Before Dafne Keen was officially cast in her breakout role of X-23 in Logan, Millie Bobby Brown also auditioned for the part. In a recent interview with Evan Rachel Wood, the 13-year-old Stranger Things star mentions that she tried out for the role and had loads of fun alongside Hugh Jackman.
In an alternate universe somewhere audiences might be watching a Logan film with Millie Bobby Brown as X-23. While we can only imagine how awesome that would be, Dafne Keen was definitely the perfect choice for the role. Even still, it would be great for Brown to be cast as one of the younger X-Men characters somewhere down the line. Perhaps she could even play a character alongside Keen. That would be awesome – two bad ass young female stars kicking ass and taking names.
“The best audition for me was Wolverine. I went for Logan, I went for the little girl [X-23] and I watched it. She [Dafne Keen] was incredible, but I went for it. It meant so much to me. I was filming Stranger Things and I was like, ‘It’s going to be amazing, I’m going to really prepare,’ and I sat in my room reading the lines. Honestly, for me, I felt so, I felt an actor, in the audition room, hitting Hugh Jackman, and James Mangold sitting right in front of me. I was like, ‘Oh my goodness!’ It was one of the best auditions.”
Dafne Keen’s audition tape for Logan recently found its way online. It’s clear to see why they picked her, but it’s interesting to wonder what a Logan film with Millie Bobby Brown would have been like.