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January Jones Cast in New 'X-Men' Movie

by Scott Harris, posted Aug 18th 2010 11:01AM
Over the course of her four seasons as 'Mad Men's' Betty Draper, January Jones has had to deal with any number of on-screen difficulties, from a philandering husband with a hidden past to the decline and loss of her father. But now she's about to deal with something even Betty might have some trouble with: mutants.

Yes, it's true: according to Deadline, Jones is making the jump from 'Mad Men' to 'X-Men' as she has been cast in the role of Emma Frost, better known to her allies and adversaries as The White Queen, in the upcoming prequel 'X-Men: First Class.'

Jones, of course, is no stranger to movies, having appeared in films such as 'Love Actually,' 'American Wedding' and 'We Are Marshall' prior to taking on the role of Draper for AMC. Since 'Mad Men' began in 2007, however, she's only appeared on one movie, 'Pirate Radio,' due to the show's demanding schedule.

This time around she'll be dealing with more than just Betty's various issues, however. Despite her name, in the 'X-Men' comics The White Queen occupies a decidedly gray area when it comes to morality, using her impressive telepathic powers for evil just as often as she does for good. Considering that the movie will focus on the relationship between the young versions of Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) as they develop their competing visions of mutanthood, we wouldn't be surprised if Jones ends up playing a pivotal role in defining their rivalry.

So what do you guys think? is Jones a good fit for the role? Or would you rather see her stick to more serious roles? Let us know your thoughts, but be sure to vote fast because there's not much time to let your voices be heard: 'X-Men: First Class' is scheduled to begin shooting next month and will debut in theaters on June 3, 2011.

Is The White Queen a good fit for January Jones?
Yes, she's going to be awesome!37 (44.0%)
I dunno, dude. That's pretty iffy.16 (19.0%)
Ugh! Sister, please!9 (10.7%)
As long as she wears the white leather corset, I'm happy!22 (26.2%)

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she looks like a horse

August 18 2010 at 12:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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