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Part II: Interview with Felicity Jones about love, Guy Pearce and 'Breathe In'

Part II (see Part I)

Felicity Jones
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Dorri Olds: Have you ever had any bad experiences with fans?

Felicity Jones: Do you know what? I’ve been really lucky. I have really nice fans. They come up and they’re always really, really respectful and I’ve never had any aggression. They’ve always been really polite and nice.

Do you do Facebook and Twitter?

No, I don’t.

Do you have staff that does that for you?

No, I don’t. It’s not something I engage in. I like to see other people doing it but no, it’s not really my thing.

Do you have a favorite movie you’ve done — “Like Crazy,” “Hysteria,” “The Invisible Woman”?

I like doing them all. My focus is always the character. That’s always my way into something and I try not to patronize the character depending on when they lived. I feel like as human beings we all have the same emotions, feelings we’ve had for hundreds of years. The forces upon us are slightly different. I love period dramas as well as more contemporary films. I grew up watching “Howard’s End” and “A Room with a View,” so I do like doing period work but the hook is always the character and the director.

Was Ralph Fiennes a controlling director in “The Invisible Woman”? Did you have to stick to the script?

It was a very different process from “Like Crazy” and “Breath In.” He was always just wanting to explore and he pushed me. It was just about trying to get to something truthful about my character.

What’s next for you?

I have a film coming out late this year called “Theory of Everything,” which James Marsh directed. It’s about Stephen Hawking and Jane Hawking and their relationship, first meeting and falling in love and then Stephen being diagnosed with motor neuron disease, and it spans their meeting when they were in their early 20s to when they split up in their 40s. Also “True Story” with Jonah Hill and James Franco and I was in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Breathe In” opens in New York City on March 28, 2014. Drama, romance. Rated R. 98 minutes.

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