Daisy Ridley is the cover star of Marie Claire US’ Holiday issue, on newsstands November 21st.
Ridley is gearing up to reprise her role as Rey, the flinty heroine and suspected Jedi, in the third film of the Star Wars trilogy: The Rise of Skywalker, in theaters December 20th.
Here for Marie Claire, Ridley shares how she prepared for her final Star Wars film, her rumored engagement to actor Tom Bateman, what her dream performance would be, and how she stays present in the moment.
On giving it her all in the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker: “It’s the first time I’ve filmed more confident because I feel like there was nothing else I could’ve done.”
On her favorite Star Wars film: “The third one for me was the best. It’s a big film for everyone. I did all of the emotions: I did frowns, I did smiles, it was the sort of biggest breadth, and I think that’s also why I had such a good time, because I got to do so much shit—like, physically, emotionally—and I got to work with so many people.”
On her rumored engagement to actor Tom Bateman: “The thing is, I’ve never talked about my personal life. So I won’t talk about it now. I’m so aware of how much information about my life is out there, so if there’s one thing I don’t want to talk about…”
On her dream to perform in a musical one day: “Every meeting I’ve gone to, every studio I’ve been to, every director I’ve met, every producer. Bless J.J., when people come to visit set, he’ll be like, ‘Daisy can sing!’ It’s like, ‘Thanks, dude. Appreciate that.’” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)