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Daisy Ridley took therapy to deal with crippling fame

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 October 2017, 14:41 IST
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British actress Daisy Ridley, who rose to fame with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' has revealed that she had to take therapy to deal with "crippling" fame.

In a recent interview, the 25-year-old actress has admitted that she struggled with all the fame that came towards her with her portrayal of Rey in the hit sci-fi movie series, according to Contactmusic.com.

The actress also revealed that she worried she wouldn't be able to repeat her well-received performance in follow-up 'The Last Jedi'.

She said, "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."

Adding, "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.'"

The 'Murder on the Orient Express' star also revealed she was shocked when some fans came to her house looking for autographs.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, she noted, "I heard a knock on the door. These two guys went, 'Hey, Daisy, can I get an autograph?' and I literally went, 'No f***in' way. My mum said to me, 'Everyone's trying to take ownership of you.'"

Daisy admitted she still calls her mother once a month "in hysterical tears, going, 'I'm not equipped to deal with this!'"

It should be noted that Daisy Ridley will be next seen in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' alongside Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs and late Carrie Fisher.

Helmed by Rian Johnson, the flick is slated to release on 15 December. 

-ANI

First published: 12 October 2017, 14:41 IST
 
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