This Rogue One Interview with Felicity Jones is part of my sponsored #RogueOneEvent press trip. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Rogue One Interview with Felicity Jones
While I was in San Francisco, exploring Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm HQ, I had the opportunity to interview a number of the actors that make up the amazing cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was truly an honor to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the movie from a variety of perspectives. The Rogue One interview with Felicity Jones was definitely an enjoyable!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follows a group of unlikely heroes in a time of conflict who band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, one of the central female characters in Rogue One. Jyn Erso has been on her own for most of her life and has fighting skills and galatic underworld knowledge that the Rebel Alliance needs and wants. She’s definitely a survivor type! Check out what she had to share about her experience being part of the movie!
Chatting with Felicity Jones aka Jyn Erso
One of my favorite things to find out from actors is how they see their characters and how they describe them. So it was great to ask Felicity Jones to describe her character. I see Jyn as being a role model for girls just as other female characters in the Star Wars franchises. So how did she decribe Jyn?
- Has a strong ideology
- Hates the Empire and everything they stand for because they destroyed her family
- Also has a humanity to her that helps her learn to be a leader
Felicity Jones wants the audience to care about and empathize with Jyn. Together with director Gareth Edwards, they worked to make Jyn into a character who could survive on her own but who also needed a team to achieve big things. It was a collaborative effort and Felicity was able to help bring her character to life.
Even with things like costumes, she was able to lend suggestions that were incorporated. When she tried on an early version of Jyn’s clothing, it just didn’t feel right. Through collaboration with the costume team, they were able to bring in some elements that had some Japanese influence, much like the styles in the original film. It helped bring a bit of zen to her character that Felicity Jones liked.
She mentioned that the entire cast had a real spirit of collaboration. There were no egos; everyone was just working together and there was a real sense of family both on and off the set.
When asked what she hoped young girls might take away from watching Rogue One, her answer was fairly simple and yet so powerful.
She wants us all to know that Jyn is just an ordinary girl who has had to make the best of it. It’s about resourcefulness and celebrating yourself.
Fun fact! Felicity Jones did some Judo as a child but had to practice a lot for the physical side of the film. She liked to do as much of the stuntwork as possible!
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