Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender Want More Screentime in “X-Men 2”
Stars are determined to get Bryan Singer to change his mind about “Days of Future Past”
Production on Bryan Singer’s highly anticipated “X-Men: Days of Future Past” hasn’t even started but three of the stars cast in it are already thinking of a way to get the director to change his mind about giving their characters more screentime.The unconfirmed report comes from the latest print issue of Star magazine (via CB), so it should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
However, sources close to the production are saying that Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are all plotting together to get Singer to revisit their roles and grant them more time in front of the camera.
Apparently, it was cut down for all three of them to offer more screentime to Hugh Jackman and Anna Paquin, who, together with members of the “old” cast, will be on board for the sequel to the 2011 film.
“Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy are also victims of Bryan’s editing pen [besides Lawrence], and they’re just an annoyed as Jen is,” the insider says for the publication.
“All three stars are earning $3 million [€2.3 million] for their roles. So they’ve decided to team up and make a plea to Bryan,” the tipster further says.
Even though she’s not alone in this, Jennifer’s people believe that the move might do her more harm than good, even if she gets her wish and her role receives a boost, because she would have “broken rank” and it will go down on her resume.
“Bryan Singer is not the sort of person you want to [cross]. She should just shut up and get on with things,” the same insider says.
Directed and produced by Singer, “Days of Future Past” will be out in 2014. Considering the impressive list of actors cast in it, the old “X-Men” cast side by side with the new, chances are the report above of tension on set is just a rumor.