Jennifer Lawrence has previously stated that her multi-picture deal to play Mystique in 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise ends with this month's X-Men: Apocalypse, and now the Hunger Games star is speaking more about what it would take to bring her back - and whom.
“[Michael] Fassbender and [James] McAvoy and I were all talking, like, ‘Will you come back?’ ‘I dunno.’ ‘I’ll come back, if you come back,'" the actress told Entertainment Weekly. "Fox should be terrified because the deal we made was like if one of us doesn’t come back, none of us are.”
The three actors joined the hit franchise with 2011's X-Men: First Class, and Lawrence has been the most outspoken about if she would re-sign for another contract. She has stated on numerous occasions her displeasure with the body painting process required for the Mystique character, which some say is the reason why it's been less visible in her later films.
“I would love to come back,” said Lawrence. “I love the fans and I love the character. But then you realize how important your year is, like how important three months out of your year is. I don’t know. I shouldn’t be that honest.”
With the massive Hunger Games franchise, Lawrence sits as the highest-grossing female action movie star of all time - and one of the most well-payed, male or female, do to her award-winning roles in movies like Silver Linings Playbook. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress negotiated a $20 million contract for her role in the upcoming sci-fi film Passengers.