‘I owe all of it to The Archers’: Hollywood star Felicity Jones says a decade on Radio 4’s rural cleaning soap opera was a ‘good beginning floor’
She has headlined a Star Wars film and appeared in Hollywood blockbusters alongside the likes of George Clooney, Tom Hanks and Sigourney Weaver.
And Felicity Jones says she owes all of it to The Archers.
The 37-year-old spent a decade enjoying Emma Grundy in Radio 4’s rural cleaning soap opera and says it was a ‘good beginning floor’.
Talking to The Mail on Sunday’s You journal immediately, she says: ‘It is such a beautiful factor on this nation that you could transfer between radio, theatre and movie, and I feel that is why Britain makes such good actors.’
Felicity Jones has headlined a Star Wars film and appeared in Hollywood movies alongside the likes of George Clooney and Tom Hanks. And he or she says she owes all of it to The Archers
Rogue One star Ms Jones additionally jokes that the long-running BBC sequence has turn out to be racier since her departure in 2009.
‘I simply learn within the paper that crack cocaine has been launched to Ambridge. It wasn’t like that in my day!’
Ms Jones had her first youngster along with her husband, movie director Charles Guard, in April final yr. ‘It was a full-on factor to be going by means of throughout a pandemic,’ she says.
‘We did not have a clue what was happening, so it was a scary time to be having a child. Solely going out as soon as a day and feeling like your life is threatened – it was a really heightened expertise.’
Born in Bournville, close to Birmingham, Felicity grew up surrounded by male cousins.
‘There was no emphasis on make-up, or hair, or wanting a sure approach,’ she says. ‘Vainness was by no means the main target, which supplies you a terrific begin in life.’
The 37-year-old spent a decade enjoying Emma Grundy (pictured with child George Edward Grundy) in Radio 4’s rural cleaning soap opera and says it was a ‘good beginning floor’
Her large break got here aged 13 in The Treasure Seekers, a made-for-TV film, alongside Keira Knightley.
She has labored persistently ever since – even learning English at Oxford College whereas appearing in The Archers.
However there’s one facet of being within the highlight that she shuns for the sake of her psychological well being: social media.
‘It is simply not one thing that I need to do,’ she says.
‘I do know associates who get up in the midst of the evening and begin studying messages and I feel that’s fairly damaging.’