Daisy Ridley is featured on this months cover of Elle magazine in the UK where she discusses the differences between working on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. I was wondering how she felt not working with John Boyega as much on this one as they worked together for the majority of The Force Awakens.
On how having fewer scenes with co-star John Boyega in the second Star Wars briefly stressed her out
‘It’s not this big adventure that I’m on with John [unlike the first movie]. I was thinking I did the first one because I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into and I was having loads of fun, and suddenly I’m realising what this actually is, and I can’t f**king do this. I’m highly dramatic – so it’s all ‘oh my God’…finally I was like ‘Oh yeah, this is working.”
Daisy also discusses that she didn’t think she was good in The Force Awakens, which of course she completely rocked in.
‘I didn’t think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that.’
I love hearing insight into how the main stars of these films deal with the stress of shooting something like Star Wars. I highly recommend reading the entire interview. She discusses some medical issues that she faces, the late and great Carrie Fisher, and much more.