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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.

11.24.2015

Empire magazine has just released images of there new The Force Awakens covers! There are 6 different covers Featurning Finn, Kylo Ren, Rey, Han Solo and Chewbacca, Captain Phasma, and Poe Dameron. These hit newsstands on November 26th! We have added Daisy’s HQ cover to the image gallery …

11.18.2015

We have added x124 screencaps of Daisy behind the scenes with Mark Seliger for her ELLE magazine cover photoshoot. You can also watch the video below! You can pick up the December issue of ELLE, on newsstands nationwide NOW, scans to follow!

11.17.2015

We ave added the STAR WARS feature scans from Entertainment Weekly to the gallery …

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

11.10.2015

With the arrival of Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley is about to go from unknown to intergalactic icon. Writer (and fanboy) Seth Plattner meets the new girl on fire for ELLE’s December issue cover story, on newsstands nationwide November 17.

British actress Daisy Ridley is only 23, but the maelstrom that is building around her is nearly 40 years in the making. On December 18, Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens will hit planet Earth, heralding the most anticipated sequel since the New Testament. Landing a role in the long-awaited new installment in the epic about that galaxy far, far away would be a game changer for any actress. This is Star Wars, after all—the more than $4.5 billion–grossing, six-film saga that has perhaps the cultiest following in the history of all that is geeky and cinematic (in a 2001 worldwide census, 500,000 people listed “Jedi Knight” as their official religion).

But for Ridley, The Force Awakens is not only her first multizillion-dollar tentpole studio extravaganza: It’s her first movie. Ever. And with due respect to Princess Leia and Queen Amidala, this is no damsel role, nor is it that of supportive sidekick to the guys who are really driving the Millennium Falcon. If the rampant fan speculation on the hundreds of Reddit, StarWars.com, and TheForce.net message boards—along with the whispers out of Hollywood—is true, Ridley’s character, Rey, will be the first female protagonist in the series’ four-decade history.

Here, in an excerpt from ELLE’s December cover story, four reasons Daisy Ridley is ready to take on Rey:

1. SHE’S DONE THE PREP.
The diet—”lots of fish, legumes, and spirulina shakes,” Ridley says—and three months of grueling training: five hours a day, five days a week at the gym plus stunt practice at London’s Pinewood studios. “It became my solace,” she says of a fitness schedule she’s largely maintained in order to stay in Rey shape for reshoots, as well as the next, soon-to-film sequel in the series. “Because it’s the only thing structured in my life right now. Training is sort of a therapy session, I guess.”

2. SHE CAN KEEP A SECRET.
“I couldn’t tell any of my friends,” she continues. “I told my mum and my sisters— then my sister told her boyfriend, and my mum told her friend. I was like, ‘Great, guys—you are great.'”

3. SHE’S PREPARED TO DIE FOR THE PART.
“We were told about this scorpion in Abu Dhabi that, if it stabbed you, you needed treatment within half an hour,” Ridley recalls with a laugh. “There was this bit where I was lying in the sand, and if a scorpion got me, the nearest hospital was an hour away. So I was like, I could die right now. I could be dead in half an hour.” Knowing that, she still stayed there for as long as the scene took, displaying a grit that will come in handy when, as [Harrison] Ford puts it, “the whole world’s coming at her.”

4. SHE’S READY TO BE A NEW KIND OF ROLE MODEL.
“[Rey is] so strong. She’s cool and smart and she can look after herself. Young girls can look at her and know that they can wear trousers if they want to,” Ridley promises. “That they don’t have to show off their bodies.”

To find how Ridley got the part, what it was really like behind-the-scenes, and why J.J. Abrams knew Daisy could be “the face of the new Star Wars,” pick up the December issue of ELLE, on newsstands nationwide November 17.

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