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Jennifer Lawrence ending X-Men role

Jennifer Lawrence states she will not be playing shape-shifting mutant Mystique anymore within the X-Males prequels

The Oscar-winning actress states shes quitting the function when requested with a reporter in the premiere of her new movie Serena

She told MTV: It is indeed my 4g iphone really

Lawrence began playing a more youthful form of Mystique in X-Males: Top Class this year and reprised her role in last years X-Males: Times of Future Past

Her final film as Mystique is going to be X-Males: Apocalypse that is out the coming year

With numerous new mutants showing up again – Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) – time might be suitable for Lawrence to step from her role

Former Skins actor Nicholas Hoult who performed the Animal in X-Males: Top Class and X-Males: Times of Future Past has additionally recommended he wont participate the franchise after Apocalypse

He told E! Online he wasnt registered for just about any more films although he didnt eliminate coming back

A mature Mystique was performed by Rebecca Romijn in 2000s X-Males and 2003 follow up X2 and X-Males: The Final Stand it 2006

Shes part of Magnetos Brotherhood of Mutants and frees him from his plastic jail cell

But shes converted into an ordinary individual after being shot in X-Males: The Final Stand and it is abandoned by Magneto

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Downton star leaves behind Matthew Crawley for US action role

Dan Stevens quit Downton Abbey at the height of its popularity to take on Hollywood


He gained legions of fans in both Britain and North America playing aristocratic heartthrob Matthew Crawley in ITV’s Downton Abbey. Now Dan Stevens has become part of a new elite of young British actors making their names in Hollywood thanks to their television success

The 31 year old from Croydon, South London, has just shot six feature films in a year, including his first leading movie role – The Guest, an independent comedy horror, in which Stevens plays an ex-soldier programmed to kill anything and anyone who gets in his way.

“This was not written for me in any way, I had to beg for the part, Stevens explains. “I just read it and the wonderful thing is that it is so playful, and crosses so many genres ┬áthere are echoes of Terminator 2 in there, and other action franchises, as well as horror and black comedy. I was laughing out loud.

I met Adam Winguard, the director who is a bit of a cult celebrity as he also made a very similar film to this, You’re Next, and I think what tickled him was the idea of the first scene, when this solider, David, rings a doorbell. The family open it, and there he is ┬áthe guy from Downton Abbey as you’ve never seen him before.

The actor adds that he had to promise to lose weight and shape up so I’m nothing like that period drama hero, so hopefully after a few scenes audiences then forget about Matthew Crawley; it’s just the initial comic reaction Adam wanted.

Stevens, who is married with two young children, made the transition to making films in the US in 2012, after two hugely successful years playing Matthew Crawley in the ITV series, which gave the Cambridge-educated actor his first starring role.

The character’s love story with his distant cousin Mary, played by Michelle Dockery, was a hit with audiences, and Stevens’s untimely exit from the series caused uproar on social media, who questioned whether he was making the right decision to leave.

But now, as well as The Guest, Stevens has roles in Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he plays opposite Ben Stiller; The Cobbler with Adam Sandler; and the thriller A Walk Amongst the Tombstones, playing opposite Liam Neeson.

Other young British actors who have made the transition from TV to starring parts in Hollywood include Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones, who was the leading man of 2014 blockbuster Pompeii; Emilia Clarke, also from Game of Thrones, who will play Sarah Connor in the next Terminator film in 2015; and his co-star Michelle Dockery, whose next project, the drama Selfless, sees her play opposite Ryan Reynolds

We are just very, very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time Stevens admits

I think there is a fluidity to the industry that there has never been before and television stands alongside film in terms of quality. While many of us have done film work before, it is the popularity of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey that are giving actors like me these chances

These shows are so beloved, so hugely popular, especially in the States, that I guess we all have a familiarity with audiences, they feel like they know us, as we’re in their living rooms every week

Downton and Game of Thrones have thrown a lifeline to our industry in Britain and I think the popularity of British talent over in North America has never been greater.

I always feel very honoured when I’m awarded roles like this one in The Guest, where I’m a typical American anti-hero – they really don’t have to do it, they’ve got plenty of outstanding people of their own to pick. It’s a hugely competitive place and if you have any success at all, you have to be grateful.

I was so sorry to leave Downton and devastate fans,” he continues. I’m still saying sorry to them in the street. And I already believe that I will never get to do anything else in my career that has that level of devotion from its audience. But at some point you have to make a jump

The first blockbuster Stevens had a part in, 2013’s wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, had subdued critical reaction, but The Guest has a rare 100% fresh review from the movie website Rotten Tomatoes, and Time Out calling it a welcome switch-up for Stevens. Those blandly blond good looks, here accessorised with an apple pie American accent, are put to sinister use

The actor confesses, though, that he has no handbook for how to have a successful movie career, I have no idea what my next move should be

I’ve just decided to do films that regardless of budget, nurture and foster a great atmosphere on set. The Guest was one of those, because it was just an incredibly playful atmosphere with a very unique sort of script. And then the next moment I am lying on the floor in the Night At The Museum, playing Sir Lancelot, watching Ben Stiller do his stuff.

That’s when you pinch yourself, when you can’t believe what’s happening, and how on earth you’ve achieved this level of popularity, almost completely by acciden