By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 20, 2011 at 7:15AM
Here is MTV's take on this new still of Jennifer Lawrence as X-Men: First Class's Mystique:
"This may not be the most engaging of press images, but we’re satisfied with a static shot of the iconic character in full makeup—not to mention confident we’ll see Mystique in a variety of more dynamic, even seductive poses within the full film. It’s kind of her thing."
Seriously? Let's call it: Jennifer Lawrence looks terrible as Mystique.
Every photo we've seen of Lawrence as Mystique leaves us wondering what's going wrong in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. Compare her Mystique with the original: Rebecca Romijn. Lawrence looks great in her latest GQ spread, and while not everyone looks good in blue body paint, surely the costume and makeup departments could have done better. Lawrence's upward career won't falter because of this, but it also won't be remembered as her finest hour. She looked better (and hotter) as a tough tomboy in Winter's Bone. X-Men: First Class comes out June 3.