While her character Rey became a pop-cultural sensation with Star Wars fans around the world, Daisy Ridley was not too happy with her acting skills in the movie.
“I didn’t think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that,” she told Elle U.K. in an interview released Monday afternoon.
She didn’t explain why she hated her acting, but perhaps it was director J.J. Abrams’ calling her acting “wooden” on the first day of shooting that shook her confidence.
“I honestly wanted to die,” she recalled to Glamour in 2015. “I thought I was gonna cry, I couldn’t breathe.”
However, for the upcoming Star Wars movie she says she feels a little more comfortable.
“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 realizing what this actually is, and I can’t f—— do this,” she explained to Elle. “Finally, I was like ‘Oh yeah, this is working.'”
She explains that this movie will be different, mostly because of her acting co-stars.
“It’s not this big adventure that I’m on with John [Boyega],” she said of the actor who plays Finn.
Instead, Rey will have more screen time with Mark Hamill‘s legendary Jedi, Luke Skywalker, as seen in previous trailers.