Sophie Turner is set to fill some pretty big shoes. Taking over the role of Jean Grey from Famke Janssen, it will be the first time anyone but Janssen has played the role. With them recasting all of the main team from the original X-Men films, it makes perfect sense, since the only mutant that doesn’t really age is Wolverine, if they go back in time it’s a no brainer they have to cast younger versions of the existing mutants.Recently Turner spoke with EW, and discussed her role as a young Jean Grey and how she tackled the powerful mutant. Check out some of the interview below:
Here’s what Turner had to say about Kinberg’s version of Jean Grey and how she compares to Janssen’s previous take:
“The difference between this and Famke’s Jean Grey is she’s young and isolated and so insecure and very alienated – even from the other mutants – because she’s so powerful. So there’s a real vulnerability to her and it’s great to see how her and Scott [Tye Sheridan] find each other through that alienation. She’s a great role to play, she’s so much fun, and her arc in the movie is amazing.”
Turner had joked about wanting to play a Marvel hero years ago, telling EW in October of 2014 that, “I think it would be really cool to do like a Marvel project with superheroes, because that’s so far from what I’ve done so far. But I don’t have a particular role or particular person I would like to play. It’s not like the roles I’ve had aren’t dream roles, but I don’t have one I’m after. But a superhero would be fun.”
When she got the X-Men: Apocalypse role a few months later, she looked back on that moment, saying:
“I’m just going to start saying a lot more things that I’d like,” Turner joked. “ ‘I’d really like a few boxes of cookies!’”
You can see Turner in Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones when it returns Sunday, April 24th. Then catch her and the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse when it opens a month later on May 27th.