X-MEN STAR FINDS TV MORE CHAL­LENG­ING

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With her por­trayal of the red- haired mu­tant Jean Grey, Famke Janssen (right) be­came a favourite among X-Men fans but the ac­tor be­lieves there is a lot more to her side than the well­known movie char­ac­ter.

Janssen says although work­ing in the pop­u­lar Hol­ly­wood movie se­ries was a great ex­pe­ri­ence, she did not get enough time to ex­plore her­self as Jean or Phoenix Force. On the con­trary, she had more time to nur­ture her role of Scot­tie Har­grave on TV show The Black­list: Re­demp­tion.

“They are very dif­fer­ent parts. With Scot­tie Har­grave, I get much more time to ex­plore her for one,” the 52-year-old ac­tor says. About the char­ac­ter, she adds: “Scot­tie Har­grave is just very unique. She’s very strong on the one hand and very vul­ner­a­ble on the other. She’s such an in­ter­est­ing woman — it’s rare to play some­body like that.”

Over the years, Janssen has worked in var­i­ous films and TV shows. The ac­tor says both the medi­ums have their own chal­lenges: “Tele­vi­sion def­i­nitely works dif­fer­ently from films. You don’t know the whole char­ac­ter. It’s a lit­tle bit chal­leng­ing at times as I have to cre­ate a char­ac­ter only know­ing part of who she is and then hav­ing to find out along with every­one else more about her.”

The ac­tor who be­gan as a model says her ca­reer has been “var­ied”. She says, “I’m lucky to have played won­der­ful parts in great movies. I’ve been able to work with Woody Allen and Robert Alt­man. I’ve worked on tele­vi­sion and fea­ture films, so look­ing back it’s been a very ex­cit­ing jour­ney.”

PHOTO: TONY CENICOLA/ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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