Who Was The Better Jean Grey: Famke Janssen Or Sophie Turner?

Nobody would have anticipated that X-Men would become such a huge franchise. It has given us amazing movies and characters. The quality of the movies was such that most of them were box office hits. X-Men movies have given us enormous iconic characters. In this list, we’ll talk about Jean Grey. She’s a prominent character both in comics and the movies. Jean Grey is incredibly powerful with abilities like telepathy and telekinesis. She is an Omega Level Mutant who is considered among the most powerful of all who have the same set of abilities. In the X-Men franchise, we have two gorgeous women who have played the same character: Famke Janssen and Sophie Turner. Both of them were great, but only one can be the best or the OG. Right? By the end of this list, you’ll get the answer. Check it out!

Who Was A Better Dark Phoenix?

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey

Multiple times it was tried to bring The Dark Phoenix Saga on the big screen since it’s considered to be the greatest X-Men story. However, when it was brought to life it was met with critical reviews by both fans and critics. Nevertheless, keeping all this aside, for now, let’s focus on the character. We believe, Sophie Turner did a great job playing Dark Phoenix. And, nobody can match her performance! So, for this category, the vote goes to Sophie Turner.

Who Had A Better Relationship With Cyclops?

Famke Janssen had a deeper relationship with Cyclops
Famke Janssen had a deeper relationship with Cyclops

Cyclops is a prominent character in the comics and the movies. He is the founding member of the X-Men. So, the relationship between him and Jean Grey is crucial too. In our opinion, Famke Janssen’s version had a better and a deep connection with Cyclops as compared to Sophie Turner’s.

Who Was Able To Personify The Character Better?

Sophie Turner added personality to the character of Jean Grey
Sophie Turner added personality to the character of Jean Grey

Fans debate over this, but we believe, out of the two, Sophie Turner was able to add personality to the character. This might be because of the script or something, but in comparison, Sophie wins the round easily. With her acting and style, Sophie was able to solidify the character that made fans love her.

Who Appeared In More Movies As Jean Grey?

Famke Janssen appeared in more X-Men movies as compared to Sophie Turner
Famke Janssen appeared in more X-Men movies as compared to Sophie Turner

Yes, this is something to be considered while comparing. The makers cast the same actor over and over again if that actor is loved by the fans for the role he/she plays. And why do fans love the actor playing the same role multiple times? That’s because the actor has completely owned the character and is consumed into it. And they love seeing the same actor play the role. Famke Janssen has appeared in more X-Men movies as Jean Grey as compared to Sophie Turner. So, this makes her the winner of this round.

Who Was More Powerful In The Movies?

Sophie Turner displayed more power as Jean Grey on screen as compared to Famke Janssen
Sophie Turner displayed more power as Jean Grey on screen as compared to Famke Janssen

Well, theoretically, the character Jean Grey is incredibly powerful. However, when brought to life by both Famke and Sophie on the big screen, there was a slight difference in the display of powers. No doubt both versions of Jean Grey were powerful. But if we got to choose one, we’d choose Sophie Turner’s version. That’s because she was a powerhouse in the movies, especially in Dark Phoenix.

Who Had A Better Relationship With Professor X?

Famke had a better relationship with Professor X
Famke had a better relationship with Professor X

Professor X is the founder and leader of the X-Men. And, he has had a great relationship with Jean Grey. We believe, Famke was able to portray this bond in the real sense. Her version of the character had a stronger relationship with Professor X. This might be because of the times Famke has appeared as Jean Grey in the movies.

So, Who Do You Think Portrayed Jean Grey Better: Famke Janssen Or Sophie Turner?

The answer is clear: FAMKE JANSSEN

Famke Janssen's version of Jean Grey is the best
Famke Janssen’s version of Jean Grey is the best

Throughout her span in the X-Men, Famke’s version of the character has had the most character development. That’s because of the number of movies she has appeared in. Famke Janssen’s version of the character will always remain the original because she was the first one to play and has set the bar (high, really high!). Even though Sophie Turner’s version was more youthful and powerful, the overall portrayal of the character was best done by none other than Famke Janssen.

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