Felicity Jones Thought Being Pregnant While Shooting ‘Midnight Sky’ Would Get Her Fired
When Felicity Jones got pregnant with her husband Charles Guard's baby days before filming Midnight Sky, she thought she would get fired.
She was selected to play the role of Iris Sullivan and was excited. But after finding out that she was pregnant, she doubted if she would get to be part of the Oscar-nominated movie.
Felicity Jones Pregnant In 'Midnight Sky'
In an interview with Toronto Sun in December 2020, the actress revealed she was scared she would get fired from the movie.
She feared that George Clooney, the director of Midnight Sky, would replace her since she was pregnant. Fortunately, it went exactly the other way.
Clooney was excited for her and encouraged her. Moreover, he incorporated her pregnancy into the story.
The workplace was also comforting for Jones since she did not have to do any stunt work. In the words of the actress, she had a "chill, luxurious experience."
Clooney told his side of the story to Hollywood Reporter in January 2021. When the actress called him with her news, he was on a glacier in Iceland.
He was happy for her but was also concerned about the movie. Initially, they planned to hide it and "shoot around it."
Soon enough, Clooney realized it was a mistake. So they decided to incorporate the pregnancy into the science fiction movie.
He compared the plot with Fargo, where he said, "women every single day are pregnant, going to work and doing their job, why not in space and why not just deal with it?"
Felicity Jones on the set of Midnight Sky. (Source: Instagram)
Felicity Jones and Her Husband
Jones met her husband around 2015. Like her, Guard is involved in the entertainment sector.
He is a director who has worked on everything from movies likes Uninvited to Super Bowl ads. After dating for two years, Jones and her husband got engaged in 2017.
The pair tied the knot in an intimate wedding at Sudeley Castle in Oxfordshire in June 2018.
In December 2019, it was reported that the actress and her husband were expecting their first child. Their baby boy was born in April 2020.
In an interview with The Sunday Times in December 2020, Jones recalled how scary it was for her and her husband to have a baby amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, it was a blessing in disguise for them. This was because the duo devoted their entire time to caring for their son.
As a result, they did not "have to feel a sense of missing out."
Before Jones got into a relationship with her current husband, she had dated Ed Fornieles. They met each other when they were studying at Oxford University.
The pair were together for a decade, from 2003 to 2013. Jones later told Mirror she had a hard time dating again after her breakup.