What the Wildly Attractive Cast of Dark Phoenix Looks Like in and Out of Their Costumes
Do I love the X-Men? Of course! I've been a sucker for their dramatic power struggles, battles between good and evil, and fierce appreciation of individuality. Oh, and their insane powers. (Duh.)
Lasers shooting out of someone's eyes? The ability to stop a hurricane? Or a runaway train? These superheroes are some of the most unique. That uniqueness also extends to their physical appearances, which range from normal scruff to head-to-toe blue skin and a sharp tail. Of all the onscreen superheroes we've seen lately, the actors who play the X-Men have to endure some of the most dramatic transformations.
Now that X-Men: Dark Phoenix is nearly out, you might need a reminder of who everyone is and what they all look like . . . on and off screen. Ahead, check out who plays your favorite mutants and how their IRL looks differ from those of their characters.
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique
Of all the X-Men, Mystique has one of the most eye-catching appearances thanks to her bright blue, scaly skin and cherry red hair.
Jennifer Lawrence in Real Life
In real life, of course, JLaw is a blond bombshell, which should surprise absolutely no one.
James McAvoy as Charles Xavier
At one point Charles did have hair, which we see in 2011's X-Men: First Class. But ever since then, James McAvoy has been rocking a bald cap like a champ.
Charles McAvoy in Real Life
He's got hair! And scruff! And a very thick Scottish accent!
Jessica Chastain as Vuk
New villain Vuk has hair that's so blond, it's basically white.
Jessica Chastain in Real Life
As for Chastain, who plays Vuk? She's one of Hollywood's most popular redheads.
Nicholas Hoult as Hank/Beast
The fact that a man as handsome as Nicholas Hoult is buried under layer upon layer of thick blue hair and prosthetics to play Beast is a travesty. But then again, who could play the kindhearted, soft-spoken scientist better than the British actor?
Nicholas Hoult in Real Life
Fortunately for all of us, the British star's latest roles in Tolkien and The Current War offer us full view of his face.
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner steps into the shoes of yet another flame-haired heroine as Jean Grey, who goes through a volatile transformation in Dark Phoenix.
Sophie Turner in Real Life
In real life, however, the UK native is actually a natural blond! She also has a bunch of tattoos, one of which we think Sansa Stark would absolutely approve of.
Tye Sheridan as Scott/Cyclops
In both X-Men: Apocalypse and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Scott lives up to his nickname of Cyclops by rocking face-obscuring headgear to help him control the deadly lasers that blast out of his eyes. It starts off as just a fairly normal pair of sunglasses, but in the most recent film he wears a full-on visor across his eyes.
Tye Sheridan in Real Life
No eye shields here!
Alexandra Shipp as Storm
The Love, Simon actress rocks a short, platinum hairstyle to play Storm, but unsurprisingly, her hair doesn't normally look like that. (Though she could totally pull it off, just sayin'.)
Alexandra Shipp in Real Life
See! Her hair is a little more toned down when she's not in character as the weather-controlling mutant.
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler
Just like Mystique and Beast, Nightcrawler has a pretty striking appearance. In addition to his bright blue skin covered in swirling symbols, he has yellow eyes, pointy teeth, and a sharp tail.
Kodi Smit-McPhee in Real Life
As far as we know, Alpha actor Kodi Smit-McPhee does not have a tail.
Michael Fassbender as Erik/Magneto
Magneto's look changes quite a bit from First Class to Dark Phoenix, with him wearing everything from sharp suits to plaid button-downs and jeans. Obviously, his metal helmet is never far behind.
Michael Fassbender in Real Life
It seems The Snowman actor prefers a more casual type of headgear IRL than he does while playing Erik.
Evan Peters as Peter/Quicksilver
Peter Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, has two elements that make up his signature style: a pair of goggles and his floppy silver hair.
Evan Peters in Real Life
Evan Peters has brown curly hair when he's not filming as the wise-cracking speedster, FYI.