Sophie Turner Discusses Her Love of Playing Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. We’ve seen a few set photos of actress Sophie Turner as a young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. The Game of Thrones star expressed her excitement to play one of the popular X-Men characters.
While promoting the release of her new movie Barely Lethal, Sophie Turner spoke with Spinoff Online about playing Jean Grey in Bryan Singer’s upcoming film. Turner also touched on putting her own spin on the character, who was last portrayed by Famke Janssen for almost 15 years:
Feasting my eyes upon that script was insane! I just think the fact that it’s such an iconic character and so well loved in the comics and stuff that it’s very exciting to be able to take it on. Famke Janssen’s portrayed Jean so well, so beautifully, and it’s nice to kind of – although I’m “young her,” it’s nice to have my own take on it as well and interpret this character, this action superhero the way that I kind of want to. Oh, my God. It’s so exciting!
She also explained that she has been preparing for the role by watching “every X-Men movie that’s ever been released”, as well as checking out the “TV X-Men stuff” too. Are you guys excited to see Sophie Turner play a younger version of Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse?
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