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01/31/2015 03:39 pm ET Updated Jan 31, 2015

Rose Byrne Will Reprise Her Role As Moira MacTaggert In 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

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Rose Byrne will return as Moira MacTaggert in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse." In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer Simon Kinberg opened up about Byrne's role, which was first introduced as a love interest for Professor X in the 2011 installment "X-Men: First Class."

"She’s a significant character in the movie,” he said. “We ended 'First Class' with Charles having wiped portions of her memory of her experience with the X-Men. They are, essentially, strangers to her when she meets them ... It’s certainly a rich relationship [between Moira and Professor X] that we started to dig into in 'First Class,' and would like to mine more in this one."

News of Byrne's return comes just after the announcement that Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones," will take on the role of Jean Grey in the film. "X-Men: Apocalypse" director Bryan Singer tweeted the news on Jan. 22, also revealing that Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp will join as Cyclops and Storm, respectively.

For more, head over to Entertainment Weekly.

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