January Jones was recently interviewed by Canoe to discuss “Mad Men” and her upcoming movies in 2011. Jones talks about the tight schedule of “X-Men: First Class” and believes fans will enjoy the movie.
Everyone asks about Emma’s costumes but don’t mention Emma’s “most bad-ass powers,” Jones notes.
by KEVIN WILLIAMSON, QMI Agency
Jones thrilled with ‘X-Men’ prequel
LOS ANGELES — The new X-Men prequel continues to mutate even though it’s scheduled to open in June.
“Poor (director) Matthew Vaughn is going to have to edit it in three days,” January Jones says, laughing. “That’s been a blast. We’ve all had so much fun making that movie.”
Entitled X-Men: First Class, the film chronicles the origins of Marvel’s super-powered mutant population. Set in the 1960s, it stars James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as a youthful Professor X and Magneto, respectively. Jones joins the franchise as Emma Frost aka The White Queen, a scantily clad blond with telepathic powers.
Vaughn’s previous credits, including Kick-Ass and Layer Cake, may inspire confidence, but usually when a film is still shooting this close to its release date, it signals trouble.
Jones, however, predicts fans will be pleased.
“I think it was unrealistic for them to think they were going to make such a huge movie in whatever we had — two months or something. So of course we went over (schedule). I think I have a couple more days to shoot.
“We’re almost done. The fact we’ve had to push the wrap date but they haven’t moved the release date is really interesting to me. I guess they must know what they’re doing. I have a lot of faith in Matthew as a director and an editor; I think his movies are great. And I think they’ve been cutting as we’ve been going.
“We should be fine.”
As is true of most female comics characters, Frost isn’t known for being over-dressed. And neither apparently will Jones be in the movie.
“Everybody wants to know about the costume,” she says. “I didn’t really know much about her beforehand, but when I did my research, she’s a very — specifically visually — iconic character. Nobody talks about the fact she’s got the most bad-ass powers.
“But yeah, she has very skimpy outfits. So we had a lot of fun with that.”