Who's Felicity Jones?

11 October 2012 / 4 years 2 weeks ago

Source: The New PaperMovie Still: Felicity Jones in Hysteria, also starring Hugh Dancy.Who's that girl?This beautiful brunette with pillowy lips and oversized hazel eyes hails from the UK.Where you've seen herIn last year's romantic comedy Chalet Girl, where she played a tomboy champion skateboarder who steals rich boy Ed Westwick's heart.Why herHer alabaster skin was one of the reasons she was recently appointed as the new face of Dolce & Gabbana make-up.But there's more than just a pretty face to this 28-year-old. The Oxford University graduate won rave reviews and awards for her performance in indie romance Like Crazy (2011).Her popularity is definitely soaring, considering that Jones is one of the top fan choices to portray Anastasia Steele, the female protagonist in the movie adaptation of E. L. James' steamy best-seller, Fifty Shades of Grey.What's newShe dons Victorian gowns in the period rom-com Hysteria, which is currently showing here, for her role as Emily, the prim and proper younger sister of Maggie Gyllenhaal's feminist firebrand character.Conventional, conservative and a bit dim, she strikes up a relationship with Hugh Dancy's Dr Mortimer Granville, the inventor of the vibrator, who sees her as a vision of perfect femininity.On why she signed on for Hysteria"It's stimulating! Also it's to take up the chance to play against type and the chance to work with Maggie Gyllenhaal."On why she took up acting"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."On why she has no plans to move to Hollywood"When you're a young actor, there's this pressure to rush. But I hope to be doing this into my 60s and 70s, so I'd prefer to take my time. 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."

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