Bringing up Bobby marks the directorial debut of former X-Men star Famke Janssen. What Culture had a chat with the beautiful Dutch actress recently ahead of the films DVD release next week well have the full interview up for you in a little while and inevitably talk turned to the X-Men franchise. We asked Janssen what it was like watching a franchise she was initially part of evolve without her, since any rumoured cameo is yet to be unveiled as part of Bryan Singer's pre-release marketing campaign...
I think that the X-Men series is a really successful one in constantly finding new and additional characters, or younger versions of the same characters to explore. Of course the X-Men as a comic book has so many characters that filmmakers can explore. I like what theyre doing. I think that theyve always chosen really fine actors. With X-Men: First Class you had Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy so its amazing the kind of actors they keep getting for these. Its a classy series so Im proud to be a part of it.
Was that last line a hint that she continues to be a part? However, while she mostly remained tight-lipped on her involvement in this summers release The Wolverine, she did give a little detail that confirmed the nature of her appearance and settled some rumours. The trailer for The Wolverine features a brief glimpse of her Jean Grey, prompting some fans to speculate on her rise from the grave, but it seems that isn't the case, as Janssen confirmed:
I couldnt tell you . Its a flashback sequence, but thats all I can say. Youll just have to wait until July!
Keep tuned to WhatCulture for more of our interview with Famke Janssen.