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Old 06-11-2008, 01:21 AM   #33
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Default Re: Famke finally speaks her mind about the treatment of Phoenix in X3

Originally Posted by Lightning Strykez! View Post
But the point is that BOTH actresses were/are complaining about the exact same thing: more screentime. Truth is, Storm should've gotten proper focus in the prior films. So Halle had to yell about it to get it corrected and that unfortunately didn't happen until X3.
Kind of. It’s not as though Berry’s wishes went unnoticed until the third film though. Prior to X2, she commented about the lack of screentime in X-Men and that she wanted to show a more nurturing side of the character. Both comments were noted. She easily had a boost in screentime compared to the first film and they showed a more nurturing side of the character. In addition, she wanted a Storm origin story, but she didn’t receive one, which put her in the same boat as everyone else. After X2, it then became an issue of not only wanting more screentime but also wanting a more prominent voice and so on and so forth.

Originally Posted by Lightning Strykez! View Post
Now Famke is complaining about the same slight. *shrugs*
True. Although, I think Janssen’s logic holds more weight than Berry’s in this instance. If the X-Men movies gave Storm the shaft while purporting to tell a Storm related story, then I would be more understanding… but they didn’t, nor did they ever claim to. X-Men: The Last Stand, however, did set out to tell a Jean Grey related story, and, to the detriment of the movie, they left it hanging.

Originally Posted by Lightning Strykez! View Post
But is possible that Famke was referring to Hugh as well--he made more than Halle AND Famke put together...and he dominated all 3 of the movies to everyone's detriment.
I think Janssen is referring to both Berry and Jackman. While Storm is thrust into the forefront, Wolverine ultimately hogs the screen--and Jackman was a producer, which lends him more say in the production process than Berry. There is even an article in which Rothman discusses running the cure idea by Jackman and that if Jackman didn’t like it, they were f----ed. 5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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