Adapting the Marvel Comics character of Emma Frost into live-action for X-Men: First Class has been an obvious hot topic of curiosity amongst fans of the franchise. Would they change her trademark risqué attire for a more believable on-screen character or would they go all out and use this as an opportunity to sell the film?
The earliest images of star January Jones in costume as the telepathic mutant came from X-Men: First Class set photos which had her outdoors in a long white coat, nothing too revealing. Then came the first official X-Men: First Class cast photo which depicted her in shiny white lingerie and there were no more questions to be asked.
MTV had a chance to speak with Jones while she worked the press rounds for her role in the upcoming film Unknown and touched on the topic of Frost's infamous wardrobe. As it turns out, her costumes do show up in a lot of the film and she does have several she wears. As for the one from the cast photo (shown above):
"I’m in that a lot. I have a lot of very interesting costumes in that movie. So I’m in that one a lot... That one has a cape sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t. I have a lot of boots. I have a lot of leather. A lot of sparkly stuff. A lot of big hair"
Jones continued by explaining that fans of the character and get-up will be happy with how Emma Frost is presented in the film. From what we've seen so far, they certainly are working towards her look and knowing the story of X-Men: First Class has a lot to do with the Hellfire club (led by Kevin Bacon's character, Sebastian Shaw), it seems her history from the source material (the X-Men comics) may be followed closely as well.
Knowing that Frost will be sporting some extravagant clothing throughout the film, what's her favorite costume to wear?
"I really like [the one in the leaked photo] because I really like the cape. It was really great. I didn’t get to wear the cape as much as I wanted to because the CGI when I turn into diamonds was difficult. But, there’s nothing like a cape that makes you feel really tough. There’s something [about having something] following behind you."
January Jones' Emma Frost will have the secondary mutation that allows her skin to become diamond. I really hope with the film's overly rushed schedule, the CG on this effect is significantly improved over that of the other "Emma Frost" from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I'd like to see them explain that one while they're at it too...
We were a little disappointed that Fox didn't showcase a TV spot as part of the Super Bowl movie trailers line-up but we expect an X-Men: First Class trailer soon to justify our placement of the movie in our 20 most anticipated movies of 2011.
Matthew Vaughn and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: First Class releases June 3, 2011.