Saturday, 19 February 2011

Felicity Jones: British film's new it-girl?

Time Out has a long article on Felicity that covers Sundance, Like Crazy, Chalet Girl and The Tempest among other things. Here's a taste...

‘I think you’re supposed to get a sort of thing – an obelisk.’ Felicity Jones has yet to receive the gong she won last month at Sundance: the Special Jury Acting Prize for ‘Like Crazy’, a mostly improvised transatlantic indie romance. The 27 year old was the festival’s darling – breathlessly admired as the new Carey Mulligan (Sundance was an early adopter of Mulligan, premiering ‘An Education’ in 2009). Did she find all that festival it-girl stuff a bit mindless? Not a bit, says Jones: ‘I think you’ve just got to enjoy it while it lasts. Next year, it’ll be someone else.’ She had to be back in London to shoot a BBC film with David Hare so missed the ceremony and was in bed at home in Bethnal Green when the call came through at 3am to say she’d won. Is this her first acting prize? She is beaming. ‘Yeah, my first ever. Ever!’

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