Felicity Jones says ‘Stars Wars’ role is ‘really exciting’

NEW YORK (AP) — Felicity Jones laughs and says “absolutely” when asked if she’s coming up with various ways to say she can’t talk about her starring role in the “Star Wars” spin-off “Rogue One.”

“I can’t talk about it. It’s really, really exciting but I can’t talk about it,” she said in a recent interview.

The film was confirmed by Disney’s Bob Iger at a shareholders meeting in San Francisco earlier this month. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla) will begin directing this summer. The movie is scheduled for a Dec. 16, 2016, release.

Jones, 31, said she has had “a fantastic, fantastic few months.” She was nominated for a best-actress Oscar for her role as Jane Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and she says all the women nominated in that category supported each other.

“It felt very uncompetitive which was really nice,” she said. “It felt like we were all supporting each other.” (Julianne Moore won for “Still Alice.”)

“Along the way you just bump into the same people,” Jones said of the awards show circuit. “And for all the women in the category we all became really good friends by the end of it. You’d be like, ‘Hey, how are you?’ I did feel like there was a lot of camaraderie between us which was really nice.”

She said it’s also nice doing publicity for other projects. “I had a fantastic time with (‘The Theory of Everything’) and it was a very, very special project to be a part of so I didn’t mind speaking about it endlessly, but I do have to say it’s nice to be talking about something else. Definitely.”

Her next film, “True Story,” starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, is a true crime drama. It will be in theaters April 17.

She’s completed the thriller “Autobahn” with Nicholas Holt and a drama “The Monster Calls” with Liam Neeson.

Jones will also co-star with Tom Hanks in the “Da Vinci Code” sequel, “Inferno,” directed by Ron Howard.

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