7 things we learned about Daisy Ridley from her ‘Vogue’ cover debut
You might not know Daisy Ridley beyond her role in the Star Wars universe but that has, and will most definitely continue, to change—especially if a Vogue appearance has anything to do with it.
The young English actress makes her debut on the magazine’s cover this month, and while she stays pretty mum about anything regarding The Last Jedi, she does share a bit about herself.
1. Ridley had no idea that she was auditioning for Rey
Ridley remembers auditioning several times over seven months—each time, until the final reading, she was given a fake script. It wasn’t until she was offered the job that she understood the size of the role. “When I read the full script,” she says, “I was like, ‘Holy shit.’”
2. She’s making her way through classic literature.
Currently, she’s reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë
3. Carrie Fisher once gave her dating advice
It was Fisher who warned her that it was hard to date once you became a Star Wars star, “because you don’t want to give people the ability to say ‘I had sex with Princess Leia.’”
4. Ridley knows all the words to this classic Eminem song
5. She started therapy to deal with the sudden fame
She started therapy (“I went and saw a lovely lady,” as she puts it), and she realized that [her identity] was disappearing. “I felt like I was sort of reducing myself because I was so worried that people would recognize me,” she explains. Then she thought, “You know what? I want to dance through life. I don’t want to scuttle.”
6. She misses home a lot, but in particular, sleeping on the sofa
“I love going to sleep on the sofa with the sound of my parents talking in the background,” she replies. “That’s literally what I miss.”
7. She has a tattoo in honor of her family
This latest is on the side of her torso, and it’s the most intricate. Inked by the L.A. tattoo artist Dr. Woo, it represents, at Ridley’s request, “the solidity of my family within all of the other craziness that goes on.” The result Dr. Woo came up with was a symbol: a star within a cyclone.