Jess Mabel Jones is currently appearing in the ‘dangerous and playful’ Beauty and the Beast. Here she answers our 11 Questions…
Can you describe your character in Beauty and the Beast in three words?
Moulding, puppeteer, slave.
What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Learning to twerk or rouging my nipples.
What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Beauty and the Beast. Honestly, this whole process has been incredible.
What is your favourite midnight snack?
Oh Jeez. Just one? Red Wine.
What is your favourite word?
Perhaps ‘bedding’. My Spanish friend loves the word because in Spanish the closest you can get is ‘clothes for the bed’. ‘Bedding’ symbolises how copiously bursting the English language is.
If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
All my mates.
Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
It was with work, but China. Beijing particularly. It’s another world, hectic, relentless and beautiful in autumn.
Favourite city and why?
London. It has a sordid and exciting history, has the best museums, galleries, streets, stories, it’s full of my favourite people and it’s my home.
What is your favourite song?
This changes so often, but right at this very moment, because I’m listening to it A Thief at My Door by Karen Elson.
If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
Oh I’m perfectly happy being here right now, as I am.
If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
The ability to stand in any place and see back 100 or 1000 years ago or something, not take part, just check it out. Or to speak all the languages in the world. Or to play all the instruments. My friend has a great one- he wants to be able to make people orgasm just like that. Imagine fighting a war and that was your weapon? Deeming a whole army useless because they’ve just got off. It would be great.