Shawn Ashmore Discusses Watching X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Says It Is "Like Magic"

Shawn Ashmore Discusses Watching X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Says It Is "Like Magic"

Shawn Ashmore, who has played Iceman in both X-Men: Days of Future Past and the original trilogy, sat down with Queen Latifah to discuss watching the finished version of the film. Hit the jump to check it out!

Shawn Ashmore is known for playing Bobby Drake in the X-Men films, and he recently spoke with Queen Latifah. He has always seemed like a cool guy, and he is definitely not being cold towards Queen Latifah. Watch the video to hear what he has to say, or read the transcript below!

Queen Latifah: What is it like to go to a screening, after you’ve done all this work, jumped around, all kinds of stunts and everything, and then you see- that guy. You see Iceman come on.


Shawn Ashmore: It’s like magic. It is that movie magic thing because we shoot those action sequences over weeks. So it’s like piece by piece, bit by bit, shot by shot. You never really know what it’s going to look like, and this is a perfect example: The first time I played Iceman, the director was like, “Okay, so, you have to like make this motion, (he moves his arms) and ice is going to shoot out of your hands.” And I went home, and I was talking to my brother, and I was like, I was in front of a mirror with him, “Does this look stupid? Like, am I going to look like a fool? You know?


Queen Latifah: So you’re practicing your… (she gestures with her hands)


Shawn Ashmore: Yeah, and so you go one set, in front of like, all these people, and you finally do it, and you’re kind of embarrassed, and you’re not sure what it looks like, and then you see it on the big screen. Then you see it with the effects and everything together, and you’re like, this is what it’s all about.

Do you agree that Ashmore seems like a cool dude? Do you think he looks like a fool? Sound off in the comments!
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