Game of Thrones might have ended, but the stars of the show aren’t leaving our hearts, and our screens, anytime soon. For starters, we will be seeing Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, take the centre stage as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. With the movie set to release soon, Sophie recently compared Jean Grey to Sansa Stark. Read on!
The interview comes from HBO and appears to be a part of a cross-promotion of Game of Thrones and Dark Phoenix. It’s a video bit with Sophie Turner discussing the two franchises and lining up her two characters. Watch it below:
“I’m always drawn to strong, independent women and Sansa and Jean are both that. They eventually use all of these terrible things that happened to them and they become incredibly strong women.”
She went on to compare them a bit more:
“Jean has had Charles Xavier as her mentor figure and teacher, and in this movie, there is no trust left. And Sansa on the other hand, [when] she’s in Winterfell, Jon and Dany are there and she doesn’t want to take orders from them,” Turner added. “She’s not happy about it, she wants to kind of run her own shit too but she is far more self-assured and powerful than Jean is.”
She also added:
“If the world’s were to collide, I think Jean would probably be a Targaryen. She’s the Phoenix. She rises from the ashes just like Daenerys does at the end of season one. It’s all about fire, baby!”
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will hit the theatres on June 7th. Excited? Talk to us in the comments, down below!