Diva alert on aisle two! Looks Like Jennifer Lawrence is letting her fame go to her head as we start to hear word that she’s making ridiculous requests for X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s a sequel, not a squeakqual, so she might want to calm down.
Apparently the blue make-up she used in the first movie caused her to break out into a whole host of medieval rashes that came complete with boils and blisters. Think bubonic plague meets the actress from a Clearasil commercial the day before prom.
“I got a couple of things from the paint,” Lawrence tells me, referring to the body makeup used to transform her into the blue-skinned superhero.
Like what kind of things?
“Like weird boils, rashes and blisters,” Lawrence explains.
At one point, a doctor visited her on set. “She had to pop them,” Lawrence says.
Clearly she did this interview in 2011, before she became famous and learned that A-list actresses never say the phrase “weird boils” aloud. That’s how you can mark the before and after for an actress who makes it. The more she names her various medical conditions, the less she appears in movies.
Anyway, she spoke to E! yesterday and said that she’ll have the make-up team fired and exiled if it happens again. Or maybe I’m paraphrasing.
“I can’t wait,” she said with more than a hint of sarcasm when we asked if she was looking forward to the daily body painting for the sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Hopefully, the makeup department will find something less toxic. “We’re trying to figure out some ways to avoid the future skin irritations,” said Lawrence, who will beging shooting the superhero followup after wrapping Catching Fire.
But seriously what happened last time sounds dreadful and disgusting and I’ll be appalled if it happens again. In this day and age, I find it hard to believe that hypo-allergenic, gluten-free, vegan-friendly blue body paint doesn’t exist.