Interviews, Videos

VANITY FAIR – For some Star Wars fans, there’s no May the Fourth news finer than this: director J. J. Abrams revealed that he’s thought about killing off the very controversial Jar Jar Binks. Sitting in an edit bay at his Bad Robot production office and pointing to a frame of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Abrams told Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy, “I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert there. I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.”

That’s just the beginning of the behind-the-scenes Star Wars secrets Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and others divulged for the cover story of Vanity Fair’s June issue, available as a digital edition on Thursday, May 7, and on newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, May 12.

In addition to the blend of old and new characters on the cover, Annie Leibovitz traveled to the film’s set and photographed never-before-seen images of characters played by Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Lupita Nyong’o. The Oscar-winning actress is covered in C.G.I. tracking dots, revealing that even her most die-hard fans may not recognize her playing a purely animated character in the film.

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Magazine Scans

Daisy and the cast of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ grace the cover of Vanity Fair magazine (June issue). We will add the scans as soon as possible!

VANITY FAIR – Chewie, they’re home. On the cover of the June issue of Vanity Fair, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) re-unites with his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca, and is joined by some new faces: Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and a little droid who goes by the name of BB-8. All will be featured in Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens, which opens December 18.

For much more from the hotly anticipated new Star Wars film, including more photographs and exclusive video and interviews, check back to VF.com on Monday, May 4.

Appearances

The gallery has been updated with two pictures of Daisy and Kathleen Kennedy at the Kick Off Meeting in Japan for a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ press junket.

Appearances, Interviews, Videos

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Interviews, Videos

Watch this video interview with Daisy Ridley and Kathleen Kennedy after the press conference of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at the Kick Off Meeting in Japan. She talks about Star Wars Celebration, her time spent in Tokyo and much more!

Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

COMIC BOOK – Star Wars Action News Facebook page claims that AMC is planning a Star Wars movie marathon to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens.

If this event does happen, it would show all three films from the original Star Wars trilogy and of course, the three prequels. Six films in total. It sounds like a lot, but Marvel fans recently endured back-to-back screenings of all 11 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies for The Ultimate Marvel Marathon.

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015.

Appearances, Videos

Appearances

Daisy and Kathleen Kennedy attended the first press conference for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ during Kick Off Meeting event in Tokyo on April 30, 2015. We will probably add more photos as soon as we find them, keep an eye on the gallery and our twitter for updates.

Casualty, Television

In 2013, Daisy played the role of Fran Bedingfield in the season 28 episode 27 of ‘Casualty’. We finally added the screencaptures and one still in our gallery. Enjoy!


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Interviews

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Rey is a scavenger. Rey is a desert rat. She is wrapped against the wind and heat in weathered, mummy-like fabric. She picks through the wreckage of a long-ago battle for anything that could help her survive.

We also know Rey is one of the new lead characters in this journey back to the Star Wars universe, her destiny intersecting with a runaway stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega) and a Resistance fighter pilot named Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac.) She wields a blaster similar to the one Han Solo used to waste Greedo in the original Star Wars.

Although everything else about Rey has been kept hidden by director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm, we’re starting to know more about the character than we do about the actress who plays her, 23-year-old Daisy Ridley – who also emerged from the shadows at the Star Wars Celebration event.

Judging by the photo below, presented last week at that convention’s The Force Awakens panel, Rey also hangs around on a collapsed AT-AT, those Imperial locomotives-on-stilts seen trudging through the snowy wasteland of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. That’s her talking to Abrams while standing on the half-buried leg of one of the mechanical monsters.

After her appearance before a global audience of Star Wars fanatics, and before she slipped away in a lizard mask to peruse the convention shops – accompanied by Boyega, disguised in a Clone Trooper helmet – Entertainment Weekly had an opportunity to find out a little about the woman behind Rey.

Here are the basics: she’s trained as a dancer and singer, and has previously had small roles on the British TV shows Youngers, Toast of London, and Silent Witness. Recently, she also noticed something unusual in the newest Marvel Studios movie – her old high school was used for a Black Widow dream sequence depicting ballet dancers at the place where the superhero was trained as an assassin.

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