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Felicity Jones promises Rogue One will be among the ‘top three’ Star Wars films

Actor Felicity Jones trained in kung fu for ‘many hours’ ahead of her role as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to make her character more “badass”. She also said that the upcoming spinoff will be among the top three Star Wars films ever.

hollywood Updated: Dec 03, 2016 17:41 IST
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Rogue One will arrive in theatres on December 16.

Actor Felicity Jones trained in kung fu for “many hours” ahead of her role as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to make her character more “badass”.

Jones shared the story on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: “I did a lot of Kung fu, I had a wonderful teacher called Master Yule, who was my kung fu teacher. I mean it was many hours of devotion and practice and doing it over and over again, and now I’m just wanting to make Jyn a bad-ass.”

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She then showcased her moves to the host as she re-enacted the scenes of her battling with the stormtroopers.

Meanwhile, the actor also agreed with co-star Ben Mendelsohn that the upcoming film will be among the “top three” Star Wars movies of all time, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Asked about Mendelsohn’s remarks, she said: “Yes, it is. It’s just a fantastic story and it was magical making it.

“The scale of it, I think, and being thrown around in a spaceship that’s on a really high gimbal and it’s rocking from side to side and then you and your cast mates are all hanging on to each other, and there’s a camera right up in front of your face, and you’re shouting to each other, ‘Come on, we got to get to hyperspace.’ It’s brilliant.”

But Jones remained tight-lipped about whether she will feature in similar action scenes in the future.

“We shall see, but I’m devoted to Jyn Erso and her quests. She’s pretty damn cool, I have to say,” she said.

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