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'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.

Being an industry newcomer who's a part of one of the biggest film franchises on the planet would be something major for anybody to tackle, and looking back has really taken its toll on Ridley.

Speaking whilst on the set of 'the Last Jedi' earlier this year with Elle, the actress explained: "I didn't think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that." Being without co-star  Boyega is something that's also weighed on her mind this time round.

She continued: "It’s not this big adventure that I’m on with John [unlike the first movie]. I was thinking I did the first one because I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into and I was having loads of fun, and suddenly I’m realising what this actually is, and I can’t f**king do this. I’m highly dramatic – so it’s all ‘oh my God’... Finally I was like ‘Oh yeah, this is working."

Admitting she's dramatic, we imagine the majority of 'Star Wars' fans will feel she's being too harsh about her performance in 'Force Awakens'. It was, after all, the film that catapulted her and the character of Rey into the hearts of the fandom. Whether she'll be pleased with her 'Last Jedi' performance remains to be seen, but we have a feeling the overarching legion of fans will be impressed all over again.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is set for release in UK cinemas on December 15, 2017, with 'Episode IX' scheduled to drop two years later in December 2019.