Felic­ity feels sets are sa­cred

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Felic­ity Jones gets eas­ily dis­tracted so she has de­vel­oped a “men­tal process’’ in order to get into char­ac­ter and fo­cus on her work so she can give the best performance pos­si­ble.

She said, “I can’t help but be fo­cused. I ad­mire those char­ac­ters that fly a bit too close to the sun. And I feel the set is a sa­cred place. When you walk on to it, I like to be in char­ac­ter as much as pos­si­ble. I get dis­tracted so eas­ily that I’ll start chat­ting be­fore a take, and then I’ll com­pletely lose my thread. So I have de­vel­oped a men­tal process where I like to be in that per­son’s headspace — quite quiet and fo­cused. You need that in order to take risks.’’

The ac­tress loves the in­clu­siv­ity of her job be­cause she spent so many years feel­ing like an “out­sider’’. She said, “I’m def­i­nitely in­ter­ested in the sto­ries that are put out there and hav­ing more say in them. I felt like a bit of an out­sider grow­ing up. I al­ways had a sense of not be­ing in the cool gang; not be­ing on the in­side. What I love about what I’m do­ing now, is that I’ve worked with peo­ple from all over the world. Hol­ly­wood is get­ting bet­ter as a place to har­ness tal­ent, and get­ting the right per­son for the right job.’’

When she isn’t work­ing, Felic­ity likes noth­ing more than re­lax­ing with a good book, no mat­ter where she is. She told Bri­tain’s Marie Claire mag­a­zine, “I love read­ing. It’s my favourite ac­tiv­ity in the world, and I al­ways have a book in my bag. At the mo­ment I’m en­joy­ing Swing Time by Zadie Smith. It’s ex­cel­lent.’’

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