The 28-year-old actress who plays the lead heroine in the new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy talks about the downside of being in one of the biggest movie franchises in Hollywood.
AceShowbiz –Daisy Ridley has been left scared by “Star Wars” fans turning up at her house.
The 28-year-old actress became a household name when she was cast as Rey in the most recent “Star Wars” trilogy and, although she had the “best time” making the movies, she admitted such a high-profile role brought with it a lot of unwanted attention.
She told Tatler magazine, “Star Wars was ‘This Thing.’ And then it was ‘This Thing That Came to an End.’ It hasn’t always been easy.”
“There are things (about being in Star Wars) I don’t like talking about, because it’s not the good side. People turn up at your doorstep, that’s scary.”
“And I’ve been followed, that’s a bit ‘woah.’ But in terms of the actual experience?”
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“I had the best time. And now I’m out of it, I feel like I want to work really hard and honour the decision of the people that cast me.”
The star went on to admit she will always be baffled as to why she was chosen for the role.
She said, “I just think there will always be a question, ‘why was it me? That will always be there. Why me?’ “
However, she’s reached a point where she needs to stop questioning her success and just accept her luck was in.
She added, “I know there were a thousand other actresses who could have done it. I guess ultimately it came to a point where I decided I have to be OK with this.”
“I got this magical piece of luck. The stars aligned. I have to be OK with the amazing chance. That’s it.”
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