I have added a new photoshoot that Felicity Jones did for Los Angeles Times this month. Go to the gallery and enjoy!
— 2016 Photoshoots & Portraits > Photoshoot #014
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
Fresh off stealing the Death Star plans, Felicity Jones will find herself as host of the next Saturday Night Live.
Jones, who stars in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will emcee the first SNL episode of 2017, on Jan. 14 of next year.
Sturgill Simpson will act as the show’s musical guest.
This will mark Jones’ first time as host of Saturday Night Live. The actress, an Oscar nominee for The Theory of Everything, plays Jyn Erso in the new Star Wars film, the leader of a group of rebels who conspire to steal plans for the Death Star — an event that leads directly into 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. [Source]
Despite the media and fan excitement generated by the consecutive casting of a female lead in the two most recent “Star Wars” movies, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star Felicity Jones seems politely unsurprised.
“I’m asked a lot, ‘Oh, my God. It’s a female lead.’ I sort of feel like, if it was a giraffe leading it, then that would be a weird point of conversation,” Jones says. While the rest of Hollywood is still struggling to diversify their call sheets, Jones has already moved on to the next phase, where casting a woman in an action movie is old news.
“It would be very unusual to have a giraffe as the lead,” Jones repeats with such calm sincerity that it makes the listener unsure if it’s OK to make jokes about how a giraffe would fit into the Millennium Falcon.
In the midst of a whirlwind “Star Wars” press tour, Jones has stopped for a brisk tea at the Hotel Bel-Air, just a few hours before she, and the rest of the “Rogue One” cast, will climb out of a life-size X-Wing spacecraft on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” For someone who is mere moments from climbing out of a giant spaceship in heels on television, she’s collected, focused and unafraid to challenge the very premise of my questions.
Will the world ever stop being amazed when Hollywood builds a blockbuster action film around a female character? Jones leans forward, gently insisting, “We’re there now. We’re there now.”
The English actress’ warm earnestness is a refreshing turn from the canned answers that often tumble out from actors on the promotion trail. She’s cheery but real. Kind but candid. When asked what she took with her from the “Rogue One” shoot she offers, precisely, “my character’s [Jyn Erso’s] boots. I wore those boots even before shooting. I would wear them for weeks before to kind of get the feel of them. I felt very close to those boots.” Read More
I have added a few photos of Felicity Jones during filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.
— Graham Norton Show (December 15th, 2016)