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Sophie Turner talks emulating Famke Janssen's Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse

01.26.2015

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Last week we learned Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, and during a conversation with Access Hollywood, the Game of Thrones actress shared her reaction to landing the role, and her thoughts on playing the mutant.

Sophie Turner says she screwed up an audition shortly after she found out she'll be playing Jean Grey.

Oh my god, so I was on my way to an audition. And I was like getting out of the car and walked in to the audition. And then my agent starts ringing and she was like 'Have you heard the news?' 'No, what news?' She was like 'Check your Twitter'. So then I checked it and… I was just getting like, 'Congratulations Jean Grey.' And then I just started crying and I messed up the whole audition because I was just like, 'I can't speak!'"

Turner goes on to say she isn't positive when filming will start for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, and she wants mirror Famke Janssen's portrayal of Jean Grey from the previous X-MEN flicks.

She was amazing. So, I'm really trying to emulate her, because she did such a great job and I just hope I do justice to this incredible character.

Sophie turner also says "It should be fun" playing Jean Grey opposite Tye Sheridan's Scott Summers/Cyclops.

Turner is a great actress who should do a fantastic job as Jean Grey. I know she's planning on emulating Famke Janssen's Jean Grey, but I hope she will also be able to do her own thing with the character. BossLogic has created a couple of pieces of fun fan art of how Turner might look as Jean Grey (including one of her as Dark Phoenix), which you can check out below.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is set to hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

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