Felicity Jones felt more like Luke than Leia growing up, and we get it
Felicity Jones was a big Star Wars fan growing up. That’s fitting, considering Jones stars in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We’re not saying one has to be a fan to play the role of Jyn Erso. But like, it definitely doesn’t hurt.
Naturally, Jones identifies with one of the Star Wars characters over another.
When it comes to Luke and Princess Leia, she’s a total Luke Skywalker. And we get it.
In an interview with W Magazine, Jones explained how Star Wars first entered her life. (Additionally, it’s probably similar to the way the movie franchise entered most of our lives as kids.)
"I've quite a large extended family and we're all very close to each other, so actually, my brother and I, we didn't have a VHS player," Jones told W Magazine. "My family were quite sort of old-fashioned in the sense that we were always sort of having to read and do things like that. Which, obviously, in the long term you really appreciate. But when you're six or seven, it's a little bit frustrating."
We totally understand that feeling of wanting to watch anything and everything on TV/VHS.
"So then we were going to my cousin's house and we'd sit and watch all these delightful VHS's and be watching things like Tremors and catching up on everything we'd missed out on," she added. "And Star Wars was very much part of our education. I remember just distinctly sitting really — I don't know why I was sitting so close to the television, and then cross-legged, and then looking up as the wonderful opening crawl was sliding up the screen and being really quite moved and entertained by it."
Yep, we get it.
Furthermore, as far as whether or not she ever had a Princess Leia hair moment…
"I didn't. I was a real tomboy," Jones told W Magazine. "I always had very short hair in a very sort of like short little fringe, and I was always running around and getting really muddy and playing outside."
“So you were Luke,” said the interviewer.
"Yeah, exactly," answered Felicity.
That’s right. Jyn Erso wasn’t a Princess Leia. She was a Luke.