• I seem to have been cast several several times to do it. I think in this one, Phoenix is not purely evil. She was in the comic books at some point but the way the writers created her or we always talked about her, was that she was torn with her powers taking over and trying to control them at the same time. It was challenging to play which made it interesting for me to play this character.

    "The Phoenix Rises as Famke Janssen and James Marsden Talk X-Men: The Last Stand". Interview, May 23, 2006.