Tuesday, 27 September 2011
The award winners will be present to collect a statuette at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2011.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Many young actresses take their work too seriously, but not Felicity Jones. A recent starring role in the 18th-century tragedy Luise Miller on London's West End required the 27-year-old Brit to die a terrible death each night, but in one performance she opted to keel over with a big smile on her face. "A cast member dared me to," she explains. "Everyone thinks we're solemn, but there were a lot of jokes going on."
That sense of spontaneity proved useful to Jones, who has been acting since she was 11, in her American big break, Like Crazy, a largely improvised tale of college sweethearts struggling to maintain a transatlantic relationship. "The first few days of shooting were incredibly frightening," she says of the Sundance hit, in theaters this month. "There's no script. But after a few takes, you find the right words."
Director Drake Doremus was so impressed by Jones that he cast her in his next film, a drama about a coquette who tempts her teacher (Guy Pearce). But up first is the comedy Hysteria. "It's about the invention of the vibrator," Jones says with a laugh. "There's a scene in which my character decides to give the machine a go. Doing that in front of the entire crew was . . . interesting." Talk about an actress with buzz.
Felicity Jones: The Breakout Star of Like Crazy
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British actress Felicity Jones has emerged as one of this year's breakouts, thanks to her heartbreaking performance in the Sundance winner Like Crazy. And she's still adjusting to doing nonstop interviews in Toronto to promote her long-distance romance, which opens in October.Interesting to note that she has completed yet another movie!
"It is quite intimidating. I think the best thing is to enjoy the ride while it's happening," says Jones on Tuesday during a chat the Fairmont Royal York hotel.
She flew in to Toronto four hours after wrapping her as-yet untitled film, also directed by Crazy's Drake Doremus. And sure, she's a little knackered, but it's all good.
"It's not very often when you make something and you love making it and the product is something you can be really proud of. I'm really pleased to be talking about this film," she says. "I understood what it felt like to be different people in different places."