Felicity Jones on 'The Aeronauts' action scenes: 'Tom Cruise, eat your heart out'

The Oscar-nominated actress plays a gas balloon pilot in the film and talks crash landing her balloon with co-star Eddie Redmayne.
4:24 | 12/03/19

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Transcript for Felicity Jones on 'The Aeronauts' action scenes: 'Tom Cruise, eat your heart out'
We're excited to welcome back Oscar from "The theory of everything" and "Rogue one: A star wars story" now starring in "The aeronauts." Please welcome felicity Jones. Blame it on my juice How are you? Lovely so see you. Hi. How are you? I'm well, thanks. How are you? Lovely to see you. Hi, guys. Thank you. This one roll, be careful. Yes. We get a lot of compliments. A bit of acrobatics, good morning. You stuck the landing. Beautiful. You had to go awful high up in the movie, "The aeronauts." You play a gas balloon pilot. Any fear of heights. I didn't have any fear of heights before I did the movie and then afterwards suddenly now I'm petriied of thing. That will do it. That will do it. Your first day of shooting with the wonderful Eddie redmayne who you've worked with before, it didn't end like it was supposed to exactly. Can you tell everybody about No, we had -- we had a bit of a bumpy ride, so to speak. It was our very first day. Shooting. We took the balloon up. They were doing a helicopter shot of the whole sequence. It was a part of this sequence you're seeing now. The balloon took off. It was all fine until suddenly we hit a load of trees. Oh. We're holding hands bracing ourselves as we hit the ground at this incredible speed. The basket bounces, Eddie and I bounce to the back. I think that I've broken my back because I hear this creek. And then we are just sort of lying there slightly thinking we might be paralyzed but luckily we were fine. And you went back the next day. Yes. Back at work 5:00 A.M. The next day. And that's the first scene. That's the first day and the first scene. Wow. I can only imagine everybody would you like to see a little snippet? There you go. Oh. Whoo! You're incredibly late. Lesson number one ofary -- aeronautics, we are creatures of the sky. That is -- climbing into the chair was nothing. Flipping on to the stage. What kind of training did you have to do? Well, actually I did a lot of -- I worked closely with an acrobat with a woman called deb Richards would worked with cirque du soleil so I was learning how to do trapeze, learning how to do silk work and that was a good sort of three or four months before we started shooting. Would you like to do more action roles like this and of course like "Rogue one"? I mean, yeah, for sure. Sign her up. Tom Cruise, eat your heart out. How about dear Eddie, to be reunited with him again in the film, what was that like? It was fantastic. We are such great friends. We built so much trust from doing "Theory of everything" and we both -- we push each other. We care about what we do and have a good gossip in between scenes which is lovely but it was fantastic. You didn't know when you first got the script that he was going to be doing it. Initially, no, I first read it and then knowing that Eddie was interested as well made it so much more appealing because it felt as though we could build on what we had done in "Theory of everything." Nobody better to be in the basket with when it's bouncing all over the place. Exactly. In your final moments not a better person to be with than Eddie redmayne. Thank you for coming back.

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