Thursday December 6, 2012 6:04 am
Famke Janssen Is Only Offered Alien Roles
Famke Janssen only gets offered roles as aliens and weird creatures. The 48-year-old actress who is best known for her performances as psychic mutant Jean Grey in the X-Men films wishes she was put up for a bigger variety of parts but she is happy to be to the go-to girl for odd roles.
"I am nothing like the characters I play, but I know I look like I would be. Of course, when you're Meryl Streep or Daniel Day-Lewis, it's a different story, but most of us are not that lucky. It's not like I turn down those parts and opt for the alien creatures. It's what's offered to me," she told The New York Post.
As well as not being offered a variety of roles, Famke recently claimed men are "threatened" by her in Hollywood. Janssen believes some male actors in the industry don't feel comfortable in her presence but she refuses to change the way she is just to please guys: "My boyfriend [Cole Frates] says men get threatened by me and I notice it sometimes. I've seen women dumb themselves down in order to deal with men in Hollywood. I've never done it. I don't know how to, I'm too Dutch. I think we're way too straightforward as people to do that."
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