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Hannah   /   May 19, 2016   /   0 Comments

Hi! “other” mod Hannah here.

I may be in the unfortunate position of living on the other side of the world so I’ll probably never meet Sophie, but in some cases I’m lucky – Australia gets to see X-Men Apocalypse a week before the US! (Give me a moment to gloat… okay done).

I’m undeniably not close to the X-Men universe – I have seen all the films but I’ve always been a casual fan, and I’ve never seen an X-Men movie and come out of it thinking it was anything special. Apocalypse definitely changed that opinion. I can’t possibly preface this with “unbiased opinion” because… I literally co-run this Sophie site and, admittedly, I wouldn’t have been nearly as excited about it if she wasn’t in it. However, I can tell you that overall it is a genuinely good film, packed with emotional moments from several new and pre-loved characters, that stands up well against the oversaturation of superhero films around nowadays (and upon reflection, I think it is superior to Batman VS Superman).

Sophie Turner’s performance as Jean is amazing. Like she’s said before, her take is quite different from Famke Janssen’s – Famke’s older Jean is a lot more self assured and confident with her abilities, while Sophie’s Jean is a young girl struggling to control the growing powers within her. Sophie imbues the character with the kind of fragility and strength we know her to portray so well through Sansa Stark – and yet, she’s almost unrecognisable. She definitely shows her range in this film, nailing an American accent and showing this innate mental power that makes Jean such a unique mutant. You see why people might be afraid of her and the potential she possesses, while also feeling for how out of place in the world she feels because of it. She emits a calmness and kindness towards several key characters in the film, acting as a kind of intrinsic tether in the madness, but there’s a darker edge too. There have been rumours that X-Men might revisit the Dark Phoenix arc, and there’s no doubt in my mind Sophie would do incredible things with that material.

Overall, I appreciated the subtleties in Sophie’s portrayal but was blown away by the big moments she got, which she’s often not afforded on Game of Thrones. Jean was really given a lot of moments to shine in this film (I would even say that her arc was the strongest and most promising) and I do think audiences will warm to her immediately. I can imagine Sophie was pretty chuffed with some of her scene partners, and she held her own among some very experienced and prolific actors (one in particular is a nice surprise).

For the first time in my life I’m genuinely enthusiastic about X-Men and its future – all of the young actors shone (Tye Sheridan especially) and it will be wonderful to see how the universe progresses with these new faces. Loved it!

Tori   /   Mar 10, 2016   /   0 Comments

A couple of days ago, the latest poster for X-Men: Apocalypse dropped, featuring the main threat and his four powerful accomplices. Now it’s the turn of the people who will be trying to stop him. Take a look at the heroes of the movie below.

The story this time finds Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakening in 1983 to discover that the Earth isn’t what he intended it to be. So he does what any ancient, staggeringly powerful mutant would do: he sets about altering it in radical ways. But he doesn’t count on the X-Men, led by Charles Xavier (James McAvoy).

This third outing for the First Class gang finds them in different places, both physically and mentally. Charles is running his school for gifted youngsters. Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is off on her own mission, while Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has opted for the quiet life, at least before Apocalypse comes calling.

With Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and Tye Sheridan also part of the cast, X-Men: Apocalypse will be out in the UK on May 19 and in North America on Memorial Day.


Hannah   /   Jan 21, 2016   /   0 Comments

“My Jean is definitely struggling with her powers, and coming to terms with just how powerful she can be. It alienates her a bit, so she’s going through that along with all the hormones and the boys and the stuff that every teenager goes through. Being a mutant ain’t easy.”

Read more at Digital Spy

Tori   /   Jul 17, 2015   /   2 Comments

Sophie, alongside her other X-Men: Apocalypse castmates are all featured in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, and thanks to my friend Lu we now have the scans from the issue – as well as one scan of the Game of Thrones cast.

Hannah   /   Jul 13, 2015   /   0 Comments

Tori was lucky enough to go to SDCC this year and meet Sophie herself! Meanwhile myself and most of you can make do with these videos… Pictures will be available in the gallery soon 🙂

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X Men Apocalypse

Hannah   /   Mar 20, 2015   /   0 Comments

Sophie talks about growing up on the Game of Thrones set, Sansa’s future, as well as her upcoming role as Jean Grey in X Men Apocalypse.

Originally posted by ohsophieturner.tumblr.com, translated by killingmesoftlywiththesesongs.tumblr.com

You can read the entire article in English here. The original article (in German) is scanned and available in our gallery.

I: How much of Sansa Stark is in Sophie Turner?

S: I wish I would have adapted some of her traits. Sadly we’re not even a bit alike. I admire how strong she is. She has been through all this crap, and at the end she even becomes a better human. I never went through something like that and don’t know how this can affect you. She alway keeps the innocent expression. She knows, she doesn’t have the power to fight with a sword like her sister Arya. She keeps an innocent, equanimous expression, even when she’s raging on the inside and wants to murder everyone for what has happened to her family. Three years of captivity and she stays brave – that I admire.

I: There will be even less time for that in the future. You will star as Jean in X-Men. Again a fantasy heroine.

S: Yes, but it’s different fantasy from Sansa. Game of Thrones is mediaeval and X-Men is science fiction. But I already detected some similarities in the characters, their strength for example. But otherwise they’re very different. Sansa seems very innocent, Jean on the other hand gets to hit on it full time. And visual they’re so different. Sansa wears long, heavy dresses, Jean a bodysuit.

I: Jennifer Lawrence and Channing Tatum will star in this movie as well. How does it feel to catch up with A-list Hollywood?

S: First it means I’ll be put on a diet before production begins. I’ve got to get somehow into that bodysuit. That was the first thing they told me at the audition in LA: “We love you, but you have to lose ten kilos.”


Hannah   /   Mar 20, 2015   /   0 Comments

Sophie is playing a young Jean Grey in the upcoming XMen Apocalypse (2016)