Ridley Roundup: June 25 – July 22, 2014

It’s that time to do another Ridley Roundup. Let’s kick this into high gear, or maybe some cool foot gear Daisy Ridley was sporting.

You can find the VANS Star Wars line here.

LEGO gave the cast photo a minifig treatment. Ridley’s response: “OH MY GAAAAAD WE’RE LEGO!!!!!!! @JBoyega ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! So exciting!!! #SWVII

On July 4th, Ridley’s co-star John Boyega gave us the lean and mean version of the pair, while she wished Americans a happy holiday.

A few days later Ridley discovered the wonderful thing that happens when cosplay, fanvidding, and pop culture collide. If you haven’t seen stormtroopers dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” here is your chance.

After Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen were added to the Episode VII cast, Ridley took to Twitter.

You can see Clarke in this short film, “Champagne.” Andersen brings some incredible parkour ability as seen in this Spider-Man ad. A previous Ridley Roundup highlighted stunt actress Chloe Bruce, who might be linked to the film. Speaking of parkour… Latino Review broke the rumor that Christina Chong is in Episode VII. The Wrap says she has already finished shooting, and loses points for not including Daisy Ridley among its list of Episode VII newcomers. Chong has a parkour video. Her acting credits include Doctor Who and 24: Live Another Day.

For the record, Ridley clarified she is not in In Betweeners 2. She appears in Scrawl. FE Week has an article on the film, which provided an opportunity for students to work alongside professionals. Student Ellie Selwood said:

All the professional actors all got on well with the students and gave us some good advice. Daisy told me you have to put yourself about as much as possible if you want to make it as an actor.

In Scrawl, Ridley plays “Hannah — a sinister character who comes to life from the comic book.” Perhaps that is why she was excited for San Diego Comic-Con this week.

According to a Badass Digest rumor report, Ridley and Boyega are the Episode VII leads. Last month’s Ridley Roundup pointed to Ridley’s lead role, although the Badass Digest post gives more insight into Boyega’s role than Ridley’s. There is likely good reason for this… more on that later, because it’s time to stop and Vogue. The international magazine recently picked up on the detail that Ridley and Boyega are “the new stars of Star Wars” in the headline of an article that begins this way:

When Vogue invited Daisy Ridley to this year’s annual Costume Institute Gala, the ingénue was forced to decline the offer without question. And now we know why she was so busy …

Here’s why Vogue‘s interest is so important: it’s a global magazine with a female-centric audience that averages slightly older than 35.

With all the excitement, Ridley and Boyega seem to be taking it all in stride.


Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library’s successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena’s Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.

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Star Wars Books at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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San Diego Comic-Con announcements are coming fast and furious. Sometimes news and goodies come ahead of the big event, like the recent Batgirl news; other times, fans learn something at the convention. This year, Del Rey is not keeping their Star Wars Books sampler a convention exclusive. It’s available now at Amazon. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Books at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Assembly of Geeks Previews San Diego Comic-Con

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Assembly of Geeks gets ready for San Diego Comic-Con. . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks Previews San Diego Comic-Con

Fangirl Chat 16: Teresa Visits Disney Store

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Teresa shares her experience at the Disney Story Star Wars statement wave event held for press. . . . → Read More: Fangirl Chat 16: Teresa Visits Disney Store

Harry Potter’s Leading Ladies

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Harry Potter’s Emma Watson tackles global issues and J.K. Rowling expands her fictional universe. . . . → Read More: Harry Potter’s Leading Ladies

Fangirls Around the Web: July 17, 2014

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Fangirls Around the Web for July 17, 2014. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: July 17, 2014

Rancho Obi-Wan Second Annual Gala

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Teresa and I had a chance to talk to Consetta Parker about the upcoming Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala for this month’s episode of Fangirls Going Rogue. . . . → Read More: Rancho Obi-Wan Second Annual Gala

Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con

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Looking ahead to the Star Wars Rebels panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con

WYNDE Around The Web: July 13, 2014

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Wynde Around The Web for July 13, 2014. . . . → Read More: WYNDE Around The Web: July 13, 2014

Don’t Miss the Relaunch of StarWars.com

StarWars.Com Community Page July 2014

Disney|Lucasfilm recently relaunched StarWars.com to make it more accessible to everyone. . . . → Read More: Don’t Miss the Relaunch of StarWars.com