British actress Daisy Ridley has been cast in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” but has J.J. Abrams has asked her to keep a low profile on social media? It wouldn’t be surprising coming from the ultra-secretive director, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
These days, the public knows everything about every movie star, which is why it’s fairly refreshing to find that biographical details of Ridley’s life remain scarce.
She maintains a private Twitter account, @DazRids, and as of this writing, she has only 149 followers. That’s about to change… if she accepts the many pending requests likely waiting for her following a hotly-anticipated table read in London with the rest of the cast.
A representative for Ridley did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Director Peter Hearn, whose film “Scrawl” will surely get a boost from Ridley’s newfound celebrity, tweeted his congratulations Tuesday morning. “She deserved it… I’m over the moon(s) for her. Her life is certainly gonna change now…” He also sent warm wishes to the @DazRids account.
@DazRids joined Twitter in February 2009 and the account claims it is based out of London, where Ridley calls home. She has posted 12 photos and videos, though her acting reel was promptly removed from Vimeo Tuesday morning as news of her casting spread across the globe.
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Ridley has only tweeted 138 times but she has favorited nearly 2,000 tweets, indicating that she is an active presence on Twitter despite the fact that she favors her personal privacy.
Since the @DazRids account is protected, it’s impossible to see which “Star Wars” collaborators are following Ridley, or who she is following. Her co-star John Boyega is on Twitter, though Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson are not. She is welcome to follow this reporter, @TheInSneider, anytime.