X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Why Jennifer Lawrence Returned: ‘I Kind Of F**ked Myself’

It’s not easy being blue. If the past several years has proven anything, it’s that. While Jennifer Lawrence stared out pretty gung-ho about her role in X-Men: First Class, over the years, she has seemed a bit…shall we say, complacent?

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Out of everyone in the core cast, she’s the one who stands out as the one who didn’t always feel like she wanted to be there. From her exhausted interviews, to her muted performance in the recent X-Men: Apocalypse, she was the one member of the group who we could see not returning movie after movie. And yet, here she is, present as ever in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

How did that come about? It sounds like it had everything to do with Simon Kinberg, who was encouraged to direct by Lawrence herself, as he revealed to EW.

“Honestly, the person who most really wanted me to direct was Jen Lawrence. I give her credit or blame depending on how it goes.”

Lawrence corroborated this, and from the sound of it, she had a deal with Kinberg about returning if he helmed. Here’s what Lawrence said:

“I kind of f**ked myself. Because when I was trying to talk Simon into directing, he said something like, ‘If I direct it, you have to do it,’ and I was like, ‘Of course! Duh!’ Then they offered me the movie, and I was like, ‘Goddammit!’ It was the fan base, though, too — the other reason was for the fans.”

It’s also worth noting that despite all our gripes about her, Lawrence has been pretty consistent about her complaints. When it all comes down to it, the process of getting that blue body on her is a drag — not to mention full of poisonous fumes.

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SOURCE: EW (1), (2)

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