“I’m glad that the Dark Phoenix saga is finally getting its due,” Janssen says. “When we tackled it in The Last Stand, it wasn’t given enough time. I remember hearing from fans after we finished the film that they were disappointed that an enormous moment in the comics was given so little screen time. I’m happy for them to give Phoenix the due that she deserves.”
Long past her own stint in the X-Men franchise, Janssen has moved on to other new and exciting roles. She’s set to star in The Poison Rose, a 1970s noir also featuring John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, and Brendan Fraser. And in her latest film, Asher, Janssen plays a ballet instructor who falls in love with a Brooklyn hit man played by Ron Perlman.
“Everyone in the movie is kind of sad,” Janssen says. “They’re just sad people who’ve experienced a lot of loss and are trying to find a way to move forward. This is not one of those comedic sets where everyone is having the best time.”