Prior to her role as Rey in the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise; Daisy Ridley had only appeared in a few minor television roles. However, since the announcement of her role; she has shot to fame. In honor of the home video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here are five interesting facts about Daisy Ridley.
- She’s Not an Uberfan of Star Wars
Although Daisy admits she isn’t up-to-date on all things Star Wars; she has jumped on the bandwagon and is now working hard to further her film knowledge.
- Ridley Can Keep a Secret
While she may have wanted to scream it from the mountain tops, it was months before the English actress was able to tell anyone she landed the starring role.
- There Is Plenty of Sisterly Love
Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley is the youngest of five girls, with her sister Kika-Rose Ridley being the most widely known as a model for Models 1. Daisy and Kika-Rose are very similar in appearance; and if you didn’t know better, you’d swear they were twins.
- She Performed Her Own Stunts
To get in shape for her role, the 23 year old London native trained for up to five times a week.
- Ridley Loves to Sing
In fact, during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; J.J. Abrams bet Ridley she couldn’t go an entire day without singing. She lost.