Logan's version of X-23 was played (superbly) by Dafne Keen, but the little girl clone of Wolverine almost had a more familiar face: Millie Bobby Brown, AKA Eleven from Stranger Things. In a video interview with Variety, the young actress talked about her audition for the role, calling it her best audition ever:
"The best audition for me was Wolverine. I went in for Logan," Brown said. "It meant so much to me. I was filming Stranger Things, and I was like, 'This is gonna be amazing, I'm gonna really prepare.' And I sat in my room reading the lines, and honestly, for me, I felt so… I felt [like] an actor. In the audition room, hitting Hugh Jackman, and James Mangold sitting right in front of me! I was like, 'Oh my goodness!'"
You can see the excitement and genuine enthusiasm in her face as she recounts the story, chuckling at the thought of punching Jackman - which also makes me wonder: just how many slugs to the arm did he take throughout all this?
I admit it's hard for me to imagine Brown as the ferocious X-23 after seeing her as the (admittedly powerful, but also loving and kinda sad) Eleven. Speaking of, judging by these promo images and trailer, Stranger Things season 2 is gonna be something to look forward to.