Kinberg on X-Men 3 & Fantastic Four

Columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacey Jenel Smith talked to X-Men 3 screenwriter Simon Kinberg, who says former “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer nailed the part of Beast:

“They looked at lots and lots of actors for the part, but the one who came in and gave an absolutely unbelievable performance was Kelsey Grammer,” he says. The character is “a cerebral genius trapped in the body of a furry beast. People don’t see him for who he is. I saw a tape of Kelsey’s performance and the emotion in his eyes. He was just stunningly good.”

Kinberg also worked on Fantastic Four and added that, “It’s not as dramatic and dark as ‘X-Men.’ It skirts the line between moments that are quite serious and having a playful spark like ‘The Incredibles.’”

Source: Marilyn Beck and Stacey Jenel Smith