Felicity Jones learned kung fu for her ‘Star Wars’ role

Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Felicity Jones trained in kung fu for “many hours” ahead of her role as Jyn Erso in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to make her character more “badass”.

Jones shared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: “I did a lot of Kung fu, I had a wonderful teacher called Master Yule, who was my kung fu teacher. I mean it was many hours of devotion and practice and doing it over and over again, and now I’m just wanting to make Jyn a bad-ass.”

She then showcased her moves to the host as she re-enacted the scenes of her battling with the stormtroopers.

Meanwhile, the actress has also agreed with co-star Ben Mendelsohn’s said that the upcoming film will be among the “top three” “Star Wars” movies of all time, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Asked about Mendelsohn’s remarks, she said: “Yes, it is. It’s just a fantastic story and it was magical making it.

“The scale of it, I think, and being thrown around in a spaceship that’s on a really high gimbal and it’s rocking from side to side and then you and your cast mates are all hanging on to each other, and there’s a camera right up in front of your face, and you’re shouting to each other, ‘Come on, we got to get to hyperspace.’ It’s brilliant.”

But Jones remained tight-lipped about whether she will feature in similar action scenes in the future.

“We shall see, but I’m devoted to Jyn Erso and her quests. She’s pretty damn cool, I have to say,” she said.

–IANS

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