With the latest trailer for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, sending everyone absolutely bonkers (including us, it’s amazing!) We thought it was time to find out a little more about its leading lady, Daisy Ridley.

5 facts about Daisy Ridley

Bound to become 2016’s next big star, it’s strange to think we know very little about Daisy, particularly as she plays central character Rey in J.J. Abrams upcoming blockbuster. But let us give you the low-down on what we have found out:

1. DAISY FEATURED IN A MUSIC VIDEO

One of the 23-year-old’s first acting credits came from her performance in a music video for Lights On by Wiley featuring Angel & Tinchy Stryder. Let’s just say, she’s come a long way since 2013, that’s for sure…

2. SHE HAS A FAMOUS GREAT-UNCLE

It seems her acting talent must run in the family. Daisy’s great-uncle was Arnold Ridley, best known for playing Private Godfrey in Dad’s Army.

3. HER SISTER IS A MODEL

Daisy’s sister, Kika-Rose Ridley is a model, currently with top agency Models 1. She is obviously very proud of her sister, as she says on her model page: “One thing I can’t live without is my sisters. They’re everything.”

kika-rose

4. DAISY STARRED IN THE SECOND INBETWEENERS FILM…

…That was until they cut all of her scenes and character out of the film. Don’t worry though, she was only cut from the film because of Star Wars. They needed her to come back and re-shoot the scene where she appeared as love-interest Alicia, but by this time she was busy filming her scenes in The Force Awakens.

5. SHE HAD THE BEST REACTION TO THE TRAILER RELEASE

The best reaction to the epic Star Wars trailer so far has got to be Daisy’s. She uploaded a video of it to her Instagram and now we absolutely love her. It’s beyond adorable.

Watch it here:

Staying in a little b’n’b with my friend… Set an alarm to watch the trailer… My friend filmed my reaction. Totally emotional seeing it for the first time and so so so incredibly awed to be part of this incredible legacy #starwars #theforceawakens

A video posted by @daisyridley on

 

Watch the trailer that has got everybody talking and fangirling over on our brother-blog – Average Joes.

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