The cast for X-Men: Apocalypse just got bigger last week, with the additions of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Alexandra Shipp as Storm, alongside Oscar Isaac as the villainous Apocalypse. There is still very little we know about the story, except that it is set in the 1980s and will bring an end to the trilogy started by X-Men: First Class and last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Access Hollywood caught up with Sophie Turner, who revealed how she learned that she won the role as Jean Grey, although it seems to have cost her a different, unspecified gig.
"I was getting out of the car to walk in to the audition. And then my agent started ringing and she was like 'Have you heard the news?' 'No, what news?' Then she was like 'Check your Twitter'. So then I checked it and I was just getting like, 'Congratulations Jean Grey.' Then I just started crying and I messed up the whole audition because I was just like, 'I can't speak!'"
"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 doesn't know exactly when she'll start shooting, but we reported back in September that production will begin this April in Montreal. She also added that she's looking forward to shooting alongside Tye Sheridan as the new Cyclops.
"It should be fun."
In related news, Twitter user BossLogic has created fan artwork that depicts Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. Take a look at the artwork below, and stay tuned for more on X-Men: Apocalypse as we get closer and closer to production starting this spring.