Rose Byrne Discusses Her X-Men: First Class Role
03.18.11 by Ryan
Several of the cast members of director Matthew Vaughn's upcoming X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class have spoken publicly about their roles in the movie. Rose Byrne portrays Dr. Moira MacTaggert, one of the human characters from the X-Men comic books who is an authority on genetic mutations who dedicates herself with mutant and human genetics.
In a recent interview, Byrne revealed that her role in the movie will differ from that in the comic book. "She works for the CIA in this prequel and gets involved in the whole mutant community as it were," Byrne told MTV.
Like the comic books, however, Byrne will again align herself with the X-Men to work for a more peaceful coexistence with superpowered mutants.
I'm on [the mutants'] side, so that's the main thing. She kind of joins forces with [Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender)] to use mutants for good rather than evil. She really believes in them being able to coexist with humans.
Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class from a script by Jane Goldman, who previously worked with Vaughn on Kick-Ass. The ensemble cast includes Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee, Oliver Platt as The Man in Black, Edi Gathegi as Darwin, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Jason Flemying as Azazel, Lucas Till as Havok, and Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw.