"He has a very flirtatious nature," Jones told E! News on the Oscars 2015 red carpet

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Who knew that Stephen Hawking is a ladies’ man?

The Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones told Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday that the physicist was a little flirty when they met.

“He has a very flirtatious nature,” said Jones, 31, of Hawking, 73, whose story is told in The Theory of Everything. “He’s very, very charismatic; he has this ability to just command a room effortlessly.”

It’s no wonder that Hawking was flirtatious – Jones earned a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of his first wife, Jane Wilde.

And on the ability to command a room, Jones added, laughing, “That’s what I’m trying to achieve!”

In a gorgeous silvery-gray gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, she did just that.

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