The King of Pop visited the set for a day to discuss the possible role of Professor Xavier, the leader of a group of mutated superheroes. There was only one problem. “I said to him ‘You know Xavier is an old white man?’ And Michael said, “Oh yes, but I can still wear make-up.”
The singer then showed a showcase with which he tried to convince the producers of his ability. Production company 20th Century Fox, however, never thought seriously about Michael in the role of Professor X. Ultimately, the role went to Patrick Stewart, known for the Star Trekmovies and series.