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.”
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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