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Daisy graces the cover of Vogue magazine, November 2017. The first outtakes have been added to the gallery and you can read her interview and watch Daisy answers to 73 questions below! Make sure to keep an eye on the site for the scans.

VOGUE “They’re really heavy,” Daisy Ridley says. “Three, four, five kilos? And the weight’s very unevenly distributed.” She’s talking about lightsabers—and explaining that if you’re actually in a Star Wars movie, you can’t just pick one up and wave it around, as children have been doing in their bedrooms for the past 40 years. Not at all. In real life—or rather, for real movies—special conditioning is in order. Before she could film fight scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi—the second in the trilogy in which she plays Rey, the heroine—she undertook a kind of neon martial-arts training. “You do, like, eight thwacks one way, eight the other, eight up, eight down,” she says. I suggest they could market that as a form of exercise. “Yeah,” she agrees, laughing: “Lightsaber school.”

We are driving from Ridley’s hotel in Beverly Hills to a convention center in Anaheim, where 7,000 Disney fans will turn up to see her stand on a stage for a few minutes with the cast of The Last Jedi. She has been groomed for the occasion—three braids on one side of her head, revealing the tiny peace-sign tattoo behind her right ear, a Lela Rose off-the-shoulder pantsuit, and Pierre Hardy pumps embellished with eyes. Ridley, a 25-year-old Londoner, is plainspoken and fast-­moving, with a wide face and eyelids that look as though they’ve been painted onto it with a brush. (“People really open up to me; it’s hilarious,” she tells me. “Someone said it’s because I have a big face—I look honest.”) In the classic mode of contemporary London, expletives punctuate her speech. She occasionally phrases things musically, as if improvising a show tune, yet there’s something about her that suggests she’s allergic to nonsense.

When we meet, Ridley has been seen by the general public in only one film. But because that film is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she has been thrust into a limelight comparable only, perhaps, to the attention directed at Harry Potter upon his arrival at Hogwarts. “Understand the scale,” the film’s director, J. J. Abrams, told her when he offered her the part. “This is not a role in a movie. This is a religion for people. It changes things on a level that is inconceivable.” Ridley nodded enthusiastically, but she really had no idea. “You don’t know what you’re getting into,” she tells me more than three years later, still sounding stunned.

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Movies, Peter Rabbit, Videos

DEADLINE – This party animal is sportin’ a blue jacket but no pants. He treats fellow woodland creatures to an “all you can eat” in a garden, even the fox who tried to make hasenpfeffer out of him. He hosts a swingin’ bash — well, “hosts” is not the correct verb, as the place clearly isn’t his. Then again, neither is the garden. Meet Peter Rabbit, titular star of Sony’s live-action/animation hybrid.

While this likely isn’t the way Beatrix Potter imagined the furry hero of her turn-of-the-20th-century literary classic, James Corden couldn’t care less. The Late Late Show and trophycast host voices the mischievous and adventurous Peter in an irreverent contemporary telling. The logline: Peter’s feud with menacing farmer Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover (Rose Byrne) who lives next door.

The voice cast also features Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley as respective triplets Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, with Sam Neill among the human element. Will Gluck directed the film, which he and Rob Lieber co-wrote. Columbia Pictures opens Peter Rabbit wide on February 9.

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Movies, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Videos

Force Friday is finally here and you can win a trip to attend the world premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (and many more prizes). For more details, watch the video below and visit the site. May the Force be with you!

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Forces of Destiny, Other Projects, Videos

Forces of Destiny, Other Projects, Videos

TV GUIDE – Are you ready to head back to a galaxy far, far away? No, you haven’t slipped into a coma and woken up in December in time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi; it’s just the first episode of the new animated series Star Wars Forces of Destiny, which has dropped online early!
The short animated series will debut daily, starting today, and focus on characters throughout the history of the Star Wars universe. Things kick off with Rey (Daisy Ridley, reprising her role from The Force Awakens) in the first episode — titled “Sands of Jakku” — and will also feature everyone from Princess Leia, to Star Wars Rebels’ Sabine and Hera.

The short picks up from a key scene in The Force Awakens, after Rey has met up with precocious little droid BB-8 for the first time. From there, we get to see the duo’s first adventure together — and it’s just as thrilling and adorable (in BB’s case) as you’d expect.

Every episode is narrated by Lupita Nyong’o’s possibly immortal, definitely very old, definitely very into Chewbacca Force Awakens character, Maz Kanata. Felicity Jones will also bring back her Rogue One character Jyn Erso for a future episode.

Each episode will then be bundled up for a network premiere on Disney Channel, on July 9; though you can keep checking them out in abbreviated form on Disney’s YouTube channel.

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