Appearances

E!ONLINE – If you weren’t already excited to see John Cena and Victoria Justice co-host the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, just wait…

Not only will Justin Timberlake be presented with a Decade Award, but E! News has learned exclusively that Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Lea Michele, Sarah Hyland, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Ne-Yoand Daisy Ridley will all be attending the show. We can also confirm exclusively that Flo Rida will be performing a medley of his greatest hits at the TCAs, including “My House” and his new single “Zillionaire.” Charlie Puth will perform his hit single “We Don’t Talk Anymore” and Empire star Serayah will also perform.

Both Evans and Ridley, especially, have good reason to attend the show: Captain: America: Civil War dominated the big-screen categories with six nods, while Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens came close behind with five. Ridley is also up for Choice Movie Breakout Star, a category in which she faces off against her Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens co-star John Boyega.

The competition will be fierce for who takes home those coveted surfboards, but you can help get your favorite stars closer to winning by voting at TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter.

The 2016 Teen Choice Awards air Sunday, July 31, at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Movies, Star Wars: Episode VIII


And that is a wrap on Star Wars Episode VIII. My heart is brimming. #reyout

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ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Other Projects

Here’s a behind the scenes video of Daisy recording “At the Ballet” with Barbra Streisand. You can listen to the full song here.

ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Other Projects

A few months ago, it was revealed that Daisy was recording a song with Barbra Streisand and it’s finally here! She sings for “ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” alongside Anne Hathaway. Amazing, right? Listen to her beautiful voice below:

Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Videos

J.J. Abrams shares more The Force Awakens screen tests for Daisy Ridley and Jennifer Lawrence (Vanessa Bayer), Shia LaBeouf (Kyle Mooney), Matthew McConaughey, John Boyega, Emma Stone, Janelle Monae (Sasheer Zamata), Jon Hamm and more.

Magazine Scans

Daisy is on the cover of the May 23-29 issue of The Big Issue magazine. She talks about ‘Only Yesterday’ and ‘The Force Awakens’. Make sure to grab your copy and to check the scans in our gallery!

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Media, Videos

IBTIMES – Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley paid tribute to Nasa’s first female launch director, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, in a video published on 4 May. Ridley described Nasa’s female employees as “heroic” and said they “continually inspire girls to enter the space programme.”

Spaceflight engineer Blackwell-Thompson will be the first woman to oversee a Nasa lift-off and launch, and will also be the launch director for the Space Launch System, a rocket designed to carry astronauts into deep space and potentially Mars.

Nasa is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s – goals outlined in the bipartisan Nasa Authorization Act of 2010 and in the US National Space Policy, also issued in 2010.

Nasa’s powerful SLS rocket will enable these “proving ground” missions to test new capabilities. Human missions to Mars will rely on Orion and an evolved version of SLS that will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever flown.

Movies, Ophelia

DEADLINE – Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts are in final talks to star in Ophelia, a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet through the eyes of the play’s famously doomed heroine. Covert Media has boarded to finance and handle international sales at Cannes.

In Shakespeare’s play, Ophelia is one of only two female characters along with that of Gertrude. She is gradually driven mad by Hamlet’s erratic behavior towards her, especially, as well as those around him. Unbeknownst to her, he also kills her father Polonius. Overcome by grief, Ophelia is later found drowned. It is not entirely clear in the play if she killed herself or simply suffered an accident. As per Gertrude’s poetic summation of her death, one of literature’s most evocative passages, Ophelia was “incapable of her own distress.”

The project is based on the award-winning novel by Lisa Klein, which Semi Chellas (Mad Men) has adapted. Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City) will direct. Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger (The Brothers Grimm) are producing. CAA packaged and arranged financing and will handle the domestic sale.

“Set in the 14th century but spoken in a contemporary voice, Ophelia will put the titular character center stage. Sarah, Ehren and I have always treated this film like a jewel, since there’s something extra precious in bringing to life a treasured female icon, celebrated for centuries as an alluring figure in the shadows of Shakespeare’s most famous work, without ever really having her own story told,” said Bobker.

Movies, Star Wars: Episode VIII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Videos

Daisy Ridley (joined by a few friends) wishes fans a happy Star Wars Day and offers thanks for all the money raised through Star Wars: Force for Change. This marks your last chance to donate — and the chance to win a trip to Ireland and visit Skellig Michael, the iconic location of Rey’s fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

Role Rumors

According to the Mirror, Daisy is in the running to play Rebekah Nicholson, girlfriend of Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in his biopic. No more info about it but Emilia Clarke is the front runner for the role.

MIRROR – Jamie gave us one of the most jaw-­dropping stories in footie after firing the Foxes to the top of the Premier League.

His ascent, from earning £30 a week as an amateur to England pro in six years is beyond belief.

Hollywood bosses are said to be eyeing Vinnie Jones to play ex-manager Nigel Pearson. Star Wars star Daisy Ridley is also a contender for the role of Vardy’s girlfriend.

Filmmaker Adrian Butchart , who’s expected to release the movie in 2017, said: “In a male-­dominated story, it’s important to have a strong female lead. Becky’s a combination of beauty and inner strength.”