X-Men: First Class will hit theaters across the country on June 3, which takes a look at the younger versions of our favorite mutants from the comic books and previous movies. Nicholas Hoult plays the young Beast, a character previously portrayed by Kelsey Grammer in X-Men: The Last Stand. Nicholas Hoult did reveal that he studied Kelsey Grammer's accent to portray Beast, although he believes his younger Beast is a far different character.
"I feel they were very different characters. In the other film, Beast was a politician, and he's been in this place for a long time. In this one he's young and he's a scientist. And when he changes, that comes with quite a bit of anger and embarrassment. He's very intelligent, obviously, and creates great inventions. But there's also this side of him where you have this conflict of wanting to be normal and wanting to fit in. That's going on. And then there's also the side, once he becomes the Beast. There's a Jeckyll and Hyde aspect, where he's scared of what he's capable of."
"To me, personally, I really wonder why he said that. We were doing a scene of hanking and waving, and Luffy said, do it like James Bond, say the line like James Bond. Well, he actually said, do it like James Bond, and I said, I don't know if that will come off as cheesy or Bond-like. And he said, do it, and then we'll decide."
We also reported earlier this month that Nicholas Hoult landed the role of Jack in Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer. He is also slated to star in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road and here's what he had to say about both those projects.
"Hopefully, Max will be starting next year. George Miller is a fantastic director, so I'm looking forward to getting started on that. And Jack, yeah, we haven't really started work on it yet, but we're shooting pretty soon. It's a kind of reimagied version of Jack and the Beanstalk."