‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ star Daisy Ridley reflects on life after ‘Star Wars’ in new interview
‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ star Daisy Ridley tries to live her life in a post-’Star Wars’ world.
“Star Wars” sequel trilogy star Daisy Ridley recently reflected on her post-“Star Wars” life in an interview with Tatler magazine.
What’s going on?
Ridley spoke with Tatler magazine about one year after the release of “Rise of Skywalker,” the concluding film in the Skywalker saga. She said she has tried to protect her personal life as she’s moved on from the franchise.
What I do know is that when I signed on to ‘Star Wars,’ there was nothing in my contract that said, ‘Your life will be talked about,’ she told Tatler magazine. It got to the point where I realized so much of my life was out there. People knew my mum’s name, my dad’s name, what my sisters do for a living. And I thought it would be nice to have something that’s for me, that isn’t for everybody else. I just thought I would keep that separate.
Ridley said she wouldn’t change her mind about portraying Rey in the series, though, since it gave inspiration to many young girls throughout the world, according to Us Weekly Magazine.
I know there were a thousand other actresses who could have done it, she said. 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.
How ‘Star Wars’ helped her
Ridley told Entertainment Weekly back in September that “Star Wars” and the pandemic led to her getting less opportunities to work, which allowed her to focus on her mental health, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.
Weirdly, at the beginning of the year nothing was coming through, she continues. I was like, ‘Aww! No one wants to employ me.’ Ridley later remarks how there were actually loads of things that I auditioned for at the beginning of the year and didn’t get any of them.
I had that moment ... then just thought ‘everything in its right time.’