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‘Star Wars’ actress Daisy Ridley explains how finishing ‘Rise of Skywalker’ helped her mental health

Daisy Ridley said she didn’t get a lot of roles after ‘Rise of Skywalker’

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

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“Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley didn’t get many roles after she completed “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which, she said, might have been good for her mental health.

What’s happening?

Ridley recently spoke with Entertainment Weeklyabout her post-”Star Wars”career. She said she didn’t receive a lot of new opportunities, which allowed her to take a much-needed break from the film franchise.

It was so sad to finish (‘Star Wars’). When the film was released ... it was such a huge chapter. And, weirdly, the past few months of not having much. … Obviously now it’s really nice to be working, but not having much (at the time) I feel like I processed the last five years. To be forced to slow down, it was good mentally for me because (‘Star Wars’ was) a big thing in my life. 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.’

So what roles has Ridley received?

Per GameRant, Ridley got a voiceover job for a woman in the Xbox and PC game “Twelve Minutes.” She has also been cast in a new film called “The Ice Beneath Her,” which is a crime thriller.

She will appear in “Chaos Walking” with Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”