Jennifer Lawrence is getting used to working without any clothes on.
She has to: She's playing Mystique in the upcoming X-Men: First Class. Read on to find out what she says about walking around the set nearly naked...
She's already shot a couple of scenes as the blue-skinned mutant superhero. "I used to walk around and be like, 'Oh, my gosh—I'm naked!" Lawrence, 20, told me yesterday during a cocktail party celebrating the DVD release of her breakout film, the Oscar-buzzing indie Winter's Bone. "But now I could walk in the street and people could start touching me and I would just wait for them to finish and I'd keep walking. I have, like, no modesty left."
Of course, she's not naked in the Playboy sense of the word. It takes about eight hours in makeup to turn transform her into Mystique. "When everybody hears that they think I'm laying down and sleeping but it's not," Lawrence said. "I have to stand or sit on a bicycle seat!…First they put these latex scales on me and then it's six layers of body paint and then eye makeup and then hair."
Hey, at least she gets to work alongside Brit boy James McAvoy. "He's adorable," Lawrence said. "He's not bad to look at all day."
Despite having a nasty cold, Lawrence has also flown to L.A. for tonight's Hollywood Awards Gala presented by Starz, where she'll receive the New Hollywood Award. "I actually made a very unfunny joke that didn't go over very well with Customs," she said. "I was handing over my passport and I coughed. [The Customs agent] was like, 'Do you have anything to declare?' And I was like, 'Yes, I'd like to declare my virus, please.' That didn't go well. They didn't like that."