Daisy Ridley has put in consistent work over the past few years, but she will likely always be best known for her role as Rey in recent years war of stars Skywalker saga trilogy. While the films have pretty good critical reviews, it’s a well-known fact that the not-so-favorite ones are not war of stars fanbase. The biggest complaint seems to be the consistency of plot between the three films. While they may have merit individually, they didn’t serve the character arcs in the way fans had hoped.
But Ridley did her best to stay away from the hatred she spit while making the films, and she recently told Rolling Stone that she completely left social media and stayed off the internet for a while after making the films , but people would still have the audacity to approach her on the street and be mean to her about the movies!
The funny thing is because I don’t read stuff and haven’t been on social media for a while, when I was referring to how people can have great opinions about this, random people on the street were so open with their opinions and I’d say mine I’m fine. I don’t need to hear that. Cool. Great. As a person, whether I liked a movie or not, I would never walk up to a person and say, “I hated your movie.” Because I’m human. It was probably more gender specific than I realized.
The interviewer mentioned that after speaking to some of the other cast members, it was clear that women and people of color in the cast definitely had the worst in terms of criticism. They said they were shocked when they wrote an article praising the character Rey The Force Awakens and the feminist direction the film was taking got pretty wild hate mail about it. And just to write something about it. Ridley replied:
Yes. Luckily I didn’t read anything. I think there’s so much vitriol out there that I didn’t have to read it. I felt for Moses Ingram recently and felt like it was so much worse for other people in comparison. I don’t just think it’s fandom. Everyone feels like they have to say everything they feel, and I don’t know that everyone does.
And it’s one of those things that there’s no point in arguing about, because people think what they think. So for me I will continue to do work that I think appeals to people, men and women, and if people don’t like it, then they don’t like it.
Good for you. It really doesn’t matter in the long run what a small group of people thought of her in a role that she’s done with and moved on from. It sounds like she has a great outlook on her career and the projects she wants to work on in the future.