Interview with January Jones on playing Emma Frost
- January Jones recently spoke about playing Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, here are the highlights…
On The Film Being Set In The 1960s: "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!" Jones said. "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. 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."
On Not Losing Her Curves For The Role: "I'm thinking, ‘I'm supposed to be doing crunches on the plan. 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."
On Understanding Emma Frost's 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."
Thank you Jake Fury.
I don't watch the show January Jones's stars in, but have heard it is good, I liked her line about wishing to hope fans of Emma in particular like her performance, i mean, it can be a bit of a standard line when it comes to actors and roles, but she appears to have done her research on the character, plus the angle they seem to be taking with her character (getting the attitude part down, mainly) is comforting.
Would still probably prefer Diane Kruger (or Charlize Theron) but hey.
" @iLLituracy said:" I don't understand how she's an adult in this movie which takes place in the 60's...but was a kid in Wolverine's movie. "Maybe Wolverine took place in the... 40's? "
Its probably more likely and realistic to consider that Wolverine was drunk and playing dress up with mannequins made to look like other characters in his first movie, and if this X-Men movie is good, its what actually happened.
" @iLLituracy said:Wolverine was in Vietnam, if memory serves. It's where he and Creed get captured and put to "death."" I don't understand how she's an adult in this movie which takes place in the 60's...but was a kid in Wolverine's movie. "Maybe Wolverine took place in the... 40's? "
@The Dark Huntress said:
" I don't think that this and Wolvie take place in the same universe. Do they? "I never heard anything contrary.
I'm more scared for the rest of this movie than I am of January's performance. It's coming out sooner than Captain America and it's hardly gotten any publicity and I wish Marvel would finally effing realize messing up continuity doesn't ever seem to produce good films for them. Why not capitalize on the product you've been banking on in comics since day one?
I do, however, love January Jones and if you watch Mad Men it's pretty clear she's quite capable of playing the cold, angry, glamorous type. People whine about her every now and then on show but usually it's just petty complaints about her character, overall, I think she'll be able to pull it off. Mad Men, Betty, and January are all AWESOME and I love them. I'm glad Rose Byrne is in the movie too- she's incredible.
I have seen people whine about how the model from Wolverine Origins should be in it but I can't fathom why. She wasn't hired to act at all, whatsoever.
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