In New ‘Star Wars,’ Daisy Ridley and John Boyega Brace for Galactic Fame

9 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Daisy Ridley stuns in striking sophisticated suit as she joins co-stars at Star Wars: The Force Awakens event in South Korea.

But there was nothing tatty about Daisy Ridley as she appeared alongside her co-stars for a Star Wars: The Force Awakens press conference in Seoul, South Korea. The brunette beauty has already charmed her way into the hearts of fans after she posted her emotional reaction to viewing the first trailer of the upcoming film. Abrams and continues the interstellar saga of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo some 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi” (1983), is also a launching pad for two young actors who are barely half as old as the “Star Wars” franchise itself. Before landing the role of Rey following an intense five-audition process, Daisy had appeared in numerous British TV shows including ITV’s Mr Selfridge, Silent Witness and Casualty.

Daisy Ridley, who plays a mysterious scavenger named Rey, and John Boyega, who plays a disaffected stormtrooper named Finn, are among the new heroes of “The Force Awakens” and are bracing themselves for the biggest roles of their careers. The casting has transformed the 23-year-old’s life and she recently revealed she sought help from fellow Brit actress Emma Watson on how to approach her new-found fame. Selfridge.” Now, in these excerpts from recent interviews at a Midtown hotel restaurant, they discuss how they are getting ready for worldwide visibility and making their marks on a multibillion-dollar franchise that until now has not had much use for nonwhite, nonmale leads. Films will be shown in chronological order starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace and anyone can apply to enter, so long as you’re aged 21 and over and live in one of the 13 states with an Alamo cinema.

The winner will receive the grand prize of a seven-year pass to Alamo cinemas across the states, a selection of Star Wars Mondo poster prints, 2015 and 2016 Topps Star Wars Card Reader cards and a ceremony to name a cinema seat after them. Similar contests have been undertaken before, notably three years ago when two Californians broke the global record for watching the most hours of television in one go. She was probably thinking, “How on earth are you here?” My birthday was the hardest, because I was exhausted, the training was intense and I had to sit around with other people. J. was just like, “I loved ‘Attack the Block,’ and I’d love to get you in something.” Mind you, at the time, everybody was saying that to me. I would have thought, “Oh, maybe there’s an active agenda there.” It looked like they were just trying to look for the best actors for the parts.

He told me straight up, “You’re the new star of ‘Star Wars.’” They’re from a Nigerian culture that has no interest in spaceships and all that nonsense. It’s Hollywood’s fault, for letting this get so far, that when a black person or a female, or someone from a different cultural group is cast in a movie, we have to have debates as to whether they’re placed there just to meet a [quota].

I also understand, on the flip side, where these other mentalities will arise. “He’s just placed there for political correctness.” I don’t hear you guys saying that when Brad Pitt is there.

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