The White Queen has been spotted on the set of the upcoming X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass).
The exquisite January Jones (Mad Men) was photographed in full costume as Emma Frost at Pinewood Studios in England. If you ask me, she was peeled right off the page. The blonde hair and no-nonsense look immediately evokes Emma the ice queen. And since the film is set in the 60s, her costume (complete with big, fuzzy, Russian hat) looks very period-appropriate.
First Class will portray Emma Frost as The Hellfire Club’s White Queen, not the powerful psychic on the side of the X-Men. It is unknown if she will make the shift from villain to hero throughout the film.
INF Daily has the photos from the set of January between takes and her stand-in.
The film follows the early days of Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) when they were close friends and colleagues. It will then show how they became mortal enemies and formed both the X-Men and The Brotherhood.
X-Men: First Class is due in theaters on June 3, 2011.