Before she was Jean Grey, Famke Janssen tried to seduce Jean-Luc Picard.
Famke Janssen is a legend among the nerd-sphere. Making her first big role in the first Pierce Brosnan James Bond film, GoldenEye, she quickly started to gain momentum and steam, leading into the casting of Jean Grey in the X-Men film franchise, which she played the role for five films during the Fox-Era of the brand. She would also serve as one of the key characters in the popular Taken franchise and as well as taking a quick trip on the good ship Enterprise as a guest star on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
During her time on the X-Men set, she would play the pseudo-daughter of Grey to Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier. The two were wonderful together in the scenes they did share together and their interactions were arguably the best part of the third film, X-Men: The Last Stand.
Before she was trying to make her not-so-adoptive papa proud as X-Men legend Jean Grey, she was making moves on Stewart on the set of Star Trek.
Famke Janssen was a guest star on Star Trek: The Next Generation
Famke Janssen appeared on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Perfect Mate; which was the fifth season’s 21st episode.
The episode featured Janssen as Kamala, Kriosian, who was destined to marry a man due to political reasons, but through no fault of her own, developed an empathic pheromone of sorts that drew men wild. Since this was an arranged marriage and not one of passion or love, she almost immediately fell head-over-heels for Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard.
The two don’t end up having a romance, but the feelings they have for each other appear authentic. This leads to Picard walking Kamala down the aisle on her wedding day.
To see them in a romantic coupling in 1992, and then eight years later to see them in a teacher/student type role is a bit jarring. Though, jarring, not exactly creepy. No, creepy is watching Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen play twins in the Age of Ultron film and then go and star as a married couple just two years later in, Godzilla.
Now that’s a bit weird.