Daisy Ridley, most widely known as Rey from the last three Star Wars live-action movies. The most recent of these films that the 28-year-old actress starred in was “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” which received the lowest rating compared to the two movies that preceded it.
Although Rey’s character has received mixed responses from the Star Wars fan base, most will agree that just having sequels to some of Cinema’s most beloved “space opera” (as Star Wars creator George Lucas titled the franchise) was unexpected but fully desired after so many years.
It wasn’t until Disney purchased LucasFilm back in 2012 that sequels were announced, and it wasn’t until years later when Daisy Ridley (who was pretty much completely unknown at the time) was cast in 2014 for “The Force Awakens”.
Yet despite being taken from a relatively new and inexperienced actor, and made into one of Hollywood’s most easily recognizable actresses in less than a decade, Daisy recently came forward sharing how she had been rejected repeatedly after she finished work on “The Rise Of Skywalker”.
Ridley went on to detail how ending the Star Wars project was so sad for her, and it actually marked a weird time for her since people weren’t giving her the roles she wanted!
“It was so sad to finish. When the film was released, I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ It was such a huge chapter. And, weirdly, the past few months of not having much… Obviously now it’s really nice to be working, but not having much [at the time] I feel like I processed the last five years.”
Daisy continued by explaining how it was rather discomfiting to see that the beginning of 2020 was so lackluster for her with no acting jobs on the horizon.
“To be forced to slow down, it was good mentally for me because [Star Wars was] a big thing in my life. Weirdly, at the beginning of the year nothing was coming through,” she continues. I was like, ‘Aww! No one wants to employ me.’”
And although this was originally the case, Ridley detailed how she did eventually start landing roles again.
Interestingly, many of her reported upcoming roles are expected to be voice-over jobs, similar to how her Star Wars counterpart Mark Hamill went from being Luke Skywalker to one of the most iconic DC villain characters in cinema history, the Joker.
While the adaptions of Mark’s voice were usually made into cartoon form, there were cases where Hamill actually voiced 3D characters for video games like the Batman/Dark Knight series, and others.
It will be quite fun to see how Ridley branches into voice acting down the road.