Daisy Ridley turned down movie role after getting 'weird vibe' from director

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2019
Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley turned down a movie role after getting a "weird vibe" off the director and says 'Star Wars' has given her freedom in her career

Daisy Ridley turned down a movie role after getting a "weird vibe" off the director.

The 27-year-old actress revealed that she was passionate about the script but decided not to sign on to the project because of a bad feeling about the filmmaker.

She said: "I had an amazing script and then a meeting with the director and it was just really weird, like, a really weird vibe. Then Hylda [Daisy's agent Hylda Queally] had a conversation with the director and was, like, 'Nope – no, you're not doing it.'"

And Daisy – who shot to fame after starring as Rey in 2015's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' – admitted that being part of the franchise has meant that she only has to work on movies she feels comfortable with.

She told The Guardian: "'Star Wars' has given me the opportunity to do smaller things and allowed me to say no, which is glorious. I don't talk a lot about various things because there are people fighting the good fight, and I know I have safety in that the people I have worked with have loud voices.

"Well, there was another film I really wanted to do, but there were a number of factors that meant I didn't believe it was right. Well, it wasn't equal and all that stuff, so I said no, even though that's really scary. But how much of a blessing is it to be able to say no?"

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