Daisy Ridley played Rey in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. She will return as Rey in Episode IX. Ridley had only been in a few short films and TV episodes before she was cast in The Force Awakens.
Here’s a clip from Daisy’s audition for The Force Awakens.
In between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi Ridley played Miss Ary Debenham in the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express. In 2018 Ridley will appear in the film Ophelia directed by Claire McCarthy, which IMDB describes as a re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective and she voiced Cotton-Tail in Peter Rabbit. Other films Ridley has coming up include Chaos Walking, A Woman of No Importance, and Kolma.
To get an idea of Daisy as Daisy and not Rey check out 73 Questions with Daisy Ridley from Vogue.
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