Photoshoots

Here’s a new photoshoot, now added to the gallery. Daisy will feature in the n°3473 of Paris Match magazine. We will add scans as soon as possible!

Interviews, Photoshoots

THE NEW YORK TIMES – When “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on Dec. 18 and, for the first time in nearly a decade, moviegoers can return to that galaxy of long ago and far, far away, they will find that it contains two new stars. The film, which is directed by J. J. Abrams and continues the interstellar saga of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo some 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi” (1983), is also a launching pad for two young actors who are barely half as old as the “Star Wars” franchise itself.

Daisy Ridley, who plays a mysterious scavenger named Rey, and John Boyega, who plays a disaffected stormtrooper named Finn, are among the new heroes of “The Force Awakens” and are bracing themselves for the biggest roles of their careers. Both are 23 and from London, with little previous screen exposure: The confident, jocular Mr. Boyega starred in the 2011 sci-fi action-comedy “Attack the Block,” while Ms. Ridley, poised and self-deprecating, has played small roles on series like “Mr. Selfridge.”

Now, in these excerpts from recent interviews at a Midtown hotel restaurant, they discuss how they are getting ready for worldwide visibility and making their marks on a multibillion-dollar franchise that until now has not had much use for nonwhite, nonmale leads. May the Force be with them.

Are you enjoying the final days of your anonymity?
Definitely. I’m walking around and thinking, “I’m going to enjoy this while I can.” This guy recognized me and I was chatting away to him for ages. It probably got to a point where he was like: “All right. I’m done. I just wanted a picture.”

Did you always aspire to be a film and theater actress?
That’s exactly what I want to do, to be able to mix the two. But the thought of going onstage makes me feel sick.

But you’ve done stage work?
I mean, at school. To say “stage work” is a stretch. I get really bad stage fright. I remember the first time I went in for fittings, J. J. was like, “Are you always this quiet?” And I was like, [mousy voice] “No.” Looking back, everyone’s like: “Yeah, you were petrified. And now you’re not.”

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Appearances, Press Conferences

Daisy joined her co-stars John Boyega, Adam Driver and director JJ Abrams for a press conference for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in Seoul (South Korea) on December 9, 2015.

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Interviews, Videos

Daisy was on “Live! with Kelly and Michael” this morning and here’s her interview, she talks about The Force Awakens, her character, fame and much more.

Interviews, Videos

Appearances, Interviews, Press Conferences, Videos

Daisy and her co-stars attended a global press conference for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ during Star Wars Event on December 6, 2015 in Los Angeles.

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Portraits

Daisy posed for a portrait session during the promotion of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Many thanks to Stephanie for the donation!

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Interviews, Videos

Appearances

DEADLINE – Conan O’Brien will welcome the cast and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Thursday, December 17, the night previews begin for the movie. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie, along with director J.J. Abrams, will appear together on that night’s episode of Conan O’Brien’s TBS late-night show.

It will mark the ninth time Conan has featured the cast from a TV series or movie, which the show this morning boasted makes it the “leader” in such programming stunts. Conan previously has welcomed the casts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as the TV’s Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black, Sons Of Anarchy and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Those stunts goose ratings on late-night shows. In late November ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live devoted a night to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and clocked 3.29 million viewers – the show’s fourth-largest Monday audience ever in late night. Catering to the franchise’s rabid fans, JKL that night hosted Abrams, Fisher, Ridley, Driver and Boyega. During that broadcast, Abrams revealed that the seventh film in the Star Wars canon would begin with the word “this.” And a 20-second clip from the film was shown.

In the demo that night, JKL drew 1.06 million viewers – the franchise’s best demo performance on the night since March 10, 2014. (NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon logged 3.97M viewers and 1.42M demo viewers, and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert copped 2.298M viewers and 609K demo viewers.)

Interviews, Videos