Of course, Grey is the perfect character to revisit, especially after The Last Stand was slammed for its handling of Grey’s alter ego, Dark Phoenix. And for Janssen, there’s no defending it, even 10 years later. “It’s a pity the Dark Phoenix wasn’t explored in a better way, because it really should have been its own movie,” she says. “To wash over it so quickly, as they did with that many other storylines, I don’t think it got the attention that it deserved.”
When rumors of a Dark Phoenix film are mentioned, Janssen just hopes “they do focus on that character.”
While the actress may have issues with the lack of older women -- Berry, Rebecca Romijn -- in the new films, she does celebrate X-Men’s focus on female superheroes. “There have been so many female characters in the X-Men movies, which is really the first that you ever saw that,” Janssen says. “There were female superheroes that weren’t just arm candy. I’m proud to have been part of it for that long.”
Jack of the Red Hearts premieres Saturday, April 23 at 8 p.m. ET only on Lifetime.