During The Graham Norton Show featuring Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, and Gwendoline Christine the cast shared how big of a deal the films are for these younger actors. It also showed that outside of the big marketing Star Wars machine, they are just fans themselves at the end of the day.
Ridley explains that she got the call from J.J. Abrams while at the theater in between auditions. She got an email from Abrams to set up a phone call, which she missed and ended up having to call him back from England to the Bad Robot offices in America. She thought she had to convince the Abrams, but that was not the case. Ridley already had the role and was going to be in Star Wars.
What is so exciting is that she had to finish the play she was in at the time and contain her excitement. “It was a f*cking long play,” she says.
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