08 Nov 2017 5:14 PM +00:00 UTC

Daisy Ridley Still Had To Audition For Her Role In Orient Express After Star Wars

Daisy Ridley might be the new hero of the Star Wars franchise, however, the British star was still made to audition in person so that she could appear in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express.

Sitting down to speak with the USA Today about her leap from Lucasfilm's Star Wars sequel trilogy to Murder on the Orient Express, Ridley talked about how she was asked to audition for the role of governess Miss Mary Debenham before actually winning the role.

"I mean, obviously, I had done only one thing. I had to prove myself to be part of anything like this. So I was very happy to (audition). I know I'm a real newbie."


Star Wars: The Force Awakens might have catapulted Ridley to international fame as the Force-sensitive Jakku orphan, Rey, but before joining the Star Wars franchise the actress was more or less unknown to the public. It's good to see that despite her popularity as a Star Wars actress, Ridley keeps her shoe planted to the ground, choosing her projects carefully in the Hollywood industry. Hopefully, we'll get to see more of Ridley outside of the Star Wars franchise.

Murder on the Orient Express hits cinemas tomorrow, November 10, 2017. Meanwhile, Ridley is set to reprise her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017.

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