Quotes by Felicity Jones

I actually love doing comedy!
- Felicity Jones
I'm not a huge jewelry fan.
- Felicity Jones
I guess I'm a bit of a romantic.
- Felicity Jones
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I feel like I personally have been lucky.
- Felicity Jones
I don't like when I look too cluttered.
- Felicity Jones
I think human nature is eternal and constant.
- Felicity Jones
I learnt circus skills in drama group, so I can juggle.
- Felicity Jones
I love being able to change from big films to small films.
- Felicity Jones
I would describe my look as 'ladylike rock chick.'
- Felicity Jones
I'm more of a freestyle dancer. I like to do my own thing.
- Felicity Jones
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I think there is an enormous appetite for great roles for women.
- Felicity Jones
I think the writing skills of actors are sometimes underestimated.
- Felicity Jones
'Great Expectations' has become one of my favorite books.
- Felicity Jones
I love spending time researching a character and reading about them.
- Felicity Jones
Emotional messiness is my reason for life. In acting, it's so important.
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I'm attracted to playing people who aren't necessarily straightforward.
- Felicity Jones
I have such an eclectic taste. I like listening to classical music and pop music.
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I was thinking 'Love Story', obviously, was a romantic film of that time.
- Felicity Jones
I don't actually think there has ever been too much emphasis on what I am wearing.
- Felicity Jones
I'm happiest when I'm discussing a script and working with interesting people.
- Felicity Jones
I hardly ever watch the news... I love reading newspapers, but I know they're dying out.
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I'm a horrible perfectionist and very highly strung. That's why I do yoga: to unwind.
- Felicity Jones
I think actors always find the dialogue doesn't quite fit, so you always have to play with it.
- Felicity Jones
I always love listening to Bob Dylan. 'Blood on the Tracks' is one of my favorite albums.
- Felicity Jones
I am definitely romantic, and I love romantic stories - that's why I keep making romantic movies.
- Felicity Jones
There's such a sense of theatre in getting glammed up; it's like putting on a play or short film.
- Felicity Jones
I think, as an actor, you're always traveling. There's a sense of dislocation sometimes from home.
- Felicity Jones
I'm very independent, creatively, always trying to push myself - and I think that comes from my mother.
- Felicity Jones
The more you work, the more people can see that you're something different from what's come before.
- Felicity Jones
Without sounding too pretentious, I feel my job is almost like becoming a monk or a nun - it's a calling.
- Felicity Jones
It's nice to have some continuity you can come back to. I feel that in coming home, coming back to London.
- Felicity Jones
It is disheartening when you read an interview with an actress, and it starts by describing what she is wearing.
- Felicity Jones
People keep saying how amazing it is having a female lead, and I just sort of feel, 'Well, of course!'
- Felicity Jones
Day to day, I always wear eyeliner on my top lid and mascara. I like to do my own makeup, it depends on the event.
- Felicity Jones
My bag always weighs a ton. I carry my whole bathroom with me. You never know what's going to happen in a day!
- Felicity Jones
I make all my decisions by listening to my instinct and then keeping my fingers crossed it will lead to a good place.
- Felicity Jones
If you're in a film that you're proud of and you care about, then you're always happy to talk about it.
- Felicity Jones
I've never done a superhero movie. It's very nice to you as an actor in several worlds to go and to experiment.
- Felicity Jones
When I come home, I am literally the most popular person with my friends' parents for doing 'The Archers.'
- Felicity Jones
I usually have two or three books on the go at the same time. If I'm in different moods, I want to read different things.
- Felicity Jones
I've always been a feminist, and what I love in my work is being able to explore a full-sided woman and not patronize her.
- Felicity Jones
I use SPF every day, then apply foundation, mascara, eyeliner and blusher. I always take my make-up off at night and moisturize.
- Felicity Jones
I love the Spider-Man story. I watched the cartoon on TV when I was a kid, and my brother wore his Spider-Man pyjamas everywhere.
- Felicity Jones
You have to have a bag of Yorkshire Tea bags. It is the best tea that England has to offer, and that comes with me everywhere I go.
- Felicity Jones
I did think that acting would be much more like being a pop star. Now I'm here, I can't think of anything more different.
- Felicity Jones
I think it's absolutely about time that we have as many female leads as male. It's a very exciting time to be an actress.
- Felicity Jones
I think there is an enormous appetite for great roles for women. You can see that clearly with things like 'The Hunger Games.'
- Felicity Jones
I was a very rotund child with short hair, and for some reason, I always had black ballet shoes. I was like the Wednesday Addams of ballet.
- Felicity Jones
Often the last thing I want to do is stand up in front of 50 cameras on the red carpet. I'd rather have a cup of hot milk and an early night.
- Felicity Jones
Fashion choices are never arbitrary. Even if you say you don't care, that's a decision. There's something you're trying to say.
- Felicity Jones
I actually always had short hair as a kid, and it's really liberating. I recommend it. It's just very easy. I don't have to brush it.
- Felicity Jones
When you're a skateboarder or a snowboarder, it affects the way you talk, the way you move, the way you interact with the world and other people.
- Felicity Jones
Of everything I have done, 'The Archers' always gets the most excitement; there's a sort of uncontrollable joy from fans of the program.
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I don't think my parents would have let me go straight into acting full time when I was 12. I do like to have balance, naturally, as an individual.
- Felicity Jones
If the part isn't always there on the page, I've had good relationships with writers where there's an openness to bring more to the role.
- Felicity Jones
You have to be brave and not always play likeable people. It's difficult, because there's a demand for the hero or heroine to be very likeable.
- Felicity Jones
In a way, 'Like Crazy' keys into our generation, this idea of now we can still be in communication. Where do the boundaries of relationships end?
- Felicity Jones
I have a great plain blue shirt from APC, and a denim one from Dolce that I wear constantly. It's hard to find the perfect denim shirt, but this is it.
- Felicity Jones
I always take off my makeup. My mother always told me to do this, and I never go to bed without doing it. I use a good moisturizer and Mario Badescu face wash.
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When you're a young actor, there's this pressure to rush. But I hope to be doing this into my sixties and seventies, so I'd prefer to take my time.
- Felicity Jones
I always wear the shoes of the character a week before going on set; the idea of just putting on a new pair of shoes on the first day of filming is just horrific.
- Felicity Jones
I love moments in film where there's no dialogue, and somebody communicates something with a look that kills you. That's why I love going to the cinema.
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I'd studied English literature at university, but I was also far more enamored with Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and James Joyce. That was my passion.
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It can be very intense being an actor; it can be quite a small world. Then you speak to your friend who is a scientist and they have a completely different perspective.
- Felicity Jones
I think that when something happens when you're growing up, like a death or divorce, it does open the world slightly because things aren't as straightforward.
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London is my home. I miss my family so much; it's hard being away. And I miss salt and vinegar crisps. And Marmite. And good fudge. Oh my God. Clotted cream fudge.
- Felicity Jones
I'm very excited that I can get on a skateboard and skateboard down the street now. That was something I never thought I'd be able to do. I conquered my fears.
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I like to jump into different worlds. I'm attracted to the emotional rollercoaster of acting. Now I've been doing it for so many years, I must rather enjoy it.
- Felicity Jones
I'm obsessed with subtexts. I love that we often don't say what we feel. That gap between the two. I like it when actors reveal a lot without having to say it.
- Felicity Jones
I'm not really massively into going out. I'm much more of a hibernator. It's nice to have people come to your house or go to someone's house, I think.
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It's funny how seeing a love story never gets boring, because it's the dream, isn't it? It's the dream to have a true connection with another human being.
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My most treasured item is the brown leather bag that my mum bought me from a little Italian shop for my 21st. It's supposed to be a vanity bag, but I use it as a handbag.
- Felicity Jones
As a child, I always liked dressing up and getting into character, and actors are lucky in being able to retain that playfulness, though we do seem to find it hard to grow up.
- Felicity Jones
My mother worked in advertising and my father was a journalist. But they split up when I was three and I grew up in a single-parent family. My mum brought my brother and I up.
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The key is working with great directors. A film is so many different people and all their talents, but particularly the directors, because of the idiosyncrasies of that person.
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You just have to take these opportunities when they come along. They're not that frequent; you'll get a really good script, oh, maybe once a year if you're lucky.
- Felicity Jones
I think you're attracted to things that are different from yourself in a character because it's more interesting, and you get to play out a fantasy version of yourself.
- Felicity Jones
I want to be paid fairly for the work that I'm doing. That's what every single woman around the world wants. We want to be paid on parity with a man in a similar position.
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I always think Michelle Williams is excellent in her work. And I do love Sofia Coppola. She always creates something so atmospheric. I love Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Andrea Arnold.
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I'd love to do more comedy. It'd just be nice to go into work and not be crying every day. Some broad slapstick would be great. Falling over banana skins would be wonderful.
- Felicity Jones
In everyday life, I like APC, Isabel Marant, but I also like Zara. It depends how I'm feeling on the day. I like clothes that have a certain strength to them - simple but graphic.
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Actors and directors work on things together. That's how I like to work, anyway. I don't want to be told what to do. I want to share it with someone and work it out together.
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I'm a masochist in some ways. I look for things that I think I can't do, then, for some bizarre reason, I really want to do them. Maybe one day I'll take the easy route.
- Felicity Jones
It's nice to film in somewhere that you actually love being. Usually, you're in a studio for months on end, and you never see any daylight, so you really make the most of it.
- Felicity Jones
I'm used to doing independent film where the style is a lot more casual. With improvising, you obviously find so much out on the day - and in a way, I feel more comfortable doing that.
- Felicity Jones
Nothing beats an 'Archers' fan for their levels of devotion. I think it's because it's radio, and you obviously conjure up an image of the character that is so powerful.
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I don't have much time for shopping so I pick things up when I can. My favorite labels are APC, Isabel Marant and Agnes B because the clothes are cut small and have a simplicity to them.
- Felicity Jones
If it's something quite low-key then I'll often do my own makeup. But for something like a premiere, it's good to have a makeup artist because they know what they're doing.
- Felicity Jones
I love French films, and I copy things I see in them. I read magazines and also look at Tumblr. I love nails, so I literally just search the word 'nails' on Tumblr and start looking.
- Felicity Jones
Any creative process comes with a level of self-analysis and self-criticism. There's a lot of waking up in the middle of the night going, 'Oh, I wish I had done that differently.'
- Felicity Jones
The actresses I've known support each other very much. If you have a level of confidence in what you're doing, then you don't feel threatened. We all have different things to offer.
- Felicity Jones
I think we're very lucky that there is a tradition of British actors working in America and being respected in America, and I've always liked Kate Winslet and her work and respected her.
- Felicity Jones
I love going swimming. I spent a lot of time in North London in summer going to Hampstead Heath and swimming in the ponds there. It's so beautiful; we're so lucky to have that in London.
- Felicity Jones
I would be writing an essay that was due in the next day until about 1 A.M., and then I would be up at 6 A.M. and on a train to Birmingham to record 'The Archers'. It was pretty intense.
- Felicity Jones
I just always want to play people. I don't want it to be necessarily that you relate to the character as female or male, but that you relate to them as a person. That's the driving force.
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The luxury of radio is that you don't spend hours in make-up, and you can wear whatever you want. It's bizarre. You'll be saying lines, with various people around making sound effect noises.
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I always had a very strong sense of independence. I really liked being able to buy my Alanis Morissette 'Jagged Little Pill' album. I wore that as a badge of honor. I love not having to rely on anyone.
- Felicity Jones
Acting has always existed alongside my normal life. It's been a case of learning on the job. I've worked in so many styles, with so many people, so I've picked bits up from everyone and everything.
- Felicity Jones
A lot of my time is spent watching films and reading scripts. And it can be all-consuming. And it's obviously something I'm fortunate that is both my work and my hobby. It's what I would naturally be doing anyway.
- Felicity Jones
A fashion show is like a 10-minute play, but there's all this anticipation; Everyone arriving, finding their seats, then there's 10 minutes of people walking past and clothes and music, then the whole thing is finished.
- Felicity Jones
With every film that you do, you're always so nervous. You feel exposed because you know people will see this eventually. You sort of have to put all that out of your head. What will be will be. But it's nerve wracking.
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I think that my parents' divorce gave me a very strong sense of self-reliance and independence. I realised that I needed to make sure I could support myself because you don't know what's going to happen in the future.
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Interviewing someone is very similar to preparing a character, isn't it? You're just asking questions: 'Who is this person? Why did they make that choice? Why are they doing that?' You're being Sherlock Holmes.
- Felicity Jones
I love 'Annie Hall'; I will always come back to that film again and again. Diane Keaton has been such an inspiration to me. She always brings humour, but complexity, and I love watching her on screen. She's got real charisma.
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It always starts with a script. I like to have plenty of time to read something, and I always like to read a paper copy. I hate reading it on email. I sit down with a script, and want to see how it hits me. It's an instinctive process.
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My mother was in the kind of late-'60s, early-'70s origins of female emancipation. And she was very much like, 'You're not going to be defined by how you look. It's going to be about who you are and what you do.'
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I just took everything so seriously in my early twenties. But now I'm like, 'life can be fun.' You don't have to overthink everything. I've found a way to be more at peace with things. I'm looking forward to turning 30.
- Felicity Jones