Felicity Jones covers the November 2016 issue of Harpers Bazaar UK, where she is promoting her upcoming film, Inferno.
On social media: “I would feel like I was working all the time.
On being in the new Star Wars film: “It’s like being in a circus or something; I really enjoyed pushing myself physically.”
On working on Inferno and shooting in the Uffizi: “We were shooting very early in the morning, and between set-ups, we’d wander off to look at art. It was quite special to have a private view of the Botticellis.”
On the importance of fully formed female characters: “Sienna is forthright, she’s not scared to voice her opinions and she’s definitely an intellectual match to Langdon. I was very keen when I met [Inferno‘s director] Ron Howard originally to make sure that she wasn’t just running after Langdon as a two-dimensional sidekick, that she was a fully-fledged character – and he was very determined that she was too. It’s such an exciting time getting to play these incredible women who are leading the stories. They have their own ideas and they take their own decisions.”
On ‘lazy, macho writing’ in scripts: “You read things like: ‘He grabs her by the arm and pulls her along’. But there’s an appetite for both men and women to be interesting, complicated characters. We don’t want to see stereotypes any more on screen. I become really passionate when I’m playing a part, and I do fight for that role and for the intricacy of that person. Film is very powerful so I do feel that there is a certain amount of responsibility to portray reality. I have had really strong female role models in my life.”
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