Singer Boy George says 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner could play him in upcoming biopic
Boy George has confirmed that there is a new biopic based on him already in the works and when asked who would play him, the UK singer gave a surprising answer
Singer Boy George has confirmed that there is a new biopic based on him already in the works. And on Monday, June 17, the musician dropped another bombshell when he revealed one of the best people to portray him in the upcoming film is 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner!
Speaking to Nova's Fitzy and Wippa, the UK singer lauded the project and the blonde starlet's possible involvement. "Yeah, it's going ahead. It's MGM. It's being written and directed by Sacha Gervasi who did [2018 film] 'My Dinner with Hervé' and is very cool," he explained.
The film is being made after the success of other biopics based on musicians' lives such as 'Rocketman' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which are films about Elton John and the late Freddie Mercury, respectively. George was then asked who would play him, to which the UK singer gave a surprising answer.
"There's been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner," he revealed. George was apparently more than happy with the idea. "[People will say] she can't play you she's a woman, you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her," he said, eliciting laughter from the hosts.
Even though it did sound a bit outlandish, the singer already has a connection to Sophie after having co-starred with her husband Joe Jonas on The Voice Australia. When asked if he was nervous about the biopic, George answered, "In our game, there is always stuff that is written about you that is so ridiculous. That you say, 'I don't mind it though, it makes me sound more interesting'."
He continued, "He sleeps upside down on the roof. He only lives on lentils, that kind of stuff. I think it just makes a great picture." The singer, who was born George O'Dowd, has seen his rise as something quite legendary.
The singer, in his early years, had a working-class upbringing in Woolwich. But he later reinvented himself as Boy George and embraced a gender-bending musical persona in London's 1970s and 1980s club scene. He went on to form Culture Club as a diverse band with drummer Jon Moss, bassist Mikey Craig, and guitarist-keyboardist Roy Hay.
His rocky friendship and romance with Jon became legendary for its squabbles and led to the band's first breakup in 1986. The Culture Club founder also famously fought a heroin addiction at the height of his fame, getting arrested for possession in 1986 and losing a friend to an overdose in his own home.