoted to X-Men Apocalypse and discussed her ambivalence about returning to the franchise

Cover girl: Jennifer Lawrence graced one of four covers Entertainment Weekly devoted to X-Men Apocalypse and discussed her ambivalence about returning to the franchise

'Fassbender and McAvoy and I were all talking,' Lawrence told the magazine.

'Like, ''Will you come back?'' ''I dunno.'' ''I'll come back, if you come back.'' Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are,' Lawrence said.

The actress has been upfront about her dislike for the body paint required for her shape-shifting character Mystique.

'You go in and you realize you’re rock bottom and like this sucks and it could not suck more,' she said of the time-consuming task.

Hollywood star: The Oscar-winning actress, shown earlier this month at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, signed a three-picture deal to star in X-Men films that expires with X-Men: Apocalypse

Hollywood star: The Oscar-winning actress, shown earlier this month at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, signed a three-picture deal to star in X-Men films that expires with X-Men: Apocalypse

The calendar commitment to the character also was weighing heavily on her.

'I would love to come back. I love the fans and I love the character,' Jennifer said.

'But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don't know. I shouldn't be that honest,' she said.

First film: Jennifer, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy are shown with Rose Byrne in a still from X-Men: First Class

First film: Jennifer, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult and James McAvoy are shown with Rose Byrne in a still from X-Men: First Class

Second one: Hoult and McAvoy are shown with Hugh Jackman in a still from X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Second one: Hoult and McAvoy are shown with Hugh Jackman in a still from X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Jennifer previously has portrayed Mystique in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

X-Men: Apocalypse was released on May 18 in the United Kingdom and is set for wide release in the US on May 27.

The 20th Century Fox film features Oscar Isaac, 37, as the powerful ancient mutant nemesis Apocalypse.

Ancient mutant: Jennifer is shown with Rose and Nicholas in a still from X-Men: Apocalypse

Ancient mutant: Jennifer is shown with Rose and Nicholas in a still from X-Men: Apocalypse

 

 

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