Nicholas Hoult answered fan questions yesterday on the official “X-Men: First Class” Facebook page. Some of the answers to questions were:

When asked about what drew him to the role of Hank McCoy/Beast:

“The fascinating part of the role for me was the chance to play Hank/Beast before and after his transformation. The combination of his intelligence and wit offset by his animalistic appearance was fun to play.”

When asked about what he thought of the original Beast (played by Kelsey Grammer in “X3”):

“I thought Kelsey Grammer did a fantastic job when he portrayed Beast, his charm and eloquence was something I wanted to try and emulate. However, in First Class I play Hank younger before becoming a politician, when he is a scientist and still learning about himself and his abilities. So I didn’t want to try and just play a younger Kelsey but also bring something new to the role.”

Do you want to ask some of the cast questions? Each Wednesday, some of the stars from the film will answer fan questions–next week’s question and answer session will feature Rose Byrne (Dr. Moira McTaggart) and Oliver Platt (Man in Black). If you want to send in your questions, tweet them @XMenMovies or post them on the official “X-Men: First Class” Facebook wall. The questions will be answered on the “X-Perts” page. Only ten questions will get answered during each session, so make sure to post yours early!

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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