‘Rogue One’ actress Felicity Jones: ‘Beyoncé inspired my ‘Star Wars’ character’

Spin-off is released in UK cinemas on December 15

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actress Felicity Jones has revealed she was inspired by Beyoncé during filming for the spin-off movie.

The star said she would listen to ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ and her recent album ‘Lemonade’ before shooting for the character Jyn Erso.

She said: ”I was looking at footage from ‘Lemonade’. I think she’s someone who has incredible power and is devoted to what she does, but she also seems like a very nice person. I think that’s very important to emulate.”

The actress said she also suffered some injuries during filming. “No one died, which is great,” the actress told E! News.

“But there was a lot of bruising. Particularly when I’m doing these scenes, I get really into it. When I’d get home, I wouldn’t even realise. I think the adrenaline is pumping around your body so much. Then you get home and you’re suddenly like, ‘Wow, I’ve got quite a few bruises going on here’.”

Read more: Everything we know about Star Wars’ Rogue One so far

Fans recently gave their verdict on the new movie following the weekend’s premiere in LA.

Taking to social media, those who attended the premiere have described the film as “incredible”, “moving” and “intense”. However, one fan did criticise the movie’s plot for being “needlessly murky”.

Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton, meanwhile, wrote in a blog: “The last time I loved a Star Wars movie as much as I loved Rogue One, it was 1977.”

The film also stars Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. It has been confirmed that the film will end 10 minutes before the original 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope begins.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first in Disney’s planned “Anthology Series” of spin-off films. The series will continue with the currently untitled Han Solo prequel movie due in 2018.