Daisy Ridley is GLAMOUR magazine’s brand new cover star – and we think you’ll agree, she looks fierce on the front cover. The 23-year-old star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens up about her first day jitters, the Disney ‘machine’, and what she thinks about people getting tattoos – of her face!

Daisy on… her first-day-of-filming nerves:
“I was petrified. I thought I was gonna have a panic attack on the first day. JJ [Abrams] … he probably doesn’t remember telling me that my performance was wooden. This was my first day! And I honestly wanted to die. I thought I was gonna cry, I couldn’t breathe.”

Daisy on… the anticipation surrounding the film:
“It’s so nice that people are so excited about it. But people are getting tattoos! Of my face! Already! And I’m like; you don’t even know what Rey is in the story. It seems insane to me.”

Daisy on… the final edit, and whether she’ll watch it:
“I haven’t seen the film yet – I kinda want to, and I kinda don’t – Steven Spielberg’s seen it three times, as he told me when I met him!”

Daisy on… whether the Disney ‘machine’ have her firmly in control:
“My experience has been incredible, I’ve felt supported and respected the whole way through. I’ve not been told not to do anything. My Instagram has not been…what’s it called when they keep tabs on it? Yeah, it’s not monitored.”

Daisy, who has appeared in Mr Selfridge, Silent Witness and Casualty, plays “a scavenger in a ship graveyard” who fights off evil forces.

She’s also rumoured to be the daughter of key characters Han Solo and Princess Leia.

See the full interview in the January issue of GLAMOUR on sale from Thursday 3 December.

Empire just released their new Star Wars: The Force Awakens new covers, and here’s the one with Daisy as Rey. The issue is available today, at all good newsagents. Make sure you grab one!

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ covers the January 2016 issue of Total Film magazine. Digital scans can be found in our gallery!

Magazine Scans > 2016 > Total Film (January)

Thanks to my friend Claudia, we finally added digital scans of the ‘Star Wars’ special issue of Entertainment Weekly. Enjoy!

Magazine Scans > 2015 > Entertainment Weekly (November 20)

I have updated the gallery with scans from Cinema Teaser (November), Première magazine (November), SciFi Now Annual Volume 2 and SFX (January 2016). Many thanks to my friend AliKat of Harrison Ford Online and Glorious Gwendoline for the help!

Magazine Scans > 2015 > Cinema Teaser (November)
Magazine Scans > 2015 > Première (November)
Magazine Scans > 2015 > SciFi Now Annual (Volume 2)
Magazine Scans > 2016 > SFX (January)

Digital scans and outtakes from the December issue of ELLE (US) magazine have been added to the gallery.

Magazine Scans > 2015 > ELLE (December)
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Session 014
Studio Photoshoots > Outtakes & Sessions > Behind the Scenes > Session 014