Daisy Ridley: I offended Harrison Ford

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 August 2015
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actress Daisy Ridley has revealed she offended Harrison Ford on the first day of filming the much-anticipated new movie

Daisy Ridley offended Harrison Ford on the first day of filming 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

The 23-year-old actress, who was cast alongside the Hollywood icon in the J.J. Abrams-directed sci-fi movie, has revealed how she managed to insult her co-star by revealing her mother is a huge fan of his.

She recalled: "I did say when I first met him, 'Oh my mum loves you,' and he said, 'Oh great'."

But once Daisy recognised that Harrison - who's reprised the role of Han Solo in the new movie - was offended by her remark, she quickly added: "Oh I love you too!"

Daisy suffered another embarrassing on-set incident with Harrison when she mistakenly sat in his seat in the legendary Millennium Falcon spacecraft.

She told The Sun newspaper: "You have seen a couple of shots of us getting into the Falcon. I did sit in the pilot's chair and he was like, 'That is mine,' which was kind of insane."

However, the London-born star was thrilled at getting the opportunity to work with the 73-year-old actor, who she described as a "cool guy".

She shared: "It is that thing, he is Harrison Ford and is such a cool guy and a really lovely person to work with."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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