The actress says she didn't know what she was getting herself into.
Though she was met with universal acclaim and respect following her debut in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' as Rey, Daisy Ridley was never a fan of the original performance she gave. In fact, she says that the pressure of filming the franchise's eighth episode, subtitled 'The Last Jedi' was partly because of just how much has changed in the behind-the-scenes process, and her memories of the 2015 flick.
Daisy Ridley in upcoming flick 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Whilst we saw Rey developing a close kinship with John Boyega's character Finn, the two will be split apart for 'The Last Jedi', as Rey goes out in search of the exiled Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill); a man who's happy living in solitude and less than impressed to be bothered.
The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's 83-year-old classic whodunit, this lavish, star-studded film is old-style entertainment. Director-star Kenneth Branagh lets the story unfold with attention to detail while filling the screen with eye-catching images, from the spectacular mountain settings to the opulent costumes. And while the story is too familiar to stir up too much suspense, it's played with a strong sense of emotional resonance. And the moral question is provocative.
The Orient Express sets off from 1934 Istanbul with a colourful collection of passengers. A last-minute addition is noted detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh), who has just solved a thorny mystery in Jerusalem and is now heading to London. Even though he shouldn't be working, he begins to weigh up the odd collection of passengers around him, including a gangster (Johnny Depp), countess (Judi Dench), widow (Michelle Pfeiffer), governess (Daisy Ridley), maid (Olivia Colman), salesman (Wille Dafoe), assistant (Josh Gad), butler (Derek Jacobi) and doctor (Leslie Odom Jr.). Then in the middle of the night, one of them is violently murdered. And when the train becomes lodged in a snowdrift, Poirot has the time to dig further into each person's clearly suspicious back-story.
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The actress hopes the fans will "enjoy that moment".
Before the year comes to its conclusion, 'Star Wars' fans will be gifted the next entry into the episodic movie series in the form of 'The Last Jedi', and it looks as if we'll be finding out a lot more about Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her parentage. In fact, if Ridley's recent comments are anything to go by, there will be a standout "moment" in the film that allows for a big reveal.
Daisy Ridley as Rey in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Rey was first introduced in 2015's return to the franchise, 'The Force Awakens', and instantly became a fan-favourite thanks to Ridley's brilliant performance. From the moment she hit the big screen, there were rumours and theories about how she may be related to some of the other big names that have helped bring such success to the movie series, but nothing has ever been confirmed.
Peter Rabbit (James Corden) is a naughty little critter, easily identifiable by his little blue jacket. His favourite activity in the world is eating vegetables, and more often than not that involves sneaking into the garden of the often exasperated Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson). He takes his friends along with him - some of which you'll definitely recognise from Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle the hedgehog to Mr. Tod the fox - and together they have a whale of a time with an all-you-can-eat buffet of lettuce, carrots and tomatoes.
When Mr. McGregor returns home one day to find his garden ransacked and his house littered with leftovers, he thinks things couldn't get any worse. That is until he realises that there are a load of anthropomorphic animals hiding in his furniture. By the looks of things, he's not the furious farmer we read about in the original story - rather one of Peter's poor victims. But we'll soon discover what happens to the rebellious buck, and whether or not he learns his lesson about stealing from people's gardens.
Beatrix Potter's world famous children's characters have been brought to life in this wonderful CGI / live action comedy 'Peter Rabbit'. Directed by the Golden Globe nominated Will Gluck ('Friends with Benefits', 'Easy A', 'Annie'), who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Rob Lieber ('Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'), the film is based on the original 1902 story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' - with a humorous modern twist, of course.
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Daisy Ridley at the Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics' 'The Eagle Huntress'. Daisy provides the narration on the film. The premiere was held at Pacific Theaters, the Grove, Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 19th October 2016
We need more young stars like her.
Sometimes a star arises who is just absolutely necessary as a role model for young girls and boys. The latest is Daisy Ridley, who recently took to Instagram to share a very important, very genuine message about self-esteem and the truth about the effort but into the shots that raise beauty expectations for people everywhere.
Never change Daisy Ridley
We are loving the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star right now. Sure, there's plenty of stars out there promoting body confidence (look at Demi Lovato, Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham etc.), but Daisy Ridley has hit us right where it matters several times recently. So here's a list of reasons why we love her, and why you should too:
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'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Spectre' were also big winners.
Just when you thought film awards season was over, the 2016 Jameson Empire Awards rolled in last night (March 20th 2016) to heap some much deserved praise on the epic of the year 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'; a film which didn't manage to land an Oscar and wasn't even recognised at the Golden Globes in spite of its enormous appeal.
Daisy Ridley wins for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
The film won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, beating 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2', 'Jurassic World', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'The Martian'. However, it was beaten to Best Film (presented by Sky Movies) over all by Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant'. It also lost out on Best Costume Design to 'Mad Max: Fury Road', which was another major winner at the awards show when it also landed Best Soundtrack.
Continue reading: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Steals The Show At 2016 Empire Awards
If she's not a 'real woman', we don't know who is.
In a world where people are trying to break down beauty stereotypes and body-shaming, seeing a celebrity get criticized because of their slender frame seems rather pathetic. As much as women and girls are being encouraged to love themselves no matter what they weigh, some people like Daisy Ridley are scorned simply because they happen to have model-esque figures.
Daisy Ridley gives inspiring speech against body-shamers
Most people are praising the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star for embodying such a powerful female figure on screen, but one person used that image of Rey to take aim at her body in a scathing Instagram post. The image featured a speech bubble above Rey's head reading: 'I can't believe the unrealistic expectations I'm setting for young girls. Who cast me anyway? Don't they know real women have curves?'
Continue reading: Daisy Ridley Brings Out Her Inner Rey To Blast Body-Shamers
The list features 300 people in 10 categories, ranging from the arts to technology.
Musicians Hozier and Adele and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega are among those named by Forbes magazine in their first ever list of the 30 most influential Europeans under 30. The magazine selected 30 people from 10 different categories to make up the lists, which were complied by a panel of experts in each particular field.
Hozier has been named one of Forbes 30 most influential Europeans under 30.
"Researching, vetting and launching our first ever 30 Under 30 Europe list was an incredible task," said Randall Lane, editor of Forbes. "We scoured the continent to find the most talented millennials and, with the help of our expert judges, are proud to honour 300 of the most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars in Europe right now.”
Not much has been given away about Daisy Ridley's character Rey but here she takes some time out to chat about her character. As well as being incredibly strong and heroic, there's also a simpler side to the character that really made the role quite nuanced. Daisy says that it wasn't what she expected and she thinks might just surprise fans too.
When talking about her responsibility to take on and become such a huge part of Star Wars she says that she hopes it'll please the old fans but equally hopes it'll appeal to a younger audience who might not have already become immersed in the series.
Watch the full interview to hear much more.
Fisher warned the newcomer about the dangers of losing control of her image.
The female lead of the original Star Wars movies has given some sage advice to the star of the new ones, as Carrie Fisher interviewed newcomer Daisy Ridley. The Princess Leia actress, now 59, has warned 23 year old Ridley not to let herself be dressed in any gold bikinis for the movies!
In an exchange for Interview Magazine’s November edition, Fisher asked the newbie if she was prepared to be the object of the sexual fantasies of millions of Star Wars fans around the world when The Force Awakens opens in cinemas in December.
Daisy Ridley, star of 'The Force Awakens'
Date of birth
10th April, 1992
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