January Jones ‘had doubts’ about ‘X-Men: First Class’

'Mad Men' star was concerned about returning to the 1960s

Mad Men star January Jones had admitted she had concerns about starring in the forthcoming X-Men prequel – because it is set in the same period as the show in which she plays Betty Draper.

Jones is due to play the character Emma Frost (who becomes mutant White Queen) in Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class which, like Mad Men, is also set in the ’60s.

Jones told the LA Times: “When I heard that this instalment of X-Men was going to take place in the ’60s I was like, ‘Oh my God, you must be kidding me!’ But I read the script and familiarised myself with the character of Emma Frost. She’s so, so far from Betty, and from Mad Men, and it takes place in that time but it doesn’t feel like a period movie.”

Jones also admitted that she felt unsure about the role after seeing her character’s skimpy outfits in the comic books.

She said: “It’s a lot of very body-conscious stuff. If you look at the comic book, she’s barely dressed. She’s got quite the bod, which is very intimidating.”

X-Men: First Class is released on June 3.