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Why Rebecca Romijn felt blue on 'X2' -- Five hours of makeup application had the model/actress, who plays villain Mystique, seeing red. Despite walking naked through the snows of northern Alberta, Rebecca Romijn (who plays azure-skinned, clothing-averse Mystique in 'X2') always maintained a stiff (frozen?) upper lip. They put down fake snow on top of the real snow -- basically potato flakes,'' the 30-year-old actress reports cheerfully. 'So between takes, there'd be three people -- including Ian McKellen -- scraping gummy, disgusting potato goo off my feet.' Sounds lovely. However, she did have reason to
get the blues -- a five-hour makeup process. 'I would get very moody on the set,' says Romijn. The trigger: gawking crew members and, well, just about anyone with functioning eyes. Luckily for her, Romijn soon forged solidarity with another person of color. 'I think for the Blue People -- Alan Cumming and myself -- we both felt like circus freaks.' On a set full of mutants, that's saying something.

Original article: Entertainment Weekly

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