January Jones Talks Rushed X-Men: First Class (Mania.com)

By:Chris Beveridge
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011

X-Men: First Class and "rushed" are two things that definitely belong together as the large scale movie has had such a short window from announcement to filming to its release date and it's something that we've seen Matthew Vaughn comment on before in surprisingly blunt terms. While Vaughn can likely get away with it a bit considering the pressure he's under, January Jones may find herself in a bit of hot water over the comments made to Canadian news site Jam! Showbiz while doing pr for the release of Unknown. The lengthy piece is mostly about Unknown but a good segment is about X-Men: First Class at the end in which she reveals, 

"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."

"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."

And when it comes to all things Emma Frost, January Jones talks a bit about her research for the character and thoughts about how it's all going to be on display.

"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."


Series: X-Men: First Class