Felicity Jones' 'momentous' Star Wars line

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 July 2016
Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones says she knew her line in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', "may the force be with us", would be "momentous" and admits she was incredibly nervous about it before shooting the scene

Felicity Jones knew her line in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' would be "momentous".

The 32-year-old actress - who plays Jyn Erso in the hotly-anticipated movie - admits she practiced her line "may the force be with us" multiple times in the bathroom to make sure it was perfect.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I have to say it was one of those moments that I was really nervous about for weeks before. I kept walking around my house just trying out the line.

"I'd just be in the bathroom and be like, 'May the force be with you. May the force be with you. May the force be with you.' You just go over and over and over again because I knew it was such a momentous moment for the film."

Meanwhile, filming for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' was reportedly recently thrown into chaos after executives weren't happy with some of the scenes.

A source said: "The execs at Disney are not happy with the movie, and 'Rogue One' will have to go back into four weeks of expensive reshoots in July.

"Gareth [Edwards'] work on the first 'Godzilla' [which came out in 2014] shows he can handle a big studio blockbuster. But 'Rogue One' has fallen short of what J.J. Abrams did with 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.' So Disney has ordered reshoots. Disney won't take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn't testing well."

However, an insider at Disney has insisted there was always plans for another round of filming.

Another source added: "The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting.

"Coming off 'The Force Awakens', there's an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can."

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

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