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12.16.2015

Listen to Daisy Ridley on the BBC Radio One Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, here.

12.16.2015

12.08.2015

The beautiful Daisy Ridley was on on Live! with Kelly and Michael earlier this morning. Check out the video and x241 screencaps below…

12.07.2015

A nice long interview with Fanpage.it with Daisy Ridley…

12.03.2015

We have added x11 scans from UK’s Glamour Magazine to the gallery …

11.30.2015

One of the first interviews with Daisy Rudley as Rey from Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens. Without any spoilers, she talks about her role and about working with John Boyega (Finn) and more…

11.27.2015

We have added all x scans from the STAR WARS feature in EMPIRE magazine’s January 2016 issue…

11.26.2015

Daisy Ridley is GLAMOUR magazine’s brand new cover star – and we think you’ll agree, she looks fierce on the front cover. The 23-year-old star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens up about her first day jitters, the Disney ‘machine’, and what she thinks about people getting tattoos – of her face!

Daisy on… her first-day-of-filming nerves:
“I was petrified. I thought I was gonna have a panic attack on the first day. JJ [Abrams] … he probably doesn’t remember telling me that my performance was wooden. This was my first day! And I honestly wanted to die. I thought I was gonna cry, I couldn’t breathe.”

Daisy on… the anticipation surrounding the film:
“It’s so nice that people are so excited about it. But people are getting tattoos! Of my face! Already! And I’m like; you don’t even know what Rey is in the story. It seems insane to me.”

Daisy on… the final edit, and whether she’ll watch it:
“I haven’t seen the film yet – I kinda want to, and I kinda don’t – Steven Spielberg’s seen it three times, as he told me when I met him!”

Daisy on… whether the Disney ‘machine’ have her firmly in control:
“My experience has been incredible, I’ve felt supported and respected the whole way through. I’ve not been told not to do anything. My Instagram has not been…what’s it called when they keep tabs on it? Yeah, it’s not monitored.”

Daisy, who has appeared in Mr Selfridge, Silent Witness and Casualty, plays “a scavenger in a ship graveyard” who fights off evil forces. She’s also rumoured to be the daughter of key characters Han Solo and Princess Leia.

See the full interview in the January issue of GLAMOUR on sale from Thursday 3 December.

11.25.2015

We found an article by Sweedish Magazine DiWeekend, we have translated it best we could and added x2 accompanying photos!

In the Hotel suite in London, at our round table interview now sits the new film’s protagonist, Daisy Ridley, 23, with her strong English accent. She has a constant blinding white smile from cheek to cheek, that gets us in the room to smile as much.

Daisy Ridley looks strangely familiar. She resembles someone. Before I have time to think the name has anyone else in the EU delegation inquired about it.

“Yes, yes, I keep getting told that I look like people. Keira Knightley, just that I hear all the time. But I also hear that I’m like the others. People say I resemble their friend Anne or Lisa or another. I apparently have a ‘very similar to many andra’-look. ”

With this she explains, too, without saying why she got the role.

Daisy Ridley has no history with them, no associations. Many eyebrows were raised when the new director JJ Abrams – who with George Lucas’s blessing completely taken over the helm – chose not to invest in an established film star, but a completely unknown British made no småroller in the TV series.

“Of course I was nervous during the filming. I had never done a movie with famous actors. I had never made ​​a film at all. It was scary to work with Harrison Ford was not because he is famous, but because he is such a good actor. ”

The new film The Force Awakens takes place 30 years after the act in the sixth installment, Return of the Jedi (recorded 1983). An intelligent solution in many ways: the main protagonists from the original films – Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Chewbacca – can appear in supporting roles and naturally be 30 years older.

What the three have been able to learn about what is now waiting? Star Wars fans are notoriously fanatical.
“Carrie has been so kind. When my mother visited the filming took Carrie also care for her. When people want you to take photos with one, you can feel how their hearts bolts. Carrie has learned that there is something not to be afraid of. People love something so much is something good. Star Wars is a very personal experience. “

To Daisy Ridley is the female fixed point on the poster makes it easy to associate her original films Carrie Fisher in the role of Princess Leia, but her role in The Force Awakens looks more like Luke Skywalker.

Daisy Ridley plays Rey, a poor girl on a desert planet. “Not Tatooine, but Jakku, it’s a whole new level,” she adds, pointing to our notebook, already accustomed to no one on Wookieepedia, the Star Wars fans’ very own version of Wikipedia, like the errors.

A woman from the Dutch Elle asks: “What is Rey doing that other girls will look up to her?”

“I do not think it’s just girls will look up to Rey. Leia was a princess born with privileges. Rey is not there. She is so poor that she’s looking for food. At the beginning of the film, she has nothing. Since she undergoes a journey, even an emotional journey. What I think is the nicest is that Rey does something that everyone can identify with. A person that surpasses their expectations of themselves. “

Star Wars is sometimes seen as a boys’ book fantasy, but there has been strong female characters in films.

“I have not grown up with Star Wars. I’m not a fan. Not a fan of any film or series. Reading books is more my thing. But what is clear is that many people underestimate how big the female part of the audience is. “

Many will the next few years to consider and assess you as a role model for young women, how do you see it?
“If I was the one that partied a lot, I would be more worried about it. But all I do is sit at home and watch the program The Great British Bake Off, haha. I try to tell myself, ‘You have to behave more like a normal twenty years old, but I’m old before my time. “

Then she spends two minutes of valuable interview time to discussing progress in the last section of The Great British Bake Off, while a desperate posted from a film magazine tear their hair and may delete all questions about spaceships.

“But in terms of responsibility, if I can take responsibility for anything, it is to be an ordinary girl. If I had a little sister – I just have older sisters – so I would think it was great to present Rey for her. A character that is not over sexualised, that does not show in a bikini, but do very cool things. “

How much training did you do for the role?
“It was three months of hard training. An hour weight training day, four hours of training with guns, swords and climbing. “

How did you get the role?
“Through auditions. The process lasted seven months. There were a total of five auditions during that time, with a long and protracted waiting period in between. To the first, I was so nervous that I arrived an hour early, and locked myself in the toilet. After the audition number two, I had built up my expectations so much that I was convinced that I would fuck it up. But then I felt more and more comfortable. In the very last audition were the scenes to be used in the film. I felt it went well and went home and ate a whole packet of biscuits. “

Did you tell anyone that you got the part?
“I told mom, dad and one of my sister. My other sister was in Australia. For a long time, she knew nothing. It was so secret that I dared not send text messages or talk on the phone. “

Even John Boyega testify to an equally long process before he got the role.

“It started with a phone call from my agent, as it always does. Then there was a first meeting in a small room like this in central London. Then began a seven-month X Factor-like exclusion process, “says John Boyega.

How many others were competing against you?
“I always say this: when I do an audition, it’s just me in the waiting room. There is no other. “

11.17.2015

The diversity of the cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been a hot topic on the Internet, bringing to the surface some ugly racism present in the fan community. One aspect of the film in particular that attracted nasty comments was the casting of John Boyega as a stormtrooper, a controversy Boyega did not shy away from in a recent interview alongside costar Daisy Ridley.

From the very first trailers it was apparent that Boyega plays a prominent role in the film. His character Finn starts out as a stormtrooper but undergoes an “epic journey” that lands him on the side of the good guys. Ridley plays the seemingly humble role of Rey, a “scavenger in a ship graveyard” on the desert planet Jakku.

Speaking to EW, both actors talked about the depth to their characters and how they’re not just stereotypes but three-dimensional and nuanced. Boyega touched on the subject and backlash to Finn, and was confident about the role that Star Wars: The Force Awakens could play in the new landscape of cinema.

“We see through the eyes of children that they’re not talking about race the way we grown folks are. They’re not talking about color or how much melanin is in someone’s skin. That should teach us something… We’ve been having a continuous struggle with idiots, and now we should just force them to understand – and I love the way I just used Force there, by the way – just force people to see this is the new world. There are loads of people of different shades and backgrounds. Get used to it.”

Boyega, who in the past has dismissed critics of his role in the film, also spoke about Finn’s character arc – which promises to be very interesting since the leap from stormtrooper to a member of the Resistance is pretty substantial.

“It’s about looking for a greater purpose, rather than thinking ‘this is the only thing I can do.’ He wants to change. He wants to make a difference. He’s trying to find some kind of moral dignity in this war.”

Ridley was equally enthusiastic about Rey and spoke about her fierce independence:

“There was no one really guiding her. She’s never sat around a table and had a meal with someone else. She has a boss, she has someone to answer to, she has to trade the junk for food, and that’s how it has to be. She works to feed herself, and she goes to sleep, and she gets up again. It is a sad life.”

According to Ridley, she and Boyega knew what they would be getting into ahead of time in playing Star Wars characters who were not white men.

“John and I had a conversation last year and we both knew that was how it was going to be. He was going to be the black guy and I was going to be the girl. I think neither of those things could ever be a bad thing.”

That The Force Awakens has generated any controversy simply by having more diverse lead roles than in past films is an unfortunate reminder of the worst that the Internet commentariat has to offer. For Ridley, though, the hope is that everyone will find something to like in her character. “My main thing is that people connect with her, regardless of gender, color, age.”

With talented and enthusiastic actors such as Boyega and Ridley on board, hopefully critics and audiences will find their characters as interesting and engaging as the actors do.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th, 2015, followed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th, 2016, Star Wars: Episode VIII on May 26th, 2017, and the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25th, 2018. Star Wars: Episode IX is expected to reach theaters in 2019, followed by the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.

Source: EW