Daisy Ridley Turned To Therapy to Deal With Pressure of Star Wars Fame
Star Wars star Daisy Ridley revealed that she turned to therapy to deal with the intense fame after she starred as Rey in 2015’s The Force Awakens.
The 25-year-old actress told Vogue opened up about her struggles with fame and her decision to seek therapy. It was her first film and is nothing short of a religion to some people.
She told Vogue:
Everything was so confusing. People were recognising me—I still don’t know how to handle it. My skin got really bad because I was stressed. It was crippling. I just felt so seen and so self-conscious.
[One time] I heard a knock on the door. These two guys went, ‘Hey, Daisy, can I get an autograph?’ and I literally went, ‘No fucking way.’ My mum said to me, ‘Everyone’s trying to take ownership of you.
I went and saw a lovely lady. I felt like I was sort of reducing myself because I was so worried that people would recognise me. [Then I thought], ‘You know what? I want to dance through life. I don’t want to scuttle’.
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She said it was Carrie Fisher, who warned her of dating after entering the Star Wars universe, tearing up as she remembered the late actress.
I’d never met anyone who was openly bipolar before, who discussed loving glitter because of her LSD days. [She told me it was hard to date afterwards] because you don’t want to give people the ability to say, ‘I had sex with Princess Leia‘.
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