When Felicity Jones read the outline for "Like Crazy," she knew right away she had to be part of it.
"It was something in just the first few lines," says Jones of the role that won her a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. "I understood this character and the type of relationship she was having."
Even if the story and the character were all there for Jones, one thing was not -- dialogue. The lines in "Like Crazy" were all improvised, based on the outline from helmer Drake Doremus.
"I love working with Drake because he's willing to go to those places in a relationship that make people uncomfortable but resonate with so much truth," says Jones.
The British-born thesp -- who last year tackled Shakespeare and turned heads as Miranda in Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" -- was clearly ready for this kind of creative challenge. Though she's just 28, the actress came to the part with more than 15 years of experience.
Jones will be seen in Doremus' next film, which co-stars Guy Pearce and also deals with relationship themes.
"And I think people like watching these kinds of movies," says Jones, "because we're all curious about each other's relationships in a way."http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118045880/