Just a few short years ago, British actress Daisy Ridley was a young, up and coming star who a lot of people did not even know, until she was cast in the role of Rey for the movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which catapulted her into global superstardom. Daisy has now been talking about how her life has changed since she become one of the most recognisable faces on the planet, and she has admitted that she has struggled to cope with her Star Wars fame.
Ridley explained, "Everything was so confusing. People were recognising me - I still don't know how to handle it. My skin got really bad because I was stressed. It was crippling. I just felt so seen and so self-conscious. I went and saw a lovely lady. I felt like I was sort of reducing myself because I was so worried that people would recognise me. [Then I thought] 'You know what? I want to dance through life. I don't want to scuttle.'"
While Daisy Ridley has clearly been struggling to come to terms with such a huge amount of global fame, she has admitted that she has actually started to get used to some of the things that only someone so famous would ever experience. Daisy has stated that, when these things begin to start feeling normal then she has to bring herself back down to Earth and make sure she keeps her feet on the ground.
Ridley added, "I'm very aware that there are thousands of other people who could do what I do much better, and it's a matter of timing and luck. I'm counting my blessings that I get to be one of the people working. I worry that things start to seem normal that aren't normal. You get rushed through airports, and you never have to queue, and you get tickets to things that you wouldn't otherwise. I think it's important to remind yourself that it's not normal. It's difficult, though, because it is my normal."
Well Daisy Ridley can look forward to things continuing to get bigger and better for her, with the actress set to reprise her role as Rey in the new movie Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, which is set to hit the big screen this December.