Feicity Jones wanted to sleep through Oscar nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 February 2015
Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones had no intention of getting up to hear the Oscar nominations but woke up before the announcement was made

Felicity Jones tried to sleep through the Oscar nominations.

The 31-year-old actress - who is nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of Stephen Hawking's wife Jane in 'The Theory of Everything' - has confessed she had planned to stay in bed while the announcements were taking place.

She said: "[I was] in LA in my pyjamas. I was hoping to sleep through the whole thing and wake up knowing either way.

"But I woke up at 4am and they were announced at 5.30am. When I found out, I leapt out of bed and phoned my family and friends."

The Birmingham-born star added she can't wait to celebrate the achievement with her nearest and dearest when she returns to the UK.

She said: "I haven't been back to London yet. I'm looking forward to having a few glasses of champers."

Felicity - who stars in the film alongside Eddie Redmayne - also can't wait for her family to join her in the US ahead of the awards on February 22 and his hoping to enjoy a beech break following the ceremony to help her relax.

She told Time Out magazine: "My family are coming out before the awards for a few days. Then after the awards I'll have a few days' break at the beach, relax and unwind. I'm looking forward to a bit of quiet time."

The Theory of Everything

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 2h 3min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
  • UK release: 1 January 2015

Stephen Hawking (Redmayne) and Jane Wilde (Jones) lock eyes at a university party, but their budding love affair is given a blow by his diagnosis of motor neurone disease. Redmayne is astonishingly good and Jones inspires sympathy and admiration, but the script is never really convincing.

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