“X-Men” star Famke Jannsen recently revealed that she wants to return for the role as Jean Grey in future movies but acknowledges that there were issues on sexism.
The 51-year-old actress has questioned why she has not been called back to play as older Jean Grey, which she has portrayed in the “X-Men” movies since 2000, Metro UK said in a report.
According to reports, “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner clinched the role of Jean Grey’s younger version for the “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
“In the X-Men series, they’ve been [bringing back older characters] for years,” Janssen said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Although women: it’s interesting because they’re replaced and the older versions – or more mature, whatever the politically correct version of that is – are never to be seen again.”
“X-Men” star Janssen also pointed out that men are allowed to play the older and the younger roles, while female are not, referring to it as ‘sexism.’
She also said that she should come back along with her younger version, just like how Magneto and Professor X were portrayed.
When asked if she already called on the “X-Men” producers for her pitch to have a comeback, Janssen revealed that she had tried.
“Yes, I have. I have not heard any feedback on that, other than total radio silence,” the actress said.
Despite claiming that there is sexism in the portrayal of roles for “X-Men,” Janssen said that she is supporting Sophie Turner who will take on the young version role.
“She emailed me before she started filming, wanting some pointers. And I said, You don’t need any. You’re perfect. You’re great. So I can’t wait to see the movie and what she’s done with it,” Janssen marveled.