Jean Grey will be getting a different side of her personality brought out in X-Men: Apocalypse, according to Sophie Turner. Turner will be portraying young Grey in the upcoming film.
Turner talked with Entertainment Weekly about her character and how she is different from Famke Janssen’s Dark Pheonix in previous films. “The difference between this and Famke’s Jean Grey is she’s very young and isolated and so insecure and very alienated – even from the other mutants – because she’s so powerful,” Turner said. “So there’s a real vulnerability to her and its great to see how she and Scott [Tye Sheridan] find each other through that alienation.”
Many of the young mutants in Apocalypse will be learning how to cope with and control their powers, Jean Grey included. Grey was a quintessential character in the first three X-Men films. She was one of the senior leaders at Professor X’s school and embodied the powers of the Phoenix Force. This made her one of the most powerful mutants. We briefly saw some snippets from Grey’s childhood in those films, but it will be interesting to see her as an “insecure” and “alienated” newbie. And Sophie Turner certainly seems like she’ll take on the part well.
Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse releases to theatres on May 27.