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Bluer than blue: Jennifer Lawrence shows some skin in upcoming 'X-Men' movie

Jennifer Lawrence in costume as Mystique for the "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Baby, it's cold outside. Well, maybe, but that's not why Jennifer Lawrence is sporting a full-on blue-skinned look. The "Hunger Games" star, 22, is taking a break from playing Katniss to step back into the skin of Mystique from the "X-Men" series.

Director Bryan Singer tweeted a photo of Lawrence in Mystique's blue skin, yellow eyes and red hair, taken during the filming of 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

Singer tagged his photo, "First look: #JenniferLawrence as a vengeful #Mystique. #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast."

Lawrence is reprising the role she played in 2011's "X-Men: First Class."

The film is a sequel to both that 2011 film and to the 2006 film "X-Men: The Last Stand," in which Rebecca Romijn played Mystique.

Both Romijn and Lawrence had to be in tip-top shape for the films, as nothing is hidden. An early interview with Romijn back when she played the role reveals that Mystique wears only prosthetics designed to cover certain area for modesty and practicality purposes -- though it's hard to use the word "modesty" in connection with so little clothing.

Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry also have roles in the film, which is scheduled for release July 18, 2014.