Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones talk about their new film Collide
In the high-speed car-chase thriller Collide, Nicholas Hoult plays a guy who goes to extreme lengths to pay for emergency medical treatment for his girlfriend, played by Felicity Jones. "I would describe it as thrilling and exciting," Hoult says. "It's an action-packed rush!"
The 27-year-old has been acting since he was a young boy, and enjoys drawing on his experiences. "I've managed to work with a lot of people I look up to," he says. "I remember while shooting the last X-Men watching James McAvoy do a couple of scenes, I was thinking 'Damn, this guy is so good,' and then being like, 'Oh sh*t! Nick, don't forget that you're in it too!'"
Continue reading: Nicholas Hoult And Felicity Jones Worked With Their Idols On Collide
A wonderful year for female movie icons.
This year has been a really strong year for the development of female film roles in Hollywood. We are quickly moving away from gender stereotypes and incorporating qualities of real life everyday women, as well as real life once-in-while-women whose impact on human history are becoming more and more prevalent.
Here are our favourite female film characters from 2016:
1. Wonder Woman ('Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice')
The 33 year old star also talked about her hopes for the movie, and what she felt that women and girls would take from her lead character Jyn.
Having slayed the box offices on both sides of the Atlantic in the new Star Wars spin-off Rogue One, Felicity Jones opened up about the intense training regime she undertook in order to play the movie’s lead character, Jyn.
“After I got the call from Gareth [Jones, director] I was obviously ecstatic, but then I thought, ‘I’ve got to get to the gym REALLY quickly, I’ve got to get in shape for this film!’”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened in the U.K. on December 15th, and is intended a spin-off from the Star Wars canon, and Jones’ character leads a mission to steal the blueprints from the Empire’s new weapon the Death Star, meaning this is probably set immediately before the events of the first ever Star Wars film A New Hope.
She admits it was a physically exhausting ride.
After being Oscar-nominated for her role in 2014's The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones takes a surprise trip into space for the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. But she thinks her character Jyn Erso is just as complex as anyone she's played.
Felicity Jones stars in Rogue One
"Jyn was a bit of a child delinquent," she laughs. "She has grown up without her parents. She's had to survive on her own a lot of the time. But she's also very perceptive. She kind of has an animal awareness, and acts on her feelings."
Continue reading: Felicity Jones Was Inspired By Princess Leia For Rogue One
With the tagline "A Star Wars Story", this first spin-off from the saga isn't actually a stand-alone movie. It requires some understanding of the context as it chronicles events that lead directly into 1977's Episode IV: A New Hope. It's also a seriously rousing action film with a riveting cast of characters and a surprising willingness to embrace even the darkest elements of storytelling. In other words, it might be the first Star Wars movie made specifically for grown-ups.
It opens as the Empire is systematically crushing the rebellion, leaving them wondering if there's any point to continuing the fight. Rumours are swirling that the Empire is building a massive Death Star, and rebel Jyn (Felicity Jones) discovers that it was designed by her long-lost father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen), who sends her a message saying that he left a flaw in the system specifically for the rebels to exploit. So she joins a team to contact him, led by Cassian (Diego Luna), who doubts that Galen is on their side. They're accompanied by pilot Bodhi (Riz Ahmed) and the sarcastic robot K-2SO (Alan Tudyk), plus the blind wannabe Jedi Chirrut (Donnie Yen) and his battling sidekick Baze (Jiang Wen). And as their mission goes rogue, they come up against the slimy Imperial Director Orson (Ben Mendelson) and the vicious Darth Vader (again voiced by James Earl Jones).
Director Gareth Edwards (Monster) packs the movie with visual references to A New Hope, cleverly matching the design work by avoiding fakey digital effects in lieu of more practical, battle-scared models and lively settings on a series of new planets and a familiar one. This gives the film an electric atmosphere that's edgy and unpredictable even though we all know exactly how this mission has to end. At the beginning, the plot feels a bit splintered, but the strands come together with power, building a gnawing sense of momentum and some real gravitas along the way.
Continue reading: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review
It's almost here! Here's what to expect.
We are less than two weeks away from the release of the stand-alone 'Star Wars' movie 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and now Disney have unveiled some exciting clips exploring the intense stress that the Rebel Alliance are under, and introducing a key new character or two.
K-2SO doesn't trust Jyn
'Rogue One' follows the adventures of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) as she joins the Rebel Alliance to help bring down the Galactic Empire's plans to launch an apocalyptic new superweapon known as the Death Star. Jyn teams up with Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) for the mission, who appears to be highly suspicious of... well, everything. But especially of her, as is shown in one of the new clips where he panics at the sight of her weapon.
The English star said that female actors should be paid the same as their male counterparts - "that's what every single woman around the world wants".
Hollywood star Felicity Jones has weighed into the debate around the gender inequality in the movie industry, saying that it should be an expectation that female stars get paid as much as their male counterparts.
Speaking to the January 2017 edition of Glamour magazine, the 33 year old English actress, who stars in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One, said: “I want to be paid fairly for the work that I'm doing.”
“That's what every single woman around the world wants,” she continued. “We want to be paid on parity with a man in a similar position. And I think it's important to talk about it.”
Continue reading: Felicity Jones Speaks Out On Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood
Prepare to join the Rebels in an interstellar adventure.
The final trailer for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' has arrived! We see Felicity Jones meet her new friends in the new clip, and discover that Mads Mikkelsen is a part of a very dark plot indeed. The film is due to arrive before Christmas.
Felicity Jones plays Jyn in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The trailer opens on a dream sequence of a young Jyn watching her father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) face off against an Imperial Officer and some black-clad stormtroopers. In the present, the older Jyn (Felicity Jones) is imprisoned by the Empire, but is soon rescued by Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) of the Rebellion. His crew of Rebels adopt Jyn into their circle and quiz her about her father who she has not seen in years.
Continue reading: The Final Trailer For 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Has Landed
The actor, who died in 1994, will be brought back from the dead to play Grand Moff Tarkin in the upcoming spin-off.
The late Peter Cushing is reportedly set to appear in the upcoming spin-off Star Wars Rogue One, thanks to the magic of CGI. According to the Mail on Sunday, Cushing will rise from the dead onscreen to play the iconic villain Grand Moff Tarkin in the upcoming movie, which is set between the events of Episode III and Episode IV.
Felicity Jones stars in Star Wars: Rogue One.
“This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever,” a source told the newspaper. “Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there’s a whole back story that will come out.”
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: Rogue' One To Resurrect Peter Cushing Via CGI
The cast and crew of upcoming drama 'True Story', including Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones and director Rupert Goold, take us through the plot of the film in a new featurette. They discuss the unlikely relationship between a disgraced journalist and a convicted killer, and what it's like to take on such a sensitive story.
Continue: True Story - Featurette
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