Picks and Pans Review: Do the (Pool) Hustle! One Good Turn for Famke Janssen

updated 05/26/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/26/2008 01:00AM

The Dutch actress, 44, is best known as X-Men psychic Jean Grey. Now she plays a pool-hustling drifter in Turn the River.

SO YOU'RE NOW OFFICIALLY A POOL SHARK. I do all my own shots! You can freeze-frame the movie and see. Unfortunately I didn't get to have a pool table in my house for a year, like Paul Newman did for The Hustler. I just learned those specific shots.

DO YOU PLAY ALL THE TIME NOW? No. I'm actually intimidated by the game. I can make a few incredible shots, but if they're not set up, I can't play.

YOU WERE A HIGH-FASHION MODEL. WHAT'S IT LIKE PLAYING GAL ON THE SKIDS? I spent a couple years of my life being dressed and made up by people. I think I've been dolled up enough, so it's really fun to go the other way.

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