Daisy Ridley On Fame And How She 'Hated' Her First Performance In 'Star Wars'
The world is anxiously awaiting the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. As we have a little over a month to go, fans have been teased with exciting spoilers about the film. The latest installment in the Star Wars universe will pick up from where the previous film, The Force Awakens, left off. With new comer, Rey, training under Jedi master and legend, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamil).
One of the biggest and mysterious story lines in the latest Star Wars trilogy is Rey's identity. There has been speculation that Rey's parentage will be revealed in The Last Jedi, which will finally answer the question if Rey is a Skywalker, Palpatine, or even a Solo.
Rey is portrayed by the lovely and talented, Daisy Ridley, who, like her character, was a newcomer to the entertainment world. She immediately shot to stardom after taking on the role of the bounty hunter/jedi-in-training. Many of us who saw Ridley in action thought the actress was flawless playing the lead character. Ridley, however, has a different take on how she felt playing Rey for the first time.
'I didn't think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that. 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," the 25 year old actress stated.
The Murder on The Oriental Express actress also spoke on how the late Carrie Fisher, who portrays General Leia Organa, helped her accept the unexpected fame and reassured her of her confidence.
"That was wonderful. At work, you're normal. You're not the anomaly, unlike in other situations," the actress said speaking on Fisher's advice.
The Last Jedi also stars Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Andy Serkis, and Domhnall Gleeson. Driver plays the film's main antagonist, Kylo Ren (born Ben Solo), who has been seduced by the dark side and now serves under the strange leader, Snoke. Mark Hamill's character, Luke, will struggle with facing his former protege and nephew as the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.
In an interview with Vogue last month, Ridley also spoke on her struggle portraying her character and the responsibility carrying on a legacy that has spawned over thirty decades.
"Understand the scale, the actress said Director J.J. Abrams relayed to her. "This is not a role in a movie. This is a religion for people. It changes things on a level that is inconceivable."
The film is set to premiere in theater Dec. 15, 2017.
Check out the latest trailer of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi below.