Felicity Jones

(Felicity Rose Hadley Jones)

Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
  • Born: October 17, 1983
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Actress

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A lot of my time is spent watching films and reading scripts. And it can be all-consuming. And it's obviously something I'm fortunate that is both my work and my hobby. It's what I would naturally be doing anyway. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Acting has always existed alongside my normal life. It's been a case of learning on the job. I've worked in so many styles, with so many people, so I've picked bits up from everyone and everything. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
As a child, I always liked dressing up and getting into character, and actors are lucky in being able to retain that playfulness, though we do seem to find it hard to grow up.
But for everyone, I think, there is always a pressure to conform, and I guess as you get older you realize it's less interesting to do that. It starts with you, though, saying, 'I know what I like doing and that's what I'm going to do.'
Day to day, I always wear eyeliner on my top lid and mascara. I like to do my own makeup, it depends on the event.
Fashion choices are never arbitrary. Even if you say you don't care, that's a decision. There's something you're trying to say.
I always wear the shoes of the character a week before going on set; the idea of just putting on a new pair of shoes on the first day of filming is just horrific.
I don't have much time for shopping so I pick things up when I can. My favorite labels are APC, Isabel Marant and Agnes B because the clothes are cut small and have a simplicity to them. Time
I don't like when I look too cluttered.
I guess I'm a bit of a romantic. Romantic
I have a great plain blue shirt from APC, and a denim one from Dolce that I wear constantly. It's hard to find the perfect denim shirt, but this is it.
I think that when something happens when you're growing up, like a death or divorce, it does open the world slightly because things aren't as straightforward. Death
I think you're attracted to things that are different from yourself in a character because it's more interesting, and you get to play out a fantasy version of yourself.
I think, as an actor, you're always traveling. There's a sense of dislocation sometimes from home.
I use SPF every day, then apply foundation, mascara, eyeliner and blusher. I always take my make-up off at night and moisturize.
I would describe my look as 'ladylike rock chick.'
If it's something quite low-key then I'll often do my own makeup. But for something like a premiere, it's good to have a makeup artist because they know what they're doing.
I'm a masochist in some ways. I look for things that I think I can't do, then, for some bizarre reason, I really want to do them. Maybe one day I'll take the easy route.
I'm attracted to playing people who aren't necessarily straightforward.
I'm interested in all forms of performance, yet I think it's difficult to be as equally talented in all of them as they call for such different skills. At the moment, I still feel I'm learning and want as much experience and variety as possible. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I'm more of a freestyle dancer. I like to do my own thing.
I'm not a huge jewelry fan.
I'm not really massively into going out. I'm much more of a hibernator. It's nice to have people come to your house or go to someone's house, I think.
I'm very excited that I can get on a skateboard and skateboard down the street now. That was something I never thought I'd be able to do. I conquered my fears.
I'm very independent, creatively, always trying to push myself - and I think that comes from my mother.
It can be very intense being an actor; it can be quite a small world. Then you speak to your friend who is a scientist and they have a completely different perspective.
It was only after university that I said to myself that I had to take the risk and have a serious go at acting. It's such a bizarre profession, because you have to be totally tough to deal with all those times when you're being turned down, and then really soft in order to access your character's emotions.
It's nice to have some continuity you can come back to. I feel that in coming home, coming back to London.
I've never done a superhero movie. It's very nice to you as an actor in several worlds to go and to experiment.
My most treasured item is the brown leather bag that my mum bought me from a little Italian shop for my 21st. It's supposed to be a vanity bag, but I use it as a handbag.
My mother worked in advertising and my father was a journalist. But they split up when I was three and I grew up in a single-parent family. My mum brought my brother and I up. Families, Children & Parenting
Of everything I have done, 'The Archers' always gets the most excitement; there's a sort of uncontrollable joy from fans of the program.
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.
The more you work, the more people can see that you're something different from what's come before. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There's so much of a desire in the entertainment industry for newness, a desire to build somebody up and then treat them as old news within six months. I think you'd be naive if you didn't try to hold on to your own way of doing things.
There's such a sense of theatre in getting glammed up; it's like putting on a play or short film.
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. Time ;Hope
You have to be brave and not always play likeable people. It's difficult, because there's a demand for the hero or heroine to be very likeable.
You just have to take these opportunities when they come along. They're not that frequent; you'll get a really good script, oh, maybe once a year if you're lucky.