"You look at Reed and he's about 40. You look at Sue and she looks about 30. And you think he's got a past – before he met Sue, when she was in school, he was at a university in Vienna, mixing it up with some of the most beautiful, richest, smartest girls in the world, you know? So kind of thinking about that, it's kind of interesting.
There are some women in Reed's life that no one talks about prior to Sue obviously. The minute I started thinking along those lines, and also that Reed and Sue are such an odd couple – they're both very attractive but she's a perfectly averagely smart woman and he's literally the world's smartest man. You can't really imagine a normal husband and wife really. So I thought maybe Reed got married on the rebound. You know, he loves Sue with all of his heart, but maybe there was a girl before her who was much more like Reed. So I've nicknamed her "Mrs. Fantastic" and she's a character Reed knew at the university. She's like two points smarter than him on the IQ test and he was just madly in love with her."
- Mark Millar
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