If Felicity Jones is having a moment, it’s the type that stretches the very definition of exactly how much time a “moment” consists of. She’s been having this moment for years now, ever since she won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance in 2011 for the indie gem, Like Crazy. It’s a moment that saw her earn her first Academy Award nomination in 2015, for The Theory of Everything. All that being said, 2016 may have been her best year yet, career-wise.
“Look, I have a smile permanently on my face,” the 33-year-old actress recently trilled to ET, pointing to her cheeks, which were in fact dimpled in happiness. “I’m just enjoying it. I love what I do, and it’s lovely to hopefully keep doing. I’m enjoying every minute. It’s a real ride.”
It likely doesn’t feel like a moment anymore, but the Birmingham-born actress is having quite a year: She co-starred alongside Tom Hanks in the third Da Vinci Code film, Inferno, and earned early Oscar buzz for playing a dying mother in the haunting festival darling, A Monster Calls. To cap it off, Jones saved that galaxy far, far away in Star Wars’ first stand-alone “Story,” Rogue One.
Director Ron Howard enlisted Jones for Inferno to play Sienna Brooks, a doctor who attempts to help our hero, Robert Langdon (Hanks), recover his memories as the two go on the run together. And run they did, through Venice and Florence and Budapest, with Jones wearing heels the whole time — to much less fanfare than, say, Bryce Dallas Howard got in Jurassic World.
“Running in heels takes a lot of skill. But it’s something that us women have to get used to,” Jones told ET at the film’s junket in Italy. Heels were a necessity, she explained, mimicking the confusion she would have caused had she worn flats: “Who’s that midget that’s running next to you, Tom?” Read More