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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Character : Rey
Director : Rian Johnson
Release : 2017 (USA)
Character : Ophelia
Director : Claire McCarthy
A Woman of No Importance
Character : Virginia Hall
Character : Viola Eade
Director : Doug Liman
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I never thought I’d hear Dame Judi Dench utter the word “midichlorians,” but thanks to Josh Gad and his persistent effort to squeeze Daisy Ridley for information about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, what once seemed impossible has now come to pass. On the set of Murder on the Orient Express, Gad recruited his veteran co-star to pepper Ridley with a new round of Jedi-related questions.This marks the third time he’s tried to uncover some answers for fans, following a sneak attack effort and a slightly more tactical approach, both of which failed to yield any results. But it looks as if Dench may have used the Jedi mind trick on Ridley, because Daisy agrees to answer her questions at the end of the video. Could Judi Dench herself be the last Jedi?
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, and Benicio del Toro, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15, 2017.
Paramount Pictures has acquired the Sonia Purnell book A Woman Of No Importance, and has attached Star Wars‘ Daisy Ridley to star. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is the producer on this, just like on Star Wars. The book by the author of Clementine is the biography of American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of gender and a disability — she lost part of her leg in a hunting accident — Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE. She later joined the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.Ridley is currently shooting the Murder On The Orient Express at Fox, and will reprise in the just-named Star Wars: The Last Jedi. She is also attached to Chaos Walking at Lionsgate, Kolma at Paramount and the indie Ophelia.
CAA brokered the deal with lit agent Grainne Fox at Fletcher & Company.
Star Wars Episode 8’s Daisy Ridley is all about her fitness and she proves it by following insane workouts. The 23-year-old Star Wars actor shared a video montage of her crazy energy-fueled workout online, marking the return of her #FitnessFriday posts. The British actor is in phenomenal shape and would undoubtedly pass any fitness test thrown at her.
In the workout video, Ridley combines a number of exercises, including circuit training with weightlifting, and she rotates between a dumbbell, weight plate, and kettlebell.
She says that the workout doesn’t look that intense (but it did; watch the video and prepare to weep). Here’s her routine: a warm up, three rounds of activators, two circuits of three rounds. Just looking at her workout videos is exhausting enough!
She does everything from weighted squats, plyometric cardio, and weight lifting in a variety of forms (with squats, without, lunging, static, on a bench) to box jumps and heavy curls.
In July, Ridley posted an impromptu #workoutwednesday video because she found time to go to the gym between Star Wars shoots. Things are under wraps, so much so that her hair was literally concealed for the workout in an effort to keep her character’s hair a secret.
She gave a shout-out to her chiropractor on social media, crediting him with making her feel the strongest she ever has and thanking him for keeping her body moving.
Training Like a Jedi Means Eating Like One Too
Ridley’s eating plan is regimented and is governed by a few rules. The first is to eat frequently, and she does, as she eats five times a day.
However, her portions are controlled: eating smaller meals throughout the day is a good way to keep the metabolism fired up.
The second rule is to have her largest meal in the morning, and then each meal gets progressively smaller as the day goes on. Whatever meal she eats will consist of lean protein, fruits, vegetables and good quality fats—she is particularly fond of avocados and nuts.
Her last rule is to stay hydrated throughout the day—especially when she works out—because she likely sweats buckets in the gym.
Ridley tries to consume between two and three liters of water a day. When she’s not working out, the Daisy Ridley is busy filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is due in theaters next year.
Daisy Ridley isn’t quite sick of travelling to galaxies far far away just yet, as she’s signed up for another blockbuster sci-fi franchise in waiting.
The Star Wars’ actress has joined the cast of Lionsgate’s upcoming adaptation of Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking, a young adult sci-fi series set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts.
A large portion of Chaos Walking is focused around Prentisstown, the only human settlement on the planet New World which is solely populated by males. Just imagine.
It’s safe to assume the film adaptation will focus on the first book in the trilogy, The Knife Of Never Letting Go, which centres on Todd Hewitt as he’s forced to escape his home and encounters a girl called Viola in the swamp – the role Daisy has most likely signed up for.
The film is set to be directed by Doug Liman who previously helmed the underrated sci-fi flick Edge Of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity, with production set to begin in 2017.
Daisy certainly isn’t settling on the Star Wars franchise, as she’s also set to reunite with The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams for the supernatural drama Kolma too.
Daisy Ridley has left Instagram, and taken a break from social media after a backlash for sharing a post about victims of gun violence, on Monday.
A day after attending the Teen Choice awards, during which Jessica Alba paid tribute to victims of gun violence by having young relatives of shooting victims join her on stage, Ridley posted a message to her social media platforms, which read:
“As I sat in the audience yesterday, tears were streaming down my face at the tribute to those that have been lost to gun violence. I didn’t get a great picture of the incredible group that came onstage but they were so brave. It was a true moment of togetherness. We must #stoptheviolence.”
A slew of comments followed. Many praised the actor’s words, while some criticized her for speaking out, accusing her of hypocrisy due to the violence in the Star Wars franchise.
Soon after, Ridley’s Instagram account disappeared. The message remained on Facebook, where she has more than 738,000 followers, before being deleted on Wednesday. A number of comments on her Facebook post urged her to return to Instagram where she regularly interacts with fans.
Ridley briefly reactivated her Instagram account and posted a message explaining her hiatus: “I just want to be on my phone less! Trying to be more present and all that and got a busy few months ahead so wanted less distractions … It’s all good! ” she wrote, according to The Nerdy Bird.
Since first joining Instagram a year ago, Ridley has frequently used the social media channel to connect with her fans on a variety of issues, including self-esteem, body-shaming and her struggles with endometriosis.
Her Star Wars co-star John Boyega told his fans on Instagram that Ridley “is doing what’s best for her” and added that he “won’t be advising [his] friend to come back”.
Ridley isn’t the only celebrity to leave social media after online attacks. Leslie Jones, one of the stars of Paul Feig’s contested Ghostbusters reboot, took a break from Twitter after being bombarded with racist comments around the time of the blockbuster’s release. Twitter stepped in and permanently banned a user for his abuse aimed toward Jones. The actor has since come back to Twitter.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley has confirmed talks to take on the role of Lara Croft in a forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter at the Empire awards in London, the British actor said there had “been conversations” about her taking on the part of the English archaeological explorer made famous by Angelina Jolie in two early noughties films.
“I’m waiting for someone to say ‘I want you, let’s do it’,” she said. It is understood no script yet exists for the project, which is in its early stages.
Ridley, 23, who is set to return as Rey in Star Wars: Episode VIII suggested she would have enough time to shoot different projects. “Absolutely, I’m trying to fill up my calendar,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.
Jolie played Croft in two films, 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Neither fared well with critics but the first instalment was a box-office smash, taking $274.7m worldwide. Both movies were based on the long-running Eidos Interactive video game franchise which kicked off with 1996’s Tomb Raider.
Norwegian director Roar Uthaug, best known for disaster movie The Wave, is set to make his English language debut on the reboot. The new iteration, announced in November, is reportedly an origins story.
Sure, we’ve heard plenty of behind-the-scenes stories from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But Daisy Ridley has just revealed that she almost threw up on Luke Skywalker. She was in Skellig Michae, Ireland, shooting the sequel’s climactic ending with Mark Hamill. And as it turns out, she was quite sick one of those days. Asked by Goss about her experience filming in Ireland, Rey came clean and revealed that one day was particularly rough.
“I’ll be very honest with you. I was very sick one of the days we filmed. Mark was trying to do his serious acting. And I was wrenching in the corner. I’m not kidding. It was so awful. But if you’re going to be sick anywhere, why not be sick on Skellig Michael. The first time I went was in a helicopter. I was like, ‘Oh, my god! This is so cool.’ The stairs were insane. That climb? I did that six times. Our Steady-cam guy was walking backwards with a big camera. He had it worse. So I said, ‘I’m not going to complain about my legs.’ Because he was having a worse time.”
Now, we would naturally just assume that Daisy Ridley caught the flu, or a cold, or some other bug flying around Ireland. But shortly after she reveals she almost threw up on Master Jedi Luke Skywalker, she describes her downtime while stationed in Ireland, and confirms most of that time was spent in a nearby pub. Where she enjoyed her first Guinness. Was the girl hung over during her big Luke Skywalker meet and greet. She certainly doesn’t say that. But it sounds like she had a lot of fun while on location.
“We visited the pub. Which was very nice. It was cute. There were these little kids who did ‘There’s a whole in my bucket.’ It was actually the cutest thing I ever seen. I had my first Guinness, we had great food. They were very welcoming. And we had these Sherpas looking out for us, so we were all able to go and have a drink afterwards.”
Episode VIII is now shooting in London. But early shooting was done last September on Skellig Michael Island with Mark Hamill to accommodate the location’s limited access. It has never been reported that Daisy Ridley was part of this shoot. But it is assumed that she was there, due to her visiting Luke’s secluded hideaway at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Can you believe the new star of Star Wars threw up in the corner while Mark Hamill stepped back in the Jedi robes of Luke Skywalker for the first time in over 30 years?
You cannot escape the Star Wars phenomenon, even at an indie film fest just getting underway in Park City. Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley has come aboard to be executive producer of The Eagle Huntress, the first documentary to premiere in the Sundance Kids section, with a Sunday debut at the Prospector Square Park Theatre. Morgan Spurlock, exec producer of the film, divulged this to me and said that Ridley signed on after seeing a cut of the film. She hopes it helps create awareness of what they describe as an epic tale of female empowerment.
Directed by Otto Bell, The Eagle Huntress is the true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who strives to become the first female Eagle Hunter in 2,000 years of male-dominated history. Under the tutelage and support of her father and her grandfather, she learns all aspects of this ancient tradition, including taming her very own eaglet and training it for the annual Golden Eagle Festival, which involves competing against male Eagle Hunters from all over the country. She even dreams of hunting in the frozen winters to prove that a girl can do anything a boy can, so long as she’s determined.
The film is set in the Altai Mountains of Northwestern Mongolia, the most remote part of the least populated country on Earth. While the landscape is pristine, the isolation has created a society that always considered women too fragile to hunt with an eagle. Aisholpan set out to change that. The young film heroine and her family are traveling all the way from Mongolia for the film’s premiere, and she’ll take part in live eagle demonstrations on Main Street.
Said Ridley: “I was deeply moved by Aisholpan’s story and wanted to be a part of this beautiful film. I feel audiences and young girls around the world will be as inspired by her story as I was, and I am so proud to share her journey with the world.”
Spurlock said he was delighted Ridley agreed to participate. “Having her join us will elevate this amazing story to greater heights and spread the magic of this courageous young girl to audiences of all ages.”
Said Bell: “Like so many other theatergoers around the world, I was blown away by Daisy’s recent portrayal of an empowered female protagonist. I’m thrilled she’ll be bringing that same energy to supporting a real-world heroine who is also on an epic journey to win victory in a far away land.”
Good news! Daisy is nominated for the COFCA Awards for Breakthrough Film Artist in the movie Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
Daisy had new photoshoot for The New York Times (2015)