Daisy Ridley Interview for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. Exclusive.
Her name suggests a heroine from a Jane Austen tome. Well minus her exotic middle moniker, that is. Because on her passport, she’s known as Daisy Jazz Ridley. “It’s cool, isn’t it,” she gushes. “I’m quite proud of it. Although I remember telling a friend in school and he was like, ‘Oh yea, and what, your brother’s middle name is Musical Theatre.’”
Going from a bit part in Casualty to overnight supernova success with The Force Awakens, it’s nice to see Ridley, 25, has held on to her charming deprecating nature. Her cut-glass vowels are still in check and she exercises an impish, infectious vulnerability and pomp in her speech. But what remains is an ever-present gratitude for her good fortune.