Daisy Ridley is a British actress who landed the leading role in the new Star Wars Movie The Force Awakens. She is beautiful, smart, funny and proud to be the kick-ass woman in the Force Awakens that will be in theaters in just a matter of days. She had no idea how important her character was going to be and said that had she of known it would have been overwhelming to her. When she describes her character she says she can see a bit of Han in her, a bit of Leia in her and a bit of Luke. She is a pilot, a strong female and comes from a humble beginning. She also goes on to say that her strong character should bring new fans.
Perhaps people that haven’t been able to relate so much before. I wasn’t a huge Star Wars fan before, so I’m hoping that with, the fact that I’m as excited as I am, I hope that other people can feel that. And perhaps feel like this is something that they can now come on board to if they haven’t already felt that.
More About How Daisy Feels About Her Character Rey
Obviously I see a lot of myself in her. Because it’s me playing her. I quite like myself as a person. I think everyone can be hard on themselves but I think all too often people are far too hard on themselves and it’s not celebrated enough that people can actually enjoy themselves. But all of the qualities I think maybe I possess in small things I think Rey has in greater amounts.
So I like to think I’m kind of brave but she’s far braver. I like to think I try and do the right thing but she far exceeds that. So I think she’s kind of like a- she’s not polished and she’s not- she’s nuanced and I think that’s why she’s so brilliant and so relatable. But she’s far more of anything I think I could ever be. I guess because of her circumstances and the fact that she’s not real, I don’t know. Um, but brave and- and honest and, uh, and open.
Like I hate lying. I’m a very open person, and she’s open to everything that’s going around her, even though it scares her, even though, uh, it makes her feel like she wants to run. She kind of plows on, so I hope I have those qualities.
Daisy also said she had no idea how huge Star Wars was and that there were so many fans. It wasn’t until she was at her first conference that she realized there were so many. She was surprised that so many people were there just to see information about the next Star Wars movie. Her response surprised me, I guess being a fan I just assumed everyone knew that Star Wars was huge. Yet she is excited to be a doll and knows what color light saber she would have. She would have a Disco colored light saber that didn’t do any harm.
During our interview with her she talked about her audition process and reading with John Boyega. She said that her audition process was very long and she put a lot of pressure on herself. She said that at first she didn’t think she was doing a good job but J. J. Abrams must have seen something in her. At her last audition she said she really felt good about it, and even if she didn’t get the part she showed him that she was talented. She was really excited to get the part and she was cast slightly before John. She wasn’t allowed to tell John while reading with him as he was still auditioning. And she went on to say that she was so pleased that he got the part.
And finally she tells us what she thought about seeing the movie.
……after I finished watching the film….it was far more complex and like- like watching the trailer, I felt an overwhelming sense of oh my god, look at what I’m part of, all of the work that’s gone into this, is just incredible. Thousands of people and time and energy and love has gone into this thing and that was really the beginning. We had seen the teasers but it was really like obviously the beginning of that…. so watching the film, I kind of thought I’d be like that and it kind of wasn’t. I enjoyed it. But watching myself was very odd, really odd. And I was talking to Harrison, Harrison said he still doesn’t like watching himself. So I’m like if he doesn’t, it’s all right that I don’t- ……….after like an hour we all kind of sat around having a chat and then I got in the car and just wept the whole way to the airport. But I didn’t quite know why. You know, when you sat there and you’re like, uh, god I can’t imagine being a mother.
People say the emotions get more, I’m going to be so emotional. ……you’re like fine and then suddenly you’re like and it like hits you and the tears come and- and you don’t know why you’re doing it. And then it kind of settles again and then you remember that you were, oh, it was just like that. And then the ten-hour plane journey home. It was like I would sleep and then I would wake up and I’d be panicky. It was, um, it was really weird. It was like so much more than, um, watching the trailer. But the overwhelming sense is the same. I’m still so incredibly pleased to be part of it….And I still can’t believe I’m part of it. And that this is a thing and that people are going to enjoy this that much. But, um, I still grapple with the fact that that it is happening.
So the movie is going to probably make us cry. Well, I know me and that I’ll get teary eyed watching Star Wars The Force Awakens.