Boy George: ‘I’d have loved to be Sophie Turner at 17’

Boy George would love to see Sophie Turner play him in the upcoming biopic of his life.
It was confirmed last month (May19) that a movie about the Culture Club frontman was in the works. And during an interview on Australian radio station Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa breakfast show on Monday (17Jun19), the 58-year-old speculated about who would take on the lead role in the project.
“Yeah, it’s going ahead. It’s MGM. It’s being written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, who did (2018 film) My Dinner with Herve. Who is very cool,” George shared, before reflecting on the speculation that Game of Thrones star Sophie could take on the part.
“There’s been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner,” he continued. “(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.”
The film is being made on the back of recent musical biopics Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody, about Elton John and the late Freddie Mercury respectively, both of which were box office smashes. And when asked if the idea of seeing his life played out on screen made him nervous, the musician insisted he’s just pleased there’s a demand for the movie.
“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 laughed. “He sleeps upside down on the roof. He only lives on lentils, that kind of stuff. I think it just makes a great picture.”