Star Wars: The Force Awakens is considered one of the most successful movies in the history of filmmaking, and to be part of it is a huge honor for any actor.
For newcomer Daisy Ridley, being part of the newest Star Wars installment has made a huge impact on her career and her life. In an interview with Cinemablend, Ridley admitted that she did not understand why people are crazy over the film before she took on the role of the female heroine, Rey, and witnessed Star Wars convention this year.
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“It’s weird for me. It didn’t really have a huge impact on my life – obviously now it does. Being behind [the curtain] and hearing the screams for J.J. [Abrams] and Kathy [Kennedy], I was like, ‘Oh my goodness." Stepping out on stage, this wave of love – this intense love,” Daisy Ridley described her experience with the fans of the movie. She continued, “And that’s the wonderful thing. Even the baddies, people love them in a really pure way. And the people who love the goodies don’t hate the people who love the baddies… it’s just all this wonderful thing! And to be a part of that, the energy in that room. Amazing.”
Daisy Ridley Speaks Of Her First Experience With Meeting Star Wars Fans
Ridley admitted she could not believe how the movie has influenced many people from the moment it first hit the theaters up until now with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actress believes it will continue to grow and touch the lives of future generations. Meanwhile, Star Wars fanatics took to Twitter to ask The Force Awakens cast anything they wanted to know about the movie. One Twitter user asked what lessons his young daughter will learn from the movie.
Daisy Ridley, a.k.a. Rey answered saying “try and do the right thing, always.”
The Force Awakens will be shown in theaters Friday, December 18.