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12.19.2019

Daisy Ridley has definitely grown. Right before “Force Awakens” opened, the then-unknown English actress was wowed by her face on a yogurt cup. Now, Ridley, also 27, is a full-on celebrity who’s boarded big-time fare like “Murder on the Orient Express” and even played a Shakespearean heroine in “Ophelia.”

Ridley who once had stars in her eyes is now a legit Hollywood star, departing the “Star Wars” galaxy for new and uncharted waters.

Daisy says, she “felt a bit more like, ‘Ehhh, why is it me? Maybe you made a mistake.’ Now I have sort of half-convinced myself in believing that it’s all good and that I was chosen for a reason, so I feel more confident in myself. And I feel just a bit more confident in navigating the whole world.”

Rise of Skywalker” director J.J. Abrams, who introduced Ridley’s Jedi-in-training Rey in “Force Awakens,” says she and Boyega are “so damn good.” When Abrams looks back on that film, he remembers Ridley “was a baby” but also “limitless in her ability.” And in “Rise of Skywalker,” he adds, “it’s a very complicated emotional story for her. She’s got to do some real stuff and I knew she would be able to. Watching her in this movie blows my mind.”

In “Force Awakens” and 2017’s “The Last Jedi,” Rey’s “just been doing a lot of what other people said she should be doing,” Ridley says. “So this film is really her figuring stuff out for herself.”

Fans are still curious about Rey’s backstory and her parentage, even after archfoe Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) told her in “Last Jedi” that her mom and dad were nobody junk traders. “The thing that I’ve always said is I, Daisy, believe what Kylo said,” Ridley says. “Rey perhaps doesn’t believe that. So that was something I sort of had to get my head around because I was like, ‘I guess Rey cares as much as the audience does.’

“It was also that thing of why can’t she just be powerful,” outside of any familial connections, Ridley adds. “This story does an amazing amount of justice.”

Star Wars” for Ridley will always be that combination of awesome action and massive emotion, and as a performer, “it was like this insane opportunity that led me to an amazing group of people, an amazing role and an amazing experience.”

Her IMDb page continues to build, with a role next year in the family film “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” (August 7) and after in the sci-fi movie “Chaos Walking” (2021), as well as teaming with Abrams again for a biopic on World War II spy Virginia Hall. Unlike when she was a fresh-faced galactic rookie, Ridley says, “I feel a bit more understanding of the whole process of making a film, selling a film, all of that stuff, which is to someone who hasn’t done that before a very strange thing.”

– Snippets from the USA Today article.

 

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