The Culture Club frontman says of the 'Game of Thrones' actress: 'When I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.'


The summer of Sophie Turner continues with her being singled out by Boy George to play him in an upcoming biopic being made by MGM.

The Culture Club singer appeared on Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa, and said that while “there’s been some really interesting suggestions” on who to play him, “one of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner.”

To those that told him “she can’t play you she’s a woman,” Boy George says “when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.”

Turner, who has been all over the news recently with the end of Game of Thrones, the release of Dark Phoenix, and her upcoming wedding to singer Joe Jonas, tweeted that she’s “SO down” to play the 80s pop star.

The as-yet-untitled Boy George biopic is being written and directed by Sacha Gervasi (My Dinner with Hervé), and comes off the success of music biopics Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman, which also explored iconic gay singers of the 1980s.

No release date has been announced yet.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Sophie Turner attends the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Dark Phoenix" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 04, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) Boy George performs on stage with Culture Club, New York, August 1983. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; Michael Putland/Getty Images

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