Over at the official “X-Men: First Class” Facebook fan page, Rose Byrne and Oliver Platt have answered fan questions on the page’s “X-PERTS” section. Here’s what they had to say regarding their roles and the film:
Platt, when asked about his character, the Man in Black: “The Man In Black runs a super secret division of the CIA devoted to investigating the application of mental telepathy and paranormal power in military defense. He has long been a laughing stock of the Agency because of this. His department is known as ‘Division X'”
When asked about how his character fits into the X-Men universe: “When Charles and Mystique become ensnared with the Agency, the Man in Black diverts them to his division with a deft bureaucratic sleight of hand. Erik soon joins them and The X-Men flourish under MIB’s protection.”
Byrne when asked about whether her character’s relationship with Charles Xavier and Banshee are explored in the film: “We explore the relationship of Moira and Charles but not with Banshee – at least not yet!”
When asked about how she felt that her character was the only one without mutant powers: “I was not when we were shooting as I didn’t have to get picked up at 2:30am like Jennifer Lawrence. But I am sure I will suffer post-traumatic mutant envy when I see Angel being able to fly.”
If you want your questioned answered by the stars of “X-Men: First Class”, make sure to post them to twitter (@XMenMovies) or on the wall of the official Facebook page. Questions are answered each Wednesday; the next two stars queued up are Edi Gathegi (Armando Muñoz [Darwin]) and Caleb Landry Jones (Sean Cassidy [Banshee])!