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Rebecca Romijn, who reprises the role of the blue mutant Mystique in the upcoming third X-Men film, told SCI FI Wire that director Brett Ratner had a completely different directing style from the franchise's previous director, Bryan Singer. "[They had] different energy levels," Romijn said in an interview at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., where she was promoting her new WB series, Pepper Dennis. "Bryan sort of quietly orchestrates how the scenes work, and Brett is very exuberant and over-the-top. A lot of energy."

X3 wrapped filming last month in Vancouver, Canada, and Romijn said that she hasn't yet seen any of the finished footage. But she added that she is looking forward to seeing how Ratner's vision will translate to the big screen. "These movies are so interesting, because when you read computer graphics and special effects or fight scenes on the page, you never have any idea what it's going to look like," she said. "So I'm going to be just as curious as everyone else to see the result."

Romijn said that her character, a shape-shifting mutant who serves the villainous Magneto (Ian McKellen), will have about the same amount of screen time and action scenes in the third film as she had in the first and second. "With the costume, there's only so much I can do in any of these movies," she said. "There are always 15 or 16 principal cast members, and so when you break it down, I never had that much to do. And I'd say I have about the same as I've always [had]." X3 is scheduled to open on May 26.

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Rebecca Romijn, who plays the indigo shapeshifter Mystique in the X-Men films, told SCI FI Wire that she's definitely returning in the proposed third installment. "I'm dreading the makeup part, but nothing else," she said in an interview. "I'm so happy to be a part of that franchise, and I love those people. It's a really exciting thing to be a part of."

Romijn said she hasn't received a script for the third film, but looks at the role as another chance to prove that as an actor, she is more than a just pretty face. "I think you need a lot more than beauty to be a great actress in this world," she said. "There's lots of beautiful women out there. I think sometimes you have to remove that whole element of physical beauty in order to get people to see that you're actually a really talented person, because sometimes people just can't get over it. But that's the joy of acting. You get to embody these different characters and turn yourself into somebody else, my own example being Mystique."

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