Rogue One’s Felicity Jones says female action heroes are now ‘the norm’


Rogue One actress Felicity Jones has said the number of lead roles for women in action films is a “a wonderful moment for cinema”.

Jones, who plays Jyn Erso in the new Star Wars spin-off, said “it means a huge amount” to be the first woman to have top billing in a Star Wars movie.

She said: “It’s absolutely time that we had female leads and as many females leading films as we do men.

“It’s a very exciting time to be an actress.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had its UK premiere in London on Tuesday and is released around the world this week.  More