Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner is 'SO down' for playing Boy George in biopic
Boy George revealed that the Game of Thrones actress is “one of the most interesting suggestions” to play him on the big screen even though it would likely “upset people”.
“It’s really strange but that’s been a suggestion,” the musician told Australian radio show Fizzy & Wippa. “I think that will upset because which I quite like.
“[People will say]: ‘Oh she can’t play you, she’s a woman! [But] when I was 17, I would have loved to be her! That was the ambition!”
Turner, best known for her role as Sansa Stark in the HBO drama, responded to the rumours on Twitter, sharing Boy George’s comments and adding “I’m SO down @BoyGeorge.”
One person not so enthusiastic about Turner’s potential role was Piers Morgan, who launched into an on-air rant about how that casting would need a “reality check” because of the sex scenes.
“Boy George, in his biopic, presumably at some stage has sex with people. How is he going to do that if he doesn't have the equipment?” Morgan said on Good Morning Britain.
“There are reality checks to Sophie Turner playing Boy George. She's a woman. How is she going to have sex? Does Wonder Woman get played by a man? No.
“When someone is a famous man like Boy George how can it be a women playing? Create your own character.”
He added that it was “insidious” that women wanted to play male characters, calling it “creepy” and urging Turner to “leave [it] alone and not take male popstars”.
A biopic of the Culture Club frontman was announced last month, following the recent success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.