Daisy Ridley opened up about the pressures of instant fame in an interview with Vogue.
“People were recognizing me. I still don’t know how to handle it. My skin got really bad because I was stressed,” she revealed. “It was crippling. I just felt so seen and so self-conscious.”
“I heard a knock on the door. These two guys went, ‘Hey, Daisy, can I get an autograph?’ and I literally went, ‘No f**kin’ way,'” she recalled. “My mum said to me, ‘Everyone’s trying to take ownership of you.'”
Ridley admitted that she was not comfortable with the newfound fame so she sought professional help. “I went and saw a lovely lady,” she shared. “I felt like I was sort of reducing myself because I was so worried that people would recognize me.”
The 25-year-old actress also revealed that she suffered from endometriosis in June last year and got diagnosed with the disease at age 15. It affected her self-esteem during her teenage years.
On the positive side, Ridley also contributed in Vogue’s “73 Questions” segment where she shared her fashion sense and dished about the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
“Usually [my style] is like a four-year-old boy. I was a little tomboy [with] insane amounts of energy.”
She has four tattoos which her mother, Louise Fawkner-Corbett, dislikes.
She got her inks because she “really loves” to look at them, adding, “I don’t need a tattoo to represent my life. But I really love it. I like looking at it and thinking about all of the things that are constant.”
Vogue’s November issue comes days after the release of the first trailer of The Last Jedi.