Felt 'ner­vous' af­ter be­ing cast in 'Rogue One'

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 33-year-old ac­tress plays the role of rebel soldier Jyn Erso in the hotly-an­tic­i­pated new movie and has ad­mit­ted the re­quire­ments of the all-ac­tion part tem­pered her excitement at be­ing cast. Speak­ing at the launch event for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' at Lon­don's Tate Modern on Tues­day night, Felic­ity said: "I re­mem­ber woop­ing. [Di­rec­tor] Gareth Edwards called me on the tele­phone and said, 'We'd love you to play the part of Jyn Erso.' I sort of went, 'Oh, that's awe­some.' "At the same time, I was a lit­tle bit ner­vous be­cause I knew it meant I would have to start go­ing to the gym a lot and train­ing - and that I would never be out of sweat­pants for seven months. And that was true, that was how it was for the en­tirety of shooting." Felic­ity plays the cen­tral role in the ea­gerly awaited spin-off movie, and has re­vealed she took in­spi­ra­tion from the likes of Sigour­ney Weaver and Har­ri­son Ford - who ap­peared as Han Solo in the 'Star Wars' movies - for the part. She told HeyuGuys: "I'm al­ways look­ing con­stantly for in­spi­ra­tion. You know, you're a bit of a mag­pie and you're look­ing at dif­fer­ent peo­ple. "You know, there's Sigour­ney Weaver in 'Alien' - I re­mem­ber watch­ing that, think­ing that was a great ref­er­ence. "But also Har­ri­son Ford ... there were cer­tain se­quences I was look­ing at in 'Rogue One' and I thought, 'What would Har­ri­son Ford do in this mo­ment?' So I went back and watched his 'Star Wars' films but also other films he's done and I guess some­where be­tween those two peo­ple was where I was try­ing to find Jyn."

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