Daisy Ridley: "Star Wars" Newbie Gets Advice from "Star Wars" Legend, Carrie Fisher

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Daisy Ridley may be new to Star Wars, but she received some advice recently from a Star Wars legend. Carrie Fisher, known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, chatted with her The Force Awakens costar during a conversation with Interview magazine.

"It's hard to date once you're a big Star Wars star because you don't want to give people the ability to say, 'I had sex with Princess Leia,'" Carrie told Daisy Ridley, adding that she may want to brace herself for the price of instant fame.

"Oh, you're going to have people have fantasies about you! That will make you uncomfortable, I’m guessing," she added.

Daisy Ridley has already been called a sex symbol, but she's not sure how to handle that.

"They always talk about how you're a sex symbol, and how do I feel about that," she said, laughing, "I'm not a sex symbol!"

Carrie Fisher warns Daisy Ridley against wearing a slave outfit, too. Princess Leia's gold bikini from Return of the Jedi was what she considers her slave outfit.

"You should fight for your outfit. Don't be a slave like I was. You keep fighting against that slave outfit," she said.

"All right, I'll fight," Daisy replied.

Daisy Ridley no doubt enjoyed the advice she got from the Star Wars icon. She said she views Carrie Fisher as a role model.

"People have been asking me about crushes out of the original film, and I say you every time," Daisy said. "They were like, 'Is there anyone you particularly look up to?'
And I'm like, 'Well, Carrie, obviously. You're a kick-ass woman."

"I'm your predecessor, I think," Carrie Fisher mused.

"Exactly," Daisy said. "You paved the way for all the girls."

Are you looking forward to seeing Daisy Ridley alongside Carrie Fisher when Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.