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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (2016): Sophie Turner Talks Jean Grey

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Sophie Turner Discusses Playing Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. We can all agree here that there are some similarities between Game of Thrones Sansa Stark and X-Men: Apocalypse’s Jean Grey, which portrayer Sophie Turner comments about when playing both characters.

IGN spoke with the actress recently on her upcoming role as the young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. Currently, Sophie hasn’t read the script yet so she has no idea how Jean Grey will be portrayed on screen but she did offer some tidbits on her role in the film. “I think maybe one of the reasons that they chose me for [Jean] is because they saw the dark side of Sansa,” the actress said on landing the role.

Sophie also explained the similarities that she sees between Sansa and Jean and how that would help her when she starts filming for X-Men: Apocalypse this year.

I definitely see a lot of parallels in there. [Jean] struggles with her power… and not being accepted in the human world. I think in terms of [Game of Thrones], that’s kind of the way Sansa felt in that she really wanted to be a normal princess/queen and live a normal life – and she doesn’t, because of all this havoc happens. I think Jean, in a way, feels that.

Despite not knowing the direction that the movie will be going for Jean Grey, Sophie does hope to do a different take on the character, but also honoring Famke Jannsen’s original portrayal.

I think Famke played Jean incredibly well, but also, I’m playing a younger version of her. I want to emulate Famke in a sense, because she has to seem like the Jean in the first two movies, but I’m also going to put my own twist on her. I think I’m also going to take inspiration from the comics. I don’t know, we’ll see.

This should excite fans as the Game of Thrones star is eager to do some research on the character. “I’m really, really excited to play [Jean]. She’s an icon.”

Do you all think that Sophie Turner can pull off playing Jean Grey?

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