Each year ELLE crowns a charismatic roster of starlets to front its much talked about Women in Hollywood Issue. For this years edition the magazine reveals a diverse casting including Lupita Nyongo, Aja Naomi King, Felicity Jones, Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, Anna Kendricks, and Kathy Bates. The eight covers, photographed by Darren Mirren, features each actress in a dazzling assortment of brands including Calvin Klein, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, and Chanel.
With the upcoming release of “Inferno” and the buzz from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” getting ever louder, Felicity Jones is now on the front cover of The Hollywood Reporter. Thanks to Jess at Isla Fisher Web, scans from the magazine are now up in the gallery.
Felicity Jones is set to appear on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK’s November issue, and images from both covers and the accompanying shoot are now up in the gallery.
The press coverage for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has picked up ahead of the film’s December release, and thanks to Lindsey we now have scans from Entertainment Weekly (Aug 19), Total Film and SciFiNow.
EMPIRE – We’re heading back to a galaxy far, far away this Christmas, and Empire could hardly let a new Star Wars movie slip past without letting it grace our cover. So here it is: the first of our Rogue One covers, in all its rebellious glory.
The cover features the team of rebels tasked with stealing the Death Star plans from the Imperial Military. Pictured on our cover (from left to right): Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe; Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus; Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso; Diego Luna as Cassian Andor; and Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook. The big droid at the back is Alan Tudyk, on motion-capture duties as K-2SO.
But wait! The circle is not yet complete… This is just the first of our Rogue One covers to be revealed. A second, alternate cover will debut tomorrow (Friday 19th) at 5pm; the exclusive limited edition subscribers cover to be unveiled on Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for those.
Featuring unprecedented on-set access to director Gareth Edwards and his crew, the Rogue One issue of Empire goes on sale Thursday August 25, available in all good and Imperial-affiliated newsagents. Subscribers will be receiving theirs a few days earlier – one of many reasons why it’s worth subscribing to Empire. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, blasts into cinemas from December 16.
Felicity Jones is set to be on one of the four limited edition covers for Glamour UK’s annual Women Of The Year Issue, and we’ve got a brand new photoshoot to go along with it. Hopefully scans of the issue itself will pop online soon.
In the new, fact-based movie “True Story”, Jonah Hill plays Michael Finkel, a disgraced New York Times journalist who gets a second shot at the big time when he learns his identity was stolen by accused murderer Christian Longo (James Franco), who posed as Finkel while on the run from authorities. When Longo says he’ll explain himself only to the man he impersonated, Finkel soon becomes obsessed with investigating Longo’s case, and it falls to Finkel’s skeptical girlfriend Jill (Felicity Jones) to intercede and pull him back from the brink. For Jones, “True Story” is her first role since her Oscar-nominated breakthrough in “The Theory of Everything”, but there are even bigger parts to come: Jones recently signed on for the “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One” and will star opposite Tom Hanks in the Dan Brown adaptation “Inferno”. A few weeks ago, she called up Vulture to talk about how it’s all going.
The interesting thing about your character is that initially, she seems like just the love interest. As the film goes along, though, she asserts herself and becomes involved with the main story, and eventually, she’s got this one-on-one confrontation with James Franco’s character that is basically the moral crux of the entire movie. Is that something you sometimes have to fight for as an actress — that your character has more to do than just be the girlfriend?
Well, I always instinctively want to bring as much to the role as possible, and that scene is why I wanted to do the film, because I thought Jill was really fascinating. She’s a woman who thinks in very black-and-white terms, and is prepared to definitively declare that Christian is the personification of evil, and I thought there was something quite interesting about that approach. But yes, part of my job is to bring as much nuance to a character as possible.
How much input into that arc did you have?
There’s always discussion, and it was very, very collaborative. We talked a lot about making this character as strong as possible, and when you meet the real people — and I met Jill — you always learn so much more that you can bring back to the story. Even though she was very skeptical at first and suspicious of why her husband was becoming so obsessed with this man, she also became obsessed with him in some ways. There was a hope that Mike Finkel could rehabilitate himself through this story, and I think she felt like they both lost their heads about that a little bit and became intoxicated with this man. In some ways, it really is a three-way relationship near the end.