Anna Paquin's character cut from 'X-Men' film

Anna Paquin's charater Rogue was deleted from the latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Paquin, who played Rogue in the original X-Men trilogy films, was snipped out of the sequel, director Bryan Singer revealed to Entertainment Weekly.

The Oscar-winning actress (The Piano), 31, shot a rescue sequence with Ian McKellan (Magneto), Patrick Stewart (Professor X) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) set to appear early on in the film.

"Through the editing process, the sequence became extraneous," Singer told EW. "It's a really good sequence and it will probably end up on the DVD so people can see it. But like many things in the editing process, it was an embarrassment of riches and it was just one of the things that had to go. Unfortunately, it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in. Even though she's in the materials and part of the process of making the film, she won't appear in it."

Singer praised her work: "She did a fantastic job. She was awesome in the sequence. She's a brilliant actress. I would work with her in a heartbeat."

"She (Paquin) completely understood," Singer said.  "It's very disappointing, but she's very professional and she knows that stuff happens, particularly with material you shoot early on in production. Films evolve."

X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry and James McAvoy, and wil be next summer's big film.

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