Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is bringing a different take on Jean Grey for X-Men: Apocalypse than her predecessor Famke Janssen. Turner has done some deep digging into Jean Grey, and she's got a handle on how to separate her performance from what's come before.
“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,” Turner told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
This also confirms that fans will see at least the beginning of Jean Grey and Cyclops's relationship in X-Men: Apocalypse, a relationship that is prominent in both the original X-Men films and the comics on which they are based.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27.