Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner will take over the mutant superhero role for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse prequel, but Famke, who originally played the part in the first three X-Men movies, would love the opportunity to get back in action - although she fears Hollywood "sexism" means it's unlikely to ever happen.

The Dutch beauty, 51, suggests screenwriters should consider bringing her back as an older version of Jean Grey, and have her appear in scenes beside her 20-year-old counterpart - just like they have for Patrick Stewart and James MCAvoy's character Magneto and rival Professor X, played by both Ian MCKellen and Michael Fassbender.

"It's not the first time obviously that it's happened (characters have been recast)," she told Entertainment Weekly Radio. "In the X-Men series, they've been doing this for years.

"Although women... it's interesting because they're replaced and the older versions - or more mature, whatever the politically correct version of that is - are never to be seen again. Whereas the men are allowed to be both ages. (That's) sexism."

She added, "I think that I should be back along with my younger version and the way that we've seen it with Magneto and Professor X."