X-Men 3 Star Mei Melancon Talks About Playing Psylocke!

The actress talks about whether it was Psylocke or Kwannon she played in the movie, if she'd return to play the character again in a future movie, the costume and also shares her thought's on X-Men: First Class...

Dave Bentley over at The Coventry Telegraph recently spoke Mei Melancon about her role as Psylocke in Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand and below are some excerpts from the interview. For the whole thing, where the actress goes into a lot more detail about being cast in the role and her thoughts on the movie, just click the link at the bottom of this page!

On Whether She'd Play Psylocke Again In A Future X-Men Movie:

"Whether I am part of X-Men again or not, I would love to see Psylocke come back. I think she is a great character that has had really interesting reincarnations over the years, many of which would play out great in film. If fans want a character enough I am sure the studio will bring them in at some point."

On Whether She Was Playing Psylocke Or Kwannon:

"Psylocke is pretty popular, so when fans or journalists express their disappointment I totally understand and I have acknowledged this frustration in past interviews. But honestly - from a personal place - I was pretty happy to be in the movie in whatever capacity."

"There was discussion that she was Kwannon or possibly other characters too, but I can't comment on the final choice made. There were certain aspects of her that were true to Psylocke: the red tattoo from Crimson Dawn, and the purple hair - though it was obviously shorter. Outfit-wise - and this is my personal opinion only - if she was standing there in her usual skintight outfit - which I do find sexy and would have been so stoked to wear - it might not have matched the tone or what the other characters were wearing."


On The Negative Reaction Fans Had To The Movie:

"Anyway, overall the film did very well, right? So they obviously did something right. I know a lot of people - maybe not hardcore X-Men fans but the general public - enjoyed their 12 bucks' worth.

Anyway, overall the film did very well, right? So they obviously did something right. I know a lot of people - maybe not hardcore X-Men fans but the general public - enjoyed their 12 bucks' worth. You know, I sometimes wish that fans could be a fly on the wall during the making of films like this, I'm sure they would get why certain decisions have to be made. What I saw was a lot of commitment from the writers, producers and director to make the best film possible."


On X-Men: First Class:

"I think Matthew Vaughn makes great films. I really loved Layer Cake. And, yes, I am excited. I have a friend Edi Gathegi who is going to be in it, he's such a unique talented actor and a lovely guy and I'm excited to see what he and the other actors bring to their roles."




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