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“X-Men: Apocalypse’s” Turner Analyzes “Alienated,” “Powerful” Jean Grey

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“X-Men: Apocalypse’s” Turner Analyzes “Alienated,” “Powerful” Jean Grey

As it’s set in the 1980s following the timeline-resetting “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: Apocalypse” features a number of familiar X-faces played by new, younger actors. Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) will all get a fresh start in the film. “Game of Thrones” actor Sophie Turner discussed her take on Jean Grey with “Entertainment Weekly”, specifying exactly how her teen Jean will differ from the version played by Famke Janssen in previous X-Men films.

“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,” said Tuner. “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.”

Director Bryan Singer has spoken about the Jean/Scott romance before, revealing last month that their love story will be one of three in the film.

“We rekindle romances, there’s three romances we start together,” said Singer in January. “One that I didn’t really explore in ‘Days of Future Past’ but I did when I wrote the story for ‘First Class’ between Hank [McCoy] and Raven [Darkholme]. We’ve got Jean [Grey] and Scott [Summers]. Suddenly Xavier and Moira [MacTaggert] start getting reconnected, so that’s all starting to happen.”

Directed by Bryan Singer, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and more, “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens on May 27, 2016.

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