Sophie Turner Shares the Very Feminist Reason She Signed On for 'Dark Phoenix'

Sophie Turner is starring in June's highly-anticipated Dark Phoenix movie. The actress says the film's strong women drew her to the project.

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Sophie Turner (opens in new tab) stars in this summer's highly-anticipated comic book adaptation Dark Phoenix (opens in new tab) In the movie, Sophie will play OG X-Men team member Jean Grey and her evil alter ego Dark Phoenix.

This weekend, Sophie stopped by WonderCon 2019 (opens in new tab) in Anaheim, California to promote the movie and she shared the very feminist thing that drew her to the Dark Phoenix script (opens in new tab)

"I think what I loved was the fact that, from a female standpoint, some of the most powerful characters in this movie are women," she told CinemaBlend (opens in new tab). "The lead of the movie is a female and she's not only the protagonist but also the antagonist. I loved the concept of that, so that really excited me."

Sophie (opens in new tab) has a point. In Dark Phoenix, the women are definitely at the forefront, including not just Jean Grey, but Mystique, Storm, and Smith, a mysterious character played by Jessica Chastain.

Watch the film's trailer for yourself below and, if you like what you see, check out Dark Phoenix when it hits theaters on June 7.

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