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?