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Episode 4

Star Wars Actress Felicity Jones Will Always Love James Dean

In a revealing interview with W Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, 'A Monster Calls" actress Felicity Jones opens up about her character in 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' her first kiss, and more.

Released on 1/06/2017

Credit

Starring:

Felicity Jones

Transcript

00:03
So my brother and I, we didn't have a VHS player.
00:06
My family were quite sort of oldfashioned,
00:08
in the sense that, you know, we were sort of having to read,
00:10
and do things like that, but when you're kind
00:13
of six or seven, it's a little bit frustrating
00:16
so then we would go to my cousin's house and we'd
00:19
sit and watch all these delightful VHSs,
00:22
catching up on everything we'd missed out on.
00:24
Star Wars was very much part of our education,
00:27
and I remember just distinctly sitting really,
00:30
I don't know why I was sitting so close
00:32
to the television, and then crosslegged
00:34
and then looking up as the, you know, the wonderful
00:37
kind of opening crawl was sliding up the screen,
00:40
and being really quite moved and entertained by it.
00:45
It's wonderful, it makes it so exciting,
00:47
especially when you get a paper script and a file
00:51
with a zip and a lock,
00:53
[someone laughs offscreen]
00:54
and a key that is just the best way to receive a script,
00:58
and then told not to give that key to any other living
01:01
human being.
01:02
It's delightful because it's important to keep
01:05
a sense of wonder and anticipation.
01:08
You know, we know everything about everything.
01:10
I think ultimately audiences really appreciate
01:12
there being a little bit of suspense about the film
01:15
they're gonna see.
01:16
I can say it's called Rogue One, and it's coming
01:19
to a cinema near you, on December the 16th.
01:23
I play Jyn also.
01:25
I'm always completely sort of slightly breathless
01:28
about James Dean.
01:30
I mean, he obviously, did so few films.
01:32
I know, I mean, and three great ones.
01:35
I think the vulnerability and the sort of
01:38
not controlling the performance too much.
01:41
I think it's that thing like James Dean,
01:43
where they're a bit skinless.
01:45
Yeah, it's quite, quite precious.
01:47
I was completely obsessed with this boy
01:50
who was a skater, which I just thought
01:53
was the coolest thing ever, and he had glitter hair gel.
01:56
I went to girls school and he was at the boys school
01:59
and we'd be walking home after school and pass each other.
02:04
He was my first crush.
02:06
[Interviewer] And where did the kiss take place?
02:08
Outside his house.
02:10
It was pretty good.
02:10
[Interviewer laughs]
02:14
I was just obsessed with him.
02:16
He was sort of, yeah!
02:19
Yeah, he was just really into it.
02:21
[inhales]