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Felicity Jones demos how to take down Stormtroopers and debuts first Rogue One clip

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Dec 1, 2016

Felicity Jones made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon late last night where the actress was on hand to display her badass Rogue One: A Star Wars Story moves and debut the movie’s first clip.

Jones plays the role of Jyn Erso, a soldier and former criminal recruited by Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilley) — one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance — to pull off a dangerous heist: stealing the plans to the Death Star. The character also happens to be the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), the dude responsible for the creation of the Galactic Empire’s new weapon of mass destruction.

During her appearance on the show, Jones revealed she had to learn some kung fu to be able to pull off some of Jyn Erso’s kickass moves. She even re-enacted a scene from the movie with the help of Jimmy Fallon, followed by a clip of said scene where Jyn takes out some stormtroopers in front of an impressed Cassian Andor (Diego Luna). Before she shoots K-2SO an Imperial droid.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, with a lot of reshoots done by Tony Gilroy (who reportedly made a whopping $5 million for his efforts), the movie also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and James Earl Jones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will open on Dec. 16.