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Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Profession: Actress
Nationality: British

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I've never done a superhero movie. It's very nice to you as an actor in several worlds to go and to experiment.

I'm used to doing independent film where the style is a lot more casual. With improvising, you obviously find so much out on the day - and in a way, I feel more comfortable doing that.

I think there is an enormous appetite for great roles for women.

Emotional messiness is my reason for life. In acting, it's so important.

The key is working with great directors. A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person.

I'm very independent, creatively, always trying to push myself - and I think that comes from my mother.

My boy cousins used to sit my older brother and me down and take us through a film-studies course. It included 'Tremors', 'The Goonies', and, of course, 'Star Wars'. That was when it began: sitting cross-legged watching as the opening crawl goes up the screen.

I don't actually think there has ever been too much emphasis on what I am wearing.

It's nice to have some continuity you can come back to. I feel that in coming home, coming back to London.

When I was 11 years old, I was a member of 'Press Pack,' which was a thing that would come out in 'The Sunday Times' in England. You'd write articles and send them off and would get a badge saying 'Official Press.' I was really excited about my badge.

People keep saying how amazing it is having a female lead, and I just sort of feel, 'Well, of course!'

I love spending time researching a character and reading about them.

I am quite fortunate, because I can still be quite incognito. If you go out looking for attention, then you'll attract it, but if you're just getting on with your life, particularly in London where everyone is engrossed in what they're doing, you can keep a measure of anonymity.

When you're a young actor, there's this pressure to rush. But I hope to be doing this into my sixties and seventies, so I'd prefer to take my time.