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Famke Janssen Talks Being Pulled From X-Men Franchise & How Sexism Might Have Played A Role In Younger Casting!

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Famke Janssen doesn't pull any punches!

The actress spoke candidly about her exit from the X-Men film franchise earlier this week, making it clear she didn't voluntarily bow out of her iconic role.

While attending the Skin Cancer Foundation's Champions for Change Gala on Tuesday, the 52-year-old said it was the producers who decided not to bring her back as Jean Grey after she played the hero in four installments of the series.

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She dished to Us Weekly:

"I didn't give up, they gave up on me. There's a big difference."

For those who missed it, Janssen wasn't featured in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse — but her character Jean Grey was, this time played by a much younger Sophie Turner.

While this recast made sense given the fact that Apocalypse takes place in the 1980s, requiring a younger version of Jean Grey, the OG pointed out that a bit of sexism may lie behind the casting change:

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