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Daisy Ridley is one of the fastest-rising stars in Hollywood, her career as an actress skyrocketed when she was cast as the lead character of ray in the epic star wars sequel trilogy since then she has had steady roles including one in the star-studded remake of murder on the orient express as well as lending. Her voice to cottontail in the retelling of the famous children’s story peter rabbit.
Though she understandably seeks to keep some parts of her personal life private the actress is still happy to open up about her career and share many interesting tidbits about herself and interviews.
10 Facts About Daisy Ridley
10 She Went To Boarding School
Her interest in the performing arts has been a lifelong passion at a young age. Daisy Ridley won a scholarship to tring park school for the performing arts a boarding school that specialized in preparing students for life and entertainment, her love for the performing arts only increased during her time at the school.
9 She Dropped out of University
It seems to be a common occurrence among celebrities to go to college and not finish like a lot of other celebrities who just wanted to follow their dreams. Daisy Ridley dropped out of college before she got a degree she studied classical civilization at the Birkbeck University of London however she eventually decided to quit school and pursue acting full-time.
8 She Used To Be A Bartender
Before she rose to fame after scoring the role of the female lead in the star wars sequel trilogy. Ridley was working as a bartender at two different bars in London she once said
“Not to float my own boat, but I’m a really good bartender.”
She got to show off her skills at the star wars wrap party when she jumped behind the bar to help make drinks for the staff.
7 She Auditioned Four Times Before Being Cast As Rey
On star wars, the force awakens despite being considerably unknown in her acting career. Daisy Ridley blew the producers away with her emotional audition for the starring role of Rey a force-sensitive scavenger. Ridley was called back four times to read for the part but her work was never a disappointment she said
“I had four or five auditions over seven months, and it was a very emotional time. My first few auditions really didn’t feel good, but my last audition suddenly felt like something clicked.”
“You’re so desperate to get a role, but I felt like even if I didn’t get it, I did a good job, I’d done myself proud.”
She found out that she had gotten the role in early 2014 and a few months later it was publicly announced.
6 She’s Also Done Voice Acting
Daisy Ridley is open to all kinds of acting and that includes voice acting. She has lent her voice to a few roles including the 2016 English dubbed version of the Japanese animated movie “only yesterday” and 2018’s “peter rabbit.” She has lent her voice to narration as well as one of her biggest voice acting jobs was for the eagle huntress apparently, it’s a lot harder than it looks even harder than regular acting as it was more tedious recording just a few minutes of her voice could take hours.
5 She Can Sing
Besides her amazing acting skills, Daisy Ridley is a great singer in 2016, she performed with barbara Streisand and dan Hathaway for the album encore movie partners sing broadway, she is featured on the song at the ballet which was from the musical a chorus line ridley admits that she doesn’t think, she can sing well at all but after listening to her sing with Streisand we are pretty impressed.
4 She Got Her First Tattoo When She Was15
Though they are hidden in a majority of her roles. Daisy Ridley sports several small tattoos the first of which she got when she was only 15 years old the three stars stenciled onto her foot was the first of the actress’s discreet ink this was followed by the peace sign behind her ear and an alchemy symbol on her high upper thigh.
3 She Quit Social Media
Back in 2016, Daisy Ridley experienced a lot of harsh criticism when she posted about anti-gun violence on her Instagram. She received so much backlash about the post that she felt like she needed to delete her account and take a step back soon after she also left Facebook. She told BuzzFeed News in an interview that she vowed never to return adding that her relationship to social media is cut off like a skywalker limb.
2 She Suffers From Endometriosis
Daisy Ridley revealed that she suffers from endometriosis and was diagnosed with the disease when she was just 15 years old, in 2016 when the star had her Instagram account she told her fans in a long post about suffering from endometriosis and how it made her feel self-conscious she also gave women who are suffering solid advice on taking care of themselves first.
1 She Doesn’t Like Taking Selfies With Fans
Any high profile star might feel obligated to take photos with their fans, but if Daisy Ridley can avoid it, she will according to the list, ridley does not want fans to take it personally, but she avoids taking photos because she likes the little privacy she can have in 2017. She told radio times
“I find the whole taking pictures thing weird. I’d prefer to have a conversation than someone asking for a picture, but I guess people feel the need to prove they’ve had an interaction through social media.”
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