Ahead of her new album of duets, launching in August, pop superstar Barbra Streisand released a video of herself performing along with The Dark Knight Rises’s Anne Hathaway and Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s Daisy Ridley.
You can check it out above. In the video, the trio perform “At the Ballet” from A Chorus Line. The revelation came after Ridley posted a photo of the two to Instagram back in March, teasing more details to come.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.
Prince’s William and Harry battled with lightsabers and hugged a Wookie on the set of the next “Star Wars” movie on Tuesday. The royal brothers were given a tour of the Pinewood Studios set in England by British actress Daisy Ridley, who plays heroine Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
During the visit they met Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, and other cast and characters including Chewbacca and BB-8.
Kensington Palace said Tuesday’s visit was to salute the British creative talent involved in the “Star Wars” films, which have used British studios, actors, craftspeople and technicians since the 1970s.
Actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley spoke to reporters about meeting Prince William and Prince Harryon the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII at Pinewood Studios.
Are you excited to hear Daisy Ridley as Taeko and Dev Patel as Toshio in Only Yesterday next week? Ridley spoke about how she felt about the film in a short video interview with GKIDS, and commented on the progressiveness of it, even today:
For a film to center on a woman in the ’60s and ’80s, and have been already released 25 years ago and with cinema still being where it is today with people not being represented right…is very exciting.
The Studio Ghibli movie first came out in 1991 (it’s older than Ridley!), and its themes about country life, coming-of-age, and female childhood made it the highest grossing domestic movie in Japan that year. The story resonated largely with the audience in the face of the financial crisis, conformist attitudes, and the state of Japanese agriculture. All these factors might make you think United States viewers may find Only Yesterday dated, or not relatable, but Ridley thinks there’s something in there for everyone:
It’s funny because I guess Ghibli films, a lot of the time, are fantastical and everything–but the human stories are so human. They are what so many people around the world can identify with. I think the reason this is such a loved film and will continue to be so is because it doesn’t feel foreign. It feels exactly right, like, you know, ‘how do you make you dreams come true’ and stuff like that and, I guess, you live. You go day-to-day, try new things, and you meet new people, and eventually you’ll kind of end up where you should be, so I think anyone around the world–girl, boy, young or old goes through transitional periods of self-discovery and because of that this film will speak to everybody.
Only Yesterday is opening nationwide February 26th. You can also view screencaps, here.
Last night, a short clip was released to announce production has begun on the hotly anticipated Star Wars Episode VIII, showing both Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley as they come face-to-face on an island (a scene that was seen at the end of Episode VII!)
The scene is interrupted by a man in sun glasses sitting behind a camera who says, ‘Cut!’ The man is Rian Johnson, who is the director of the next Star Wars film says, ‘Beautiful’ and then an image of the number VIII is seen in bright yellow type over a starry scape. Then again the crew is shown, there are over a dozen. The director announced: ‘Ladies and gentleman welcome to Episode VIII.’ The crowd roars.
Filming for Episode VIII started on Monday at Pinewood Studios in London, according to StarWars.com You can watch the clip below, and we added two screencap stills of Daisy, here.
The beautiful Daisy Ridley was on on Live! with Kelly and Michael earlier this morning. Check out the video and x241 screencaps below…
A nice long interview with Fanpage.it with Daisy Ridley…