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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens heroine Daisy Ridley reflects on first day nerves

27 November 2015

Next month she’ll go to a galaxy far, far away as Rey, and Daisy Ridley has revealed that she was so petrified on the first day of filming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, the sought after young talent reflected "I was petrified, I thought I was gonna have a panic attack on the first day.

JJ [Abrams]... he probably doesn't remember telling me that my performance was wooden. This was my first day! And I honestly wanted to die. I thought I was gonna cry, I couldn't breathe."

Ridley joins the classic space saga and addressing the anticipation surrounding the eagerly awaited film she added "It's so nice that people are so excited about it.

But people are getting tattoos! Of my face! Already! And I'm like - you don't even know what Rey is in the story. It seems insane to me."

Reflecting on her experience of working on a Disney production, she recalled "[It's] been incredible, I've felt supported and respected the whole way through.

I've not been told not to do anything. My Instagram has not been… what's it called when they keep tabs on it? Yeah, it's not monitored."

Set 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens stars Adam Driver, Amybeth Hargreaves, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong’o, Mark Hamill, Max von Sydow, Oscar Isaac, Peter Mayhew, Simon Pegg and Warwick Davis.

See the full interview with Daisy Ridley in the January issue of Glamour, which goes on sale Thursday, December 3.

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