Jennifer Lawrence ruled the 2010s with back-to-back hit movies. She started her acting career at a young age with small roles in television series and made her feature film debut with the 2008 film Garden Party. After this, she went on to star in multiple films, including one of her most popular roles of Mystique in the X-Men series and Katniss in the Hunger Games franchise. People loved the actress in both franchises and expected more from her future movies.
And as Marvel Studios is moving ahead with plans to introduce mutants in the future, fans were expecting to see Lawrence back as Mystique. But the actress has recently revealed that she will not be doing any superhero movies in the future.
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Jennifer Lawrence Will Not be Playing Mystique Anymore
With Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, fans were expecting to see more X-Men characters entering the MCU. Jennifer Lawrence has been playing Mystique since 2011 when she first appeared as the character in X-Men: First Class.
Fans were also expecting to see her comeback as Mystique, aka Raven in the MCU. However, the actress has recently revealed that she will not be playing Mystique in the future.
Jennifer Lawrence said she would not be doing franchises anymore. She mentioned that she loves superhero movies but cannot do one now as she is too old to play a superhero. “Franchise is art, and they’re so fun; I could never do one now because I’m too old & brittle. I love them too,” Lawrence said.
Jennifer Lawrence was last seen as Raven in the 2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The character dies in the film, and that was the last of Lawrence’s Raven.
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Why Jennifer Lawrence Hated Playing Mystique
Jennifer Lawrence did not enjoy her time playing Mystique. Mystique has the ability to mimic the appearance and voice of any person with exquisite precision. She has blue skin, red hair, and yellow eyes. Jennifer Lawrence, who played the role in four X-Men movies, has to go through an hours-long procedure to turn into Mystique.
Lawrence mentioned that makeup was the biggest problem for her. Her look for Raven was completed with blue paint and dozens of prosthetic details. It even made it difficult for her to do essential things, such as going to the bathroom.
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She also shared that soon the paint started affecting her. All these things took a toll on her, and she was glad to end her run into the superhero franchise with X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Now that she has revealed that she will not be reprising her role as Mystique, it would be interesting to see who would take over the role after Jennifer Lawrence.
Lawrence is making her comeback with the American psychological drama film Causeway, directed by Lila Neugebauer. Other than the lead of the film, Lawrence is also one of the producers of the film. Causeway follows Lynsey, a soldier who suffers a brain injury while deployed in Afghanistan, and due to her brain injury, struggles to get back to her normal life back at home.
Causeway premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2022. It will also be available on Apple TV+ after its release.
Causeway will have a theatrical release on November 4, 2022.