Daisy Ridley, 23, scored one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood, starring as Rey in the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, her road to Rey was not an easy one as she opens up to The Hollywood Reporter.
During her young acting career, Ridley faced plenty of rejection, yet an odd feeling – perhaps the force – convinced her to audition.
Something absolutely clicked during her audition process. Ridley was welcomed into a brilliant cast of actors and a world of Star Wars secrecy, which Ridley claims “doesn’t feel difficult”. What was difficult was her new protein-filled diet and attending three months of intensive training to achieve the physical appearance the character of Rey required. However, Rey is much more than strength.
Only a couple more weeks until we find out what extraordinary circumstances Rey will be going through.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18th.
To learn more about this rising star, check out the rest of the interview with The Hollywood Reporter.