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.”

Magazine Scans

Daisy is featured in the June issue of Empire magazine for winning the award of Best Female Newcomer during the Jameson Empire Awards earlier this year. Once again, many thanks to my friend AliKat for the scans.

GALLERY LINKS
Magazine Scans > 2016 > Empire (June)
Movies, Role Rumors, The Lost Wife

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Daisy Ridley is in talks to star in the Holocaust drama The Lost Wife. The film was penned by Marc Klein (A Good Year, Serendipity).

The story centers on a young Jewish woman who is separated from her husband when the Germans invade Prague and uses her talents as an artist to survive until the couple is miraculously reunited decades later in America.

Robbie Brenner, whose passion project Dallas Buyers Club landed a best picture nomination, is producing Lost Wife.

Ridley, who became an in-demand star thanks to her turn as Rey in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is repped by CAA, which is packaging Lost Wife and putting together financing.

Ridley recently signed on to star in Marielle Heller’s Kolma, which Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams is producing for Paramount. She will reprise her role as Rey in the next Star Wars outing, Episode VIII, which will bow on Dec. 15, 2017. She also is narrating and executive producing the English-language version of the Sundance doc The Eagle Huntress.

The British actress is additionally repped by Sloane, Offer.

Klein is represented by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone and attorney Karl Austen.

Magazine Scans

Added a scan of Daisy featuring in the May 2, 2016 issue of People magazine. (Thanks to AliKat)

Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Videos

VANITY FAIR – Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been available on iTunes since April 1, but as it turns out there are still even more secrets to be revealed about the biggest movie of 2015. In this brand-new featurette, now available on iTunes digital downloads of the film, costume designer Michael Kaplan explains his inspirations for the costume worn for nearly the entire movie by Rey (Daisy Ridley), and which has now become rightfully iconic. It had to be practical clothing for the desert, of course, but Kaplan also wanted an element of beauty for when Ridley was walking over desert sand dunes. And, as he explains, when we first meet her, “we don’t know if she’s a man, or a woman, or an alien.” So there had to be a bit of mystery in there as well.

This new feature, “Dressing the Galaxy,” is available on both new downloads of The Force Awakens on iTunes and has been added to existing downloads. If any of this explainer helps you with your homemade Rey costume for yourself, your child, or your dog, just remember: you heard it here first, and you owe us a picture.

Appearances

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the ‘Star Wars’ sets with the cast and crew at Pinewood studios on April 19, 2016 in Iver Heath, England.

Kolma, Movies

THE WRAP – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” breakout Daisy Ridley and producer J.J. Abrams are planning to reteam on “Kolma,” a fantasy thriller that “Diary of a Teenage Girl” filmmaker Marielle Heller is in negotiations to direct for Paramount, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

“Kolma” is based on Karen Margalit’s 2003 Israeli movie of the week titled “All I’ve Got.” Described as a cross between a loftier, more mystical version of “The Notebook” and Albert Brooks‘ 1991 fantasy romance “Defending Your Life,” the project follows a young couple who get in a car accident that leaves the man dead. 50 years later, the old woman is about to cross over and make the choice whether to reunite with her long-lost love in the hereafter or return to the fateful day her life changed forever.

The original “All I’ve Got” is described on IMDb thusly: “A 72-year-old grandmother dies and finds herself on a ferry, which will take her across the river to the hereafter. On the ferryboat she meets her first love, who was killed in a road accident in which they were both involved when they were young. She is presented with a fateful choice: to start life afresh as a 22-year-old – her age at the time of the accident – and to relinquish all her memories of the life she has lived with her husband and children; or to remain a 72-year-old woman with all her life’s memories intact. If she chooses the second alternative she will get off the boat when it reaches its destination and will never be truly reunited with her beloved, who has been waiting for her on the ferryboat for 50 long years.”

Abrams and his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk are expected to produce “Kolma,” the most recent draft of which was written by Megan Holley. Other scribes who previously worked on the project include Rolin Jones, Karen Moncrieff and Sarah Polley.

Continue Reading (…)

Interviews, Videos

MTV – When the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped earlier this week, it inspired a slew of new fan theories, but the one that’s garnered the most attention is the connection between Felicity Jones’s Jyn Erso and Daisy Ridley’s Rey. Does the key to Rey’s parentage lie in rebel fighter Jyn? Or are they just two strong women who coincidentally share the same color hair?

According to Ridley, rumors of Jyn and Rey’s familial connection have been greatly exaggerated. “I’m not being funny you guys, but just because she’s white and got brown hair… it doesn’t mean she’s my mom,” Ridley told MTV’s Josh Horowitz backstage at the MTV Movie Awards.

And besides, Ridley already knows who Rey’s parents are — and she doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal. “I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn and Rey don’t come from anywhere, and they find a place,” Ridley, who’s currently filming Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, said. “So to me, it’s funny that people think it’s so important because I don’t really think it is.”

It’s unclear if Episode VIII will delve into Rey’s backstory, but we do know the film will pick up right where The Force Awakens left off: with Rey handing over Luke’s lightsaber to the fallen Jedi on that island on Ahch-To. Ridley describes the film as “darker” than Episode VII, and when asked about Rey’s future as a Jedi, she gave this very intriguing response: “I don’t know if I am a Jedi… I don’t think I am.”

“We’ve had this debate as to whether Leia is because she uses her Force powers,” she continued. “Just because she’s not like, oh I’m going on an adventure like Luke doesn’t make her any less Forceful.”

It’s official: 2017 has never seemed further away.

Appearances, Videos

I have added +50 photos of Daisy accepting her golden popcorn statuette for “Breakthrough Performance” during the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. You can also watch her acceptance speech below!

GALLERY LINKS
Public Appearances > 2016 > 2016 MTV Movie Awards – Show

Interviews

MTV – Nearly four decades after the world was introduced to Luke Skywalker, savior of the galaxy, a new Jedi awakened — and young girls finally got the hero they’ve been looking for in Rey, a lightsaber-swinging badass from Jakku.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records, but perhaps its greatest contribution to pop culture was giving young people a hero they could root for, and emulate, in Daisy Ridley’s Rey. Ridley is effervescent in Star Wars, whether the scenes call for action, comedy, or more emotional weight. Needless to say, Ridley’s Breakthrough Performance win at this year’s MTV Movie Awards seemed fated in a galaxy far, far away.

Ridley accepted her Golden Popcorn true to fashion: that is, adorably. “It feels especially amazing to be part of a film that represents all genders, all races, and all ages in a positive way,” she said, all smiles and positivity and sunshine. The Force is indeed strong in this one.