Daisy Ridley is ELLE UK's December Cover Star | ELLE UK

Daisy Ridley Is ELLE UK's December Cover Star

The British actress is returning as Rey in the next instalment of Star Wars. Starring on the cover of ELLE UK, Ridley addresses filming with Harrison Ford and John Boyega, advice from Carrie Fisher, dealing with the pressure of the role, and meeting Barbara Streisand.

On How Harrison Ford Reminds Her Of Her Dad

'They both have an earring and are f**king awesome.'

On How The Late Carrie Fisher Advised Her To Not Shrink Away From Success, But To Enjoy It

'And that was wonderful. At work, you're normal, you're not the anomaly, unlike in other situations.'

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On Finding Filming For The Last Jedi To Be Much More Pressure Than The first Star Wars Movie

'I didn't think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that.'

On Dealing With The Medical Condition Endometriosis

'I was in my flat going nuts, and then my skin got really bad in the stress of it all, and I hadn't been well – I had holes in my gut wall and stuff – and we were trying to figure out what to do with that because I'd felt poorly.'

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.''

On Meeting Barbara Streisand And Featuring In Her 2016 Album 'Encore'

'I went to her house and we talked about [psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl] Jung because my dad loves Jung, and we were talking about dreams, and I left and got super emotional, not because she's famous, but because she's amazing. Part of her reputation comes from being a woman. If it was a man being 'controlling' about his career, people would just say he knows what he wants.'

Read the full interview in the December issue of ELLE UK, on sale 14 November.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out on 14 December

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