Exclusive interview with Felicity Jones, Actress at Curious Incident National Tour LP

By Jean-Paul Eliard
The 27 october 2016

Hello Felicity , can you introduce visitors to cinema-movietheater.com?

I am an American actress who has appeared on stages throughout the United States. 

I am currently on the 1st National Broadway Tour of the Tony Award-winning play 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 
This is a play about an extraordinary boy who sets out to solve a mystery and ends up making a journey and uncovering new mysteries about himself and his family. 
I play his mother. 
I also have the exact same name as a lovely young British movie star which, unfortunately, has sometimes caused confusion and disappointment for the public!

You have appeared on television (Law & Order, Ed, Deadline, Wonderland) and film (Julie & Julia, Signs).
Why did you choose to be an actress of theater?

I grew up attending the theatre and in it my imagination and sense of wonder found a place to explore. 
I had the good fortune to work for many years with a Franco-American company called Theatre de la Jeune Lune where we developed our own work and had a direct and immediate relationship with our audience. 
This is what I like. I like to be in the same room with hundreds of people and as I shape their experience, they shape mine. 
It is a communal activity.

I also grew up watching films and to this day I can completely immerse myself in them.
I have not been able to do much work on film, though I enjoy it very much. However, I find working with a camera very different than working with an audience and I feel most at home with a live audience.

How did you have the idea to do Me Pluribus Unum? 

ME PLURIBUS UNUM was written in response to a growing feeling in the United States that government is the my. 
I wrote the piece to perform for schoolchildren to explain the fundamentals of US government, how it functions and why it was created. 
Most importantly I wanted to encourage young people to be civically active. If ours is a government of the people, for the people and by the people,  then it is only as good as our participation in it. 
The way I accomplish all this is with a dictatorial character who wants to be queen of the United States. 
She attempts to convince the audience how much easier and more efficient her absolute monarchy would be than democracy, which requires participation from the citizenry. By contrast, and with a lot of humor, she makes the case for democracy.


What is the role you have played, who was the hardest but the most rewarding for you?

I have had the opportunity to play so many challenging roles and the difficult ones are almost always the most rewarding. 
The roles that are complex, the ones that don't give you easy answers (or sometimes no answers at all) are the most rewarding. And they are often the most true. I have loved Imogen from Shakespeare's CYMBELINE and Rosalind from AS YOU LIKE IT.
I have the loved the mystery and audacity of Ruth in Harold Pinter's HOMECOMING. 
I have loved the inexplicably paralyzed Jewish housewife in Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS, or the 303 year-old Russian witch Baba Yaga, or the iconic French film star Arletty. I like the complicated ones. I like the imperfect ones.

What kind of movies or (and) theater piece do you like?

I like big, sprawling, sloppy creations that have big ideas and that don't necessarily wrap up tidily. 
But I also like lovely, small and perfect pieces. I love beautiful words and strong imagery. 
And humor. And did I mention big ideas?! I 'am an ideal audience member: 
I want to be completely swept away.

What role would you play and what kind of film or theater piece?

I am up for anything and usually it's the roles that I don't think I'm  right for that end up being the best fit for me. 
I'm always looking for something new and I often say that the roles I want to play probably haven't been written yet.


What is your next challenge?

For the next 12 months I will be on the road with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT. 
Keeping it fresh and alive every night for a year as we travel all over the U.S. might turn out to be the biggest and most rewarding challenge of my career.


Do you wish add something?

Thank you for your interest and best of luck to you with your blog. It has been my pleasure to have this exchange with you.

Thank you too for this interview Felicity , you can visit the website Lattawork to get more infomation about Felicity and i wish you the best as actress and in your life

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