Felicity Jones On Jyn Erso and Her “Many Tentacled Friend”


Felicity Jones stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this morning to talk about some of her upcoming movies, and of course the topic of Rogue One came up…


The majority of the interview centered on Jones’ upcoming role in Ron Howard’s Inferno with Tom Hanks. But she does touch on her work on Rogue One towards the end as well.




Jones discusses a bit of the absurdity involved in filming opposite aliens and creatures where “every day you’re turning up…to a giant monkey shooting at you with a blaster” (she is probably talking about Bistan). But she also calls it a “life changing experience” for her and admits that she has seen portions of the film and that it is “really cool”.


Interestingly Jones also mentioned another new alien creature that she calls “many tentacled friend” that we will see in the movie. Actually just a few hours after the interview, the final Rogue One trailer gave us a quick glimpse at this creature (see title image). It appears that this fella is Jyn’s cell mate in the Imperial prison. It was also spotted in the prison vehicle with which Jyn was transported to/from the prison (see below).





Check out the full video below. The Rogue One talk starts at 4:37 min.




It’s nice to see that Rogue One will have so many new alien creatures. We have Bistan, Pao, Moroff, Edrio “Two Tubes” and perhaps several others. Which one is your favorite?



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18 thoughts on “Felicity Jones On Jyn Erso and Her “Many Tentacled Friend”

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    It looks like an Ood.

    • October 13, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      That’s exactly what I thought also!!!

  • October 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    “Many tentacled friend”… Trump?

  • October 14, 2016 at 1:30 am

    “It’s nice to see that Rogue One will have so many new alien creatures.”

    I don’t know where this is coming from. In all the trailers and behind the scenes stuff there are only a handful of aliens at best, even if some of them are new. It’s actually been bothering me a little as it feels a bit out of place that there are hardly any in all these shots. Hopefully they are holding them back.

    • October 14, 2016 at 6:57 am

      Diddo. A universe that is teeming with so many species hires mainly… humans to fight. The rebel alliance is almost as bad as the empire.

      • October 14, 2016 at 11:44 am

        Aren’t humans the most common species in the GFFA? Legit question.

        • October 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

          I guess after the clone wars the human race got an injection of a few million human clones.

          Jokes aside. I think humans are the most common as main characters in the cinematic universe, but in the games like Kotor and other sw material there are typically more different aliens represented all the time as main characters than in the movies.

          • October 15, 2016 at 8:05 am

            And the prequels had more aliens in important roles. See the jedi council for example.

        • October 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

          My theory:

          Humans have shorter average lifespans compared to other intelligent species (like Yoda’s, Maz’s and Chewbacca’s). The evolutionary trade-off is that humans breed while younger, and breed more often compared to other species in the Star Wars universe.

      • October 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Because they were marginalized and enslaved.

        There weren’t many native americans or slaves fighting in the Civil War.

  • October 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Looks like a cuttlefish.

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