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Today (November 21), Daisy attended a press conference with Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in Mexico City. The gallery has been updated with high quality photos from the conference. Be sure to follow us on twitter for the latest news!

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Appearances

The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ promo tour has officially started and yesterday (November 20) Daisy was in Mexico City to attend a fan event with Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson. We’ve added a first batch of high quality pictures but more will probably follow later today so make sure to stay tuned. And don’t forget to follow us on twitter for quick updates!

Interviews

USA TODAY – Daisy Ridley can’t escape her Star Wars fame, even as a mysterious murder suspect riding the opulent 1930’s train in Murder on the Orient Express.

While filming Murder (in theaters now), director Kenneth Branagh offered to let Ridley use a lightsaber in a key scene (she declined) and co-star Josh Gad peppered her with Star Wars questions offset on video, even pulling in Judi Dench for one Force interrogation.

We, too, had a few queries as Ridley gets set to ride as Rey again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (opening Dec. 15). Here’s what we learned.

Ridley is so pro-porgs (Rey not so much).

The free world fell in love when the chubby porgs creatures made a screaming debut in The Last Jedi trailer last month. It hit Ridley, too. She lists a porgs toy as one of her prized possessions.

“It’s bringing a lot of pleasure right now,” says Ridley, calling the character “adorable” and “hilarious.”

The love affair started on set with the goofy looking puppet, operated by the same crew who handle droid BB-8. “It’s wonderful to be working around practical things on set that have such personality,” says Ridley,

But Rey won’t fall for the creature’s charms. “Rey, honestly, is too wrapped up in her own journey to pay attention to porgs,” says Ridley. “Which is a sad thing.”

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INQUIRER – Daisy Ridley, film’s woman du jour, walked into a meeting room at Claridge’s Hotel London in a white Self-Portrait dress and Louboutins. The English actress has stayed the same amid her success—easygoing and down-to-earth.

Daisy not only has the plum Rey role in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy. She plays Miss Mary Debenham in “Murder on the Orient Express,” the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit aboard a lavish train. Kenneth Branagh, whom Daisy calls Ken, directs and stars as the famed Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, with an all-star cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe and Josh Gad.

The Westminster, London native also stars in the title role, “Ophelia,” described as a take on Hamlet from Ophelia’s perspective; “Chaos Walking”; “A Woman of No Importance”; “Kolma”; and “Peter Rabbit,” where she’s one of the voice cast. With these projects, it was not a surprise to hear Daisy say that she really hasn’t been home since March.

Excerpts from our chat:

You are in a whole different wardrobe scenario from “Star Wars.” Do your costumes for this film feel more make-believe?
Putting the costume on felt like putting on a character, which was helpful because it felt like make-believe, too. So much of it is everyone’s toying with the truth anyway, if that makes sense.

And does it feel more glamorous, though?
Yeah, and elegant. I had to wear a little waspie (waist cincher or belt), which made my posture great, so I felt like a lady.

Your character is one of the most mysterious. Would you consider yourself mysterious?
No (laughter). I think I’m the most transparent, un-mysterious person ever.

Are you good at keeping secrets?
I’m seriously awful at keeping my own secrets. When it’s someone else’s, I’m fine because it’s not my secret to tell. That’s why weirdly, I don’t find it a problem with this film and with “Star Wars,” because they’re not my secrets. It’s like 2,000 people made this film. It’s fun for people not to know. It’s unusual, and this is different because a lot of people know the ending, but it’s like we know so much now.

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Movies, Super-Normal

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Netflix has picked up Super-Normal, the hot superhero package that has Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans attached to star.

Gad is producing the project with Dan Lin, who produced Death Note for Netflix and is known for the Lego movies. Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures is also producing. Brothers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, who worked on Disney’s Moana, are writing the script.

Gad took on a superheroic role for the project as well, originating the idea, then developing it with the Kandells. He then roped in his friends Ridley, with whom he stars in Murder on the Orient Express, and Evans, his cohort from the billion-dollar-grossing live-action Beauty and the Beast.

Evans was in the room with Gad for the pitch meetings and will executive produce.

Super-Normal is intended to be a character-driven, subversive take on a genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much. The package hit the town late last month, generating instant interest and a bid from Disney, among other studios.

Magazine Scans

Daisy looks stunning on the cover of ELLE UK magazine. I’ve updated the gallery with digital scans from the December issue. This photoshoot is by far my favorite of 2017 but we can only hope for more outtakes and covers before the end of the year. Enjoy!

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Daisy is ELLE UK’s cover girl for December in a new festive and elegant photoshoot. We’ve added the cover and high quality outtakes in our gallery. And while we wait for the scans to be added as well, you can read an excerpt of her interview below!

ELLE UK – The British actress is returning as Rey in the next instalment of Star Wars. Starring on the cover of ELLE UK, Ridley addresses filming with Harrison Ford and John Boyega, advice from Carrie Fisher, dealing with the pressure of the role, and meeting Barbara Streisand.

On How Harrison Ford Reminds Her Of Her Dad
‘They both have an earring and are f**king awesome.’

On How The Late Carrie Fisher Advised Her To Not Shrink Away From Success, But To Enjoy It
‘And that was wonderful. At work, you’re normal, you’re not the anomaly, unlike in other situations.’

On Finding Filming For The Last Jedi To Be Much More Pressure Than The first Star Wars Movie
‘I didn’t think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that.’

On Dealing With The Medical Condition Endometriosis
‘I was in my flat going nuts, and then my skin got really bad in the stress of it all, and I hadn’t been well – I had holes in my gut wall and stuff – and we were trying to figure out what to do with that because I’d felt poorly.’

On How Having Fewer Scenes With Co-Star John Boyega In The Second Star Wars Briefly Stressed Her Out
‘It’s not this big adventure that I’m on with John [unlike the first movie]. I was thinking I did the first one because I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into and I was having loads of fun, and suddenly I’m realising what this actually is, and I can’t f**king do this. I’m highly dramatic – so it’s all ‘oh my God’…finally I was like ‘Oh yeah, this is working.”

On Meeting Barbara Streisand And Featuring In Her 2016 Album ‘Encore’
‘I went to her house and we talked about [psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl] Jung because my dad loves Jung, and we were talking about dreams, and I left and got super emotional, not because she’s famous, but because she’s amazing. Part of her reputation comes from being a woman. If it was a man being ‘controlling’ about his career, people would just say he knows what he wants.’

Read the full interview in the December issue of ELLE UK, on sale 14 November.

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Press Conferences

On November 3, Daisy joined some of her co-stars to attend a press conference for ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ in London. High quality pictures have been now added to the gallery, make sure to check them out!

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