Alexi Lubomirski shot the cover. (source)
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)
The images with Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are photographed by Annie Leibovitz. (source)
Steven Pan shot the cover. (source)
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Adam Driver is photographed by Norman Jean Roy for the December 2017/January 2018 cover of Esquire US.
On acting in Star Wars: “The thing with Star Wars is that they’re like, ‘Trust us, there is space behind you.’ Or ‘Trust us, your lightsaber will work.’ So a part of the impulse in wanting to see it is because there is so much visual shit going on that I didn’t know what was happening. You know what’s happening in While We’re Young, you know? I did it. We’re in a bike shop. With Star Wars, it’s like, ‘This is…where you meet Snoke.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s kind of like a cave. I get it.’ Or, ‘Oh, that looks like Andy Serkis. I can’t tell.’”
On not watching his own performances: “I can’t just watch it objectively. I always hate it and then come back to, like, ‘Okay, that’s fine, it’s not about me. It’s the story.’ I can’t watch it once. I have to watch it five times, you know? The movie is over. It’s on film, so it’s permanent. But if I think about it more, it’s just an obsessive loop I keep playing in my mind that I can’t get caught up in because it’s totally self-destructive and not helpful moving forward. Because that’s happened to me before. I see myself, and then the next thing I’m thinking about is Fucking hell, my face is long or Why am I doing that thing!”
His only movie he has ever watched: “The Force Awakens is the only movie I’ve sat with an audience and watched.” Once, at J. J. Abrams’s offices, he saw it with Carrie Fisher and her dog, Gary, and Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey—and two more times, in London and L. A., with premiere audiences. In L. A., he was with [his wife, Joanne] Tucker and some family members. “Joanne hadn’t seen it. I didn’t tell her anything about it. I didn’t tell her I kill Han Solo.” Guests of Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata, were sitting behind him and Tucker. “Credits started, the whole scroll at the beginning, and they start screaming, ‘Oh my God! It’s happening.’ And I flash-forward to where I killed Han, and I got really sick, and went really cold, waiting for when it was over.” (source)
The Star Wars: The Last Jedi star is photographed by Liz Collins for the cover. (source)
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Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin shot the cover. (source)
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The cover is photographed by Mario Testino with styling by Tonne Goodman. (source)
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Alexei Hay photographed Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley for the January 2016 cover of Glamour UK. (source)
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