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11.08.2015

A TV spot for the Force Awakens sees Han Solo on a snowy planet, while hinting at a Skywalker family connection.

A TV spot for long-awaited Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens has been unveiled, and as we’ve come to expect it’s chock-full of exciting hints about what to expect from the new movie.

Among the new footage is a scene of Rey fighting off some villains with her trusty staff, Han Solo on an icy planet (rather like his time spent on Hoth in 1980’s The Empire Strikes back, no?), Kylo Ren doing some more cool stuff with his lightsaber and a desperate X-Wing attack on an enemy base. Still no Luke, though…

And if we’re not mistaken, that narration seems to be hinting that either Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaac) or Finn (John Boyega) have some sort of family connection to the Skywalker clan – but then we might have guessed that one already.

Frankly, we’re getting disgustingly excited about this movie – December 17th can’t come soon enough.

11.08.2015

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley lead THR’s annual list of Hollywood talent, age 35 and under, on the rise. Few personal stories evidence the rags-to-riches nature of success in Hollywood better than that of Daisy Ridley. In early 2014, she was an unknown British actress whose experience consisted of a few tiny roles and a lot of rejection.

What a difference a year makes. On Dec. 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is poised to launch Ridley and fellow 23-year-old Brit John Boyega into the galaxy of superstardom. Their stories aren’t much different from those of the eight other actors age 35 and under who made THR’s annual Next Generation talent list.

Before landing one of the most coveted roles of the decade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens heroine Daisy Ridley had become accustomed to disappointment. In the months leading up to her first audition for Episode VII‘s female lead, the 23-year-old actress’ confidence was shattered. Just one week into a gig with a small workshop, she was told not to bother coming back. And then after nabbing a lead role in the E4 series Youngers, the part was cut down to just one day of filming. “I was kind of used to things not happening, so I just felt the whole way through [the Episode VII audition process], ‘I’m going to lose the job. They’re going to find someone better than me,'” she recalls. Even her first two Star Wars auditions were underwhelming — at least from her perspective. Remarkably, Ridley kept getting called back, and something clicked in that final audition, propelling her past the horde of hopefuls. Now, she says with a degree of satisfaction, “I’ve got opportunities I didn’t have before.” That’s an understatement.

Though the CAA-repped actress is well booked with Episode VIII, which begins shooting in January in London, and then Episode IX, she will soon be familiar to a globe-spanning fan base and presumably have her pick of roles and directors. But even after seizing the role of Rey, Ridley continued to face rejection. She recounts being turned down for an unnamed film role in the past year after a sweat-induced wardrobe malfunction in front of a casting agent. “I’m sure the star they cast is much better than me,” she muses. Perhaps it’s that self-deprecating air that helped win overForce Awakens director J.J. Abrams and the Lucasfilm brass. And whether her career trajectory is more Harrison Ford or Hayden Christensen, Ridley has a backup plan in play: She’s begun taking courses for a psychology degree. And of course, she’s staying put in London, where she lives with her family and her deaf and blind dog named Muffin. “I love to come to L.A. to visit, and then I like to come to rainy old London because it’s home,” she says. The Hollywood Reporter talked to Ridley about her impossible ascent from obscurity to Next Gen Hollywood force.

How did you land the part of Rey?

I had heard about the role quite a while before I auditioned, and I emailed my agent that I have this really weird feeling; I really feel like I need to audition. Then months went by and the same people were reading for it. But I still really had this feeling of needing to read for it. So I emailed my agent again for an audition. I had four or five auditions over seven months, and it was a very emotional time. My first few auditions really didn’t feel good, but my last audition suddenly felt like something clicked. You’re so desperate to get a role, but I felt like even if I didn’t get it, I did a good job, I’d done myself proud.

What did that call from J.J. feel like?

It was weird because by that time I knew the field was quite narrow, so I was just relieved that I was about to know either way. I just remember kicking this bottle on the street as I was walking in central London, thinking that this is just a normal moment.

How did you deal with the secrecy involved with Star Wars?

I got home and told my mum and dad and sister, but then I couldn’t tell anyone for three months, knowing that something monumental had happened in my life. The day before they were going to do the announcement, I was talking to my mum, and I said, “I’ve wanted to tell everyone for ages and now I don’t want to.” And she said it was like being pregnant, when you’re desperate for the baby to come out and then the baby’s there and you’re like, “Go away, go away. I can’t handle it.” Once everyone knew it was a whole other thing.

How are you similar to or different than Rey?

The main difference is that she didn’t have a family and I have a family that I’m close to. Otherwise I’d say the way we deal with things is similar. She faces a lot of challenges throughout the film, and the way she reacts to things I think is kind of the way anyone would. That’s why I think she’s so universal and brilliant: She’s frightened but she faces up to what she needs to. And she’s brave and smart, and you see an entire emotional spectrum of her throughout the film. She’s not a superhero. She’s a normal girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so it’s very relatable. It’s an emotional story about a girl on a journey, but the story is a lot more than that.

What did training entail?

It was three months. Basically, J.J. wanted me to look stronger because I was pretty reedy before. I was doing weights. I had to up my food intake because he basically just wanted me to look as if I could raise a piece of junk and look strong enough. So there was a big emphasis on “getting guns,” as they say. It was going in five hours a day, and it would be an hour of fitness and then four hours of stunt stuff.

How did you handle the diet component?

I actually found it really difficult because it was protein. I don’t know anyone who eats that much, because I eat a lot, and I was like, “There’s too much hot stuff going into my body.” I had this incredible chef. He made shakes and bars. But putting on muscle is really hard. You feel like you’re constantly eating, and it’s not enjoyable. I ate a lot of fish. Spirulina became my best friend.

Read More: hollywoodreporter.com

11.08.2015

A new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” materialized Friday, this time on the Walt Disney Studios Japan YouTube page, and it is full of images and moments that haven’t been included in earlier teasers and trailers for the hotly anticipated movie.

11.08.2015

The anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is killing you. It’s OK; we know it is because we feel the same way. Chances are you have already planned out how and where you will see it when the film premieres next month. Now it seems even Daisy Ridley have plans of their own.

Appearing in a new interview with ASOS, Ridley – who plays new Star Wars character Rey in The Force Awakens — was accompanied by fellow Star Warsnewcomer John Boyega as they opened up regarding what they will do the day Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters. Ridley’s plans are as follows:

I’m going to curl up on a ball and cry, and hope people like me.

Based on the promotional materials that have been released for the film thus far, Rey seems to be pretty firmly established as one of the film’s core protagonists. As such, it seems unlikely that fans will dislike her based off of her moral affiliation in the film. Which means that she’s mostly concerned with whether or not fans will respond positively to her performance as the character.

It’s not an off-base hope, considering the franchise has been responsible for creating beloved and reviled characters in equal measure. Following this statement, ASOS was kind enough to insert the Wilhelm screen into the interview – a trademark of theStar Wars films – which has us hoping that doesn’t signal anything ominous for Daisy Ridley or her character. Ridley’s concerns for the film seem to mirror our own, as we hope we like her too.

Compared to Ridley, John Boyega – who portrays the possible Jedi, Finn, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens – maintains his composure a little more, stating that he would watch the movie at a local cinema to be among the fans that have waited so long. His enthusiasm stems from his desire to see the Star Wars saga brought back to the big screen properly. That being said both of the actors seem equally nervous and excited about what is coming. Seldom has a film maintained such widespread anticipation prior to its release, although according to what Harrison Ford said last week when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, we won’t be disappointed.

You can check out the whole interview below to see the other questions the two young actors answered:

11.03.2015

The seventh movie in the Star Wars saga features the return of original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill along with newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie.

So far fans have been speculating as to the characters of Rey and Finn, who played by Ridley and Boyega respectively, as only their first names have been revealed – no surnames as of yet.

But this new ad from battery producers Duracell, titled ‘Battle for Christmas Morning’, could have just dropped the proverbial Jedi bomb.

But enough with Duracell’s storyline, it’s the seventh film’s plot we really care about. Fans have seen a couple of trailers and an official poster so far but notably, C-3PO’s red arm has been missing from both.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrives on 17 December, so there’s not long to wait to find out the truth.

11.02.2015

Not long from now, in a studio not far, far away… Jimmy Kimmel will do a special dedicated to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Disney-owned ABC said today that Jimmy Kimmel Live! will focus its November 23 show on the upcoming Disney movie, and welcome director J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega. No mention of that “other” trio from the original trilogy who are returning for this seventh flick in the Star Wars universe. In anticipation of the film and the JKL special Kimmel and his co-horts sported Star Wars costumes for Halloween. Bummer if someone actually was relegated to carbon-frozen Han Solo duty.

10.30.2015

Making it and breaking it in Hollywood sometimes boils down to the next audition, the next fortuitous meeting, the next tape. A couple of years ago, Daisy Ridley was just one young actress making the rounds, paying her rent with wages made at a London pub, but then the magic happened. The west London native, youngest of five sisters, had recently wrapped a string of British TV roles when she got the chance to audition for a little sci-fi picture set in a galaxy far, far away.

From the moment news of her casting in J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens hit last year, the then-unknown became an object of fan obsession. And, despite the deep secrecy with which the re-ignition of George Lucas’s great saga has been treated, one gets the sense that Ridley is on the verge. What the world has seen so far of the 23-year-old, most of it in character, as Rey, a tanned warrior outfitted in desert garb, is just the beginning of the life-altering rise for the young actress.

But despite the action figures already being made in her likeness and the merchandise that promises to make her a household name, Ridley seems devoted to keeping her cool. As she tells her Force Awakens co-star, Princess Leia herself,Carrie Fisher, Ridley doesn’t know exactly what’s to come, but she’s ready.

CARRIE FISHER: We finally made it into interview mode, our destiny. Where are you?
DAISY RIDLEY: I’m in the car. I just got back from the airport in Berlin.

FISHER: Why were you in Berlin?
RIDLEY: I was doing press there, meeting all the lovely Germans.

FISHER: Are they embarrassed with the whole thing with Volkswagen? They have to recall, like, 200 million of them.
RIDLEY: I didn’t ask them about their Volkswagens. [laughs]

FISHER: I think you should. This is what I can teach you. This is how I make friends in foreign countries: Ask them about the biggest scandal since Fascism. Well, all right. I’m going to ask you questions, as the older person. Who were your role models as a child?
RIDLEY: Acting ones, or just people?

FISHER: I’ll go with both. I feel like we’re on Password.
RIDLEY: Well, my favorite film was Matilda [1996]. So I’m going to say the little girl [Mara Wilson] in that. I aspired to be like her. [laughs] I wanted to be a girl who could make a jug of water tip into a glass.

FISHER: Did you see old movies?
RIDLEY: My film knowledge is pretty shocking. I’m trying to correct that.

FISHER: I can help you with that. Not that that’s what you really want from me … [laughs] I actually did a show called On the Lot. I was supposed to be someone who knew about film, and I knew about two directors, and spent about three months watching every foreign film.
RIDLEY: Send the list of films you watched, and I’ll spend three months watching them all.

FISHER: So what actors do you like now? Besides me, of course.
RIDLEY: Of course you. Carey Mulligan and Felicity Jones are two of my favorites. I’m not so much younger than them. I like that. It’s kind of aspirational.

FISHER: And males? Any crushes?
RIDLEY: Not really! I’ve never been one for crushing on famous people.

FISHER: Cary Grant! Do you know who that is?
RIDLEY: Maybe I could appreciate the old-school film stars more.

FISHER: Because they were glamorous.
RIDLEY: Exactly. And mysterious.

FISHER: Actors today need to be too accessible. Who can have a crush on someone accessible? [laughs] The origin of the word romance is “not founded in reality.”
RIDLEY: People have been asking me about crushes out of the original film, and I say you every time. They were like, “Is there anyone you particularly look up to?” And I’m like, “Well, Carrie, obviously.”

FISHER: That’s good. You didn’t like Mark [Hamill] or Harrison [Ford]? This is the only time we’d ever have this conversation. [laughs]
RIDLEY: Of course, I like them both! But you’re a kick-ass woman.

FISHER: I’m your predecessor, I think.
RIDLEY: Exactly. You paved the way for all the girls.

FISHER: It was my gravel! Girl gravel! Girl-vel! So what did they ask you in Berlin?
RIDLEY: Mainly I’m asked how I got the role, did I like Star Wars before, and am I ready for what’s to come.

FISHER: And what do you say? Yes, yes, yes?
RIDLEY: I say, “I auditioned for the role because everyone did. I was there at the right time.”

FISHER: You were telling me about it! You auditioned five times or something?
RIDLEY: Yeah. I liked Star Wars, but I wasn’t an überfan like many people are. Which I didn’t realize, actually, until this year. I don’t know if I can prepare for what’s to come because I don’t know what will.

FISHER: How would you not be ready? How can you prepare for what’s to come in life? You should ask them back. I would be interested in that answer.
RIDLEY: I mean, I don’t know what’s to come. They also ask if you guys gave us any advice. You didn’t. Except for—

FISHER: Wait a minute! You said I didn’t? You fucker! We were at that first party, that horrifying thing that I was always late to …
RIDLEY: And you talked about stalkers?

FISHER: I said, “fans.” I didn’t just say “stalkers”! Fans are awesome.
RIDLEY: Oh, yeah. I have talked about that.

FISHER: The fan thing is amazing! It’s quite a spectrum. What else did I say?
RIDLEY: I remember you saying that when you take pictures with people, you can feel their heart racing, and it humanizes them.

FISHER: Aw. I also said it’s hard to date once you’re a big Star Wars star because you don’t want to give people the ability to say, “I had sex with Princess Leia.”
RIDLEY: [laughs] Now I remember.

FISHER: Ah! I thought I shocked you. [both laugh]
RIDLEY: Someone asked me if I found it easier to date now because I’m in the film. I was like, “What the hell?”

FISHER: What a stupid question.
RIDLEY: Oh my God. I’m in the car right now next to a Jedi robe in a Star Warsshop. It’s next to McDonald’s and a kebab shop. How weird is that?

FISHER: So it’s McStar Wars. I didn’t know there was a Star Wars shop. I haven’t seen myself as a wax figure. I guess you haven’t either, so I’ll be able to go do that, and then I’ll give you advice. Like, “Bring a match.” Or something.
RIDLEY: [laughs] Oh my God.

FISHER: That’s good advice! Did you know they’ve come out with Star Wars Band-Aids?
RIDLEY: Are there?

FISHER: Yes, I just saw them. They sent me a Star Wars suitcase … Daisy, will you do me a favor?
RIDLEY: Of course. What can I do?

FISHER: I want you and I to go to Vegas with all the swag and act like we’re normal people carrying Star Wars suitcases that they just sent me-hats, dresses … We will be put in a mental asylum, but it will be a very popular one after we get there. Will you consider that?
RIDLEY: [laughs] That sounds like the best plan, actually. I’m down.

FISHER: You think that’s a joke! It’s going along with being merchandized. You can’t just merchandize us; we’ll merchandize you right back! Have they shown you any little dolls of you yet?
RIDLEY: Yeah! I got sent some.

FISHER: How many are there?
RIDLEY: Someone said today there were four, but I’m not sure.

FISHER: Do they come with outfits and stuff?
RIDLEY: No, there’s just one.

FISHER: Oh my God, you’re going to be a Halloween costume. How do you feel about that?
RIDLEY: I’ve seen some really cute kids dressed as Rey. I love that.

FISHER: My favorite is when you see, like, a month-old kid dressed as you, so that it looks like the mother swallowed your outfit when she was pregnant, and the baby came out like that. Now I get to have someone to talk about it with—you!
RIDLEY: We can just go to Vegas with all of our Star Wars swag and a one-month-old baby.

FISHER: We’ll have the best rooms in that fucking asylum. And we’ll have the best doctors.
RIDLEY: [laughs] I can’t wait.

FISHER: Oh, you’re going to have people have fantasies about you! That will make you uncomfortable, I’m guessing.
RIDLEY: Yeah, a bit.

FISHER: Have you been asked that?
RIDLEY: No, they always talk about how you’re a sex symbol, and how do I feel about that. [Fisher sighs] I’m not a sex symbol! [laughs]

FISHER: Listen! I am not a sex symbol, so that’s an opinion of someone. I don’t share that.
RIDLEY: I don’t think that’s the right—

FISHER: Word for it? Well, you should fight for your outfit. Don’t be a slave like I was.
RIDLEY: All right, I’ll fight.

FISHER: You keep fighting against that slave outfit.
RIDLEY: I will.

FISHER: I’m looking forward to your space kiss.
RIDLEY: My space kiss?

FISHER: You’re going to have to have one. Every girl does.
RIDLEY: [laughs] At this point, we’ll wait and see, I guess.

FISHER: This is what we’ll really talk about in Vegas. Is your mom excited? Are your sisters?
RIDLEY: I think so. My sister loves the movies.

FISHER: She looks a lot like you, doesn’t she?
RIDLEY: Yeah. People are going to think she’s me.

FISHER: Oh my God. And Keira Knightley. You just ruined her career. [laughs] Oh! I just got handed some pajamas that neither one of us is on. I think we should really get upset about certain things like this. It’s not sexist, but space-ist.
RIDLEY: When we’re in Vegas, we should also do a campaign about the space-istStar Wars films.

FISHER: Totally! Wow, we’ve got a big trip planned.
RIDLEY: We’ll have a big billboard. It’s going to take a while.

Source: Interview Magazine

10.29.2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens composer John Williams recently welcomed a pair of enthusiastic fans to his scoring sessions for the highly anticipated seventh installment in the space-opera franchise, and they naturally took to social media to praise the Oscar winner’s musical prowess.

The lucky fans’ names? John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, a.k.a. The Force Awakens lead characters Finn and Rey. On Wednesday, the actors posted Instagram photos of their visit to Williams’ world.

Boyega posted a selfie with “The man himself John Williams!” and added, “I watched him make magic today. The music is EPIC!” The rest of us will have to wait a few more weeks to hear Williams’ score for The Force Awakens. The film opens Dec. 18, and the soundtrack hits stores the same day.

JOHN WILLIAMS!!!!!!!!!!!! Today is incredible ??????????????????

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10.28.2015

We have added some new personal photos of Daisy wth friends and family (found by fans on various social media accounts) to the gallery!

10.24.2015

Daisy Ridley posed with her character’s stamp from the Royal Mail’s new Star Wars collection at the recent event in London. Eighteen stamps have been issued to celebrate Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, featuring nine iconic characters from the Star Wars saga films and three from the upcoming release.

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Emperor Palpatine, Boba Fett and a stormtrooper feature on the first-class stamps, illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween.

In a nod to the hotly anticipated seventh film, new characters Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) have also received their own stamp.

A miniature sheet with six vehicles and spaceships from the series, set against the landscape of the Death Star, has also been released.

The stamps are available at www.royalmail.com/starwars and from 8,000 Post Office branches across the UK.