Jan 02, 2016 09:23 AM EST By James Bendijo

Daisy Ridley News: 7 Things To Know About The 'Star Wars' Actress

Some unknown facts about 'Star Wars' actress Daisy Ridley .

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  • Daisy Ridley has become one of the most famous names in the movie industry today after her successful stint in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

    Currently, the 23-year-old actress is the apple of the eye of some avid fans. Many are also calling her the next "Star Wars" crush after Carrie Fisher and Natalie Portman.

    But before her rise to fame, Ridley was an unknown to "Star Wars" fans and to the whole movie industry. She was even involved on weird roles on small projects before landing the major role on the famous space opera movie.

    To give fans a deeper look on the actress' life before seeing her as Rey in the silver screen, here are some interesting facts about Daisy Ridley.
  • Daisy revealed that she was fired from her first job. Back when she was working for a short film, she was told not to come back.
  • Daisy's first acting gig was a commercial. She described it as "eating a pork pie in a way that has never seen anyone so happy."
  • In 2013, Daisy appeared on an interactive app called Lifesaver. She was showing procedures on how to perform CPR and other life-saving methods.
  • Knowing that J.J. Abrams and crew were looking for an unknown, Daisy got the feeling that she would get "Star Wars" role.
  • In preparing for her "Star Wars" role, Daisy had a diet consisting of fish, legumes, and spirulina shakes. She also worked out in the gym for five days a week.
  • Daisy had a dangerous moment when sparks flew around her during the shooting of the film. As a result, her back was slightly burned.
  • At first, Daisy was not the biggest "Star Wars" fan because she is a girl. But according to her, she is now a fangirl of the space opera series.
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