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10
Jul 2019
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Daisy Ridley On Social Media Silence, Fan Backlash, & Why This Is Just A Job

Daisy Ridley doesn’t particularly love having her picture taken. It may seem counterintuitive for someone who makes their living in front of a camera, but the truth is that the 27-year-old, who became a household name when she was cast as Rey in the current Star Wars trilogy just five years ago, visibly relaxes when the shoot part of the morning is over and we can just talk. It’s indicative of her relationship to “celebrity”; where others might use grander language to talk about the film industry, for Ridley, a set is her “workplace” and acting is her “job.” It’s a job she’s dedicated to, but she won’t let her status as an action figure, sci-fi icon, and Halloween costume dictate how much of her life she’s willing to share with the world.

“There is this massive expectation on actors to have a very loud voice,” she explains, curled up on a couch in the Bustle green room. As for how loud she wants to be? That’s something Ridley is “still figuring it out.”

For now, it seems that she’s eager to let the work speak for itself. In her first leading post-Rey role (she also appeared in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express and voiced a Beatrix Potter character in 2018’sPeter Rabbit), Ridley reinvents one of Shakespeare’s most tragic figures. Ophelia, now out in theaters and on digital and on demand,based on the novel by Lisa Klein, tells the story of Hamlet from the perspective of the Prince of Denmark’s doomed paramour — though in this version she’s not so doomed and not so passive, either.

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Jul 2019
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Ophelia is out now on digital and on demand!



27
Jun 2019
Events  •  By

For her final stop, Daisy visited the Tonight Show on June 26. Find pictures and videos below:


27
Jun 2019
Events  •  By

Ophelia‘ promotion tour continues as Daisy Ridley attended a special screening of the movie in New York on June 26. During the q&a, she was asked about further projects with JJ Abrams and mentionned A Woman Of No Importance! Glad to hear this one’s still in the works. Find pictures of the night in the gallery:

   

26
Jun 2019
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Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley is vowing never to return to social media, saying her use of Instagram and Facebook is forever “cut off like a Skywalker limb.”

The British star sat down with BuzzFeed News’ morning show AM to DM on Wednesday to discuss her role in Ophelia, a movie version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet told from that character’s perspective. But she also weighed in on a variety of other issues.

After she was first cast as Rey in the Star Wars films in 2014, Ridley said she found social media amplified critical voices who were mad that the sci-fi series was now focusing on a central woman character.

“I honestly think now with social media and stuff…it’s great to have freedom of expression, but I do feel like people think opinions have so much weight,” she told BuzzFeed News.

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26
Jun 2019
Events, Movie, Ophelia  •  By

On June 26, Daisy visited the Good Morning America studios in New-York in order to promote Ophelia. Find pictures of her arrival, during the show and the full interview below: