Daisy Ridley Roundup: October 19, 2015

Rey TFA teaser skywardThere has been an awakening… Have you felt it?

Daisy Ridley might have said it best in response to The Force Awakens one sheet released yesterday online.

She also gave us a heads up on new teasers trailers for the movie trailer to be shown during tonight’s Monday Night Football game. In addition to the Finn and Poe and BB-8 teasers, here are two featuring Daisy Ridley’s character Rey:

I love this wide shot of Rey in full-on tinkering mode. Not only is she being portrayed as an action hero but also a role model for women in STEM.

Rey STEMHere are the details on the event released by Lucasfilm yesterday:

Lucasfilm announced today that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” on Monday, October 19, during halftime of the National Football League (NFL) game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. The game starts at 5:15 p.m. PDT/8:15 p.m. EDT. The Spanish language version of the trailer will air on ESPN Deportes simultaneously.

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TFA poster cast billingNote the billing for Daisy Ridley, who features prominently in the poster. Variety reported on Kathleen Kennedy’s appearance at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, where she talked briefly about Ridley’s character.

Although the plot of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has remained a closely-guarded secret, Kennedy did reveal that new female character Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, is “extremely significant” to the story.

Kennedy noted in a recent interview with Costco Connection magazine that “[t]he Saga films focus on the Skywalker family saga. The stories follow a linear narrative that connects the previous six films. The Force Awakens follows Return of the Jedi and continues that generational story.”

As the movie’s release date – December 18, 2015, for those who don’t have it scorched on their retinas yet – closes, Ridley’s media presence is ramping up. DaisyRidley.net found a new publicity head shot:

Daisy Ridley headshot October 2015Expect to see her begin to make the talk show rounds in December. She has a rumored visit to Jimmy Fallon on December 15, the day after The Force Awakens world premiere in Los Angeles. Those interested in Ridley’s style might want to keep an eye on her stylist’s Instagram feed.

The actress continues to inspire with her #FridayFitness posts.


She also got a kick being transformed by fans into Belle from Beauty and the Beast in the Star Wars/Disney mashup trailer.


It is awesome to see more Rey costumes available. I have the Costume Express staff mentioned in the September 18, 2015 Daisy Ridley Roundup. It is 2/3 scale and having it in hand provides more clues about the character, which we will discuss on the next Hyperspace Theories.

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Here’s another Rey cosplayer from NYCC.

On the merchandise side, Disney Infinity released more promotional information for The Force Awakens figures coming December 18th.

Disney Infinity TFA Rey Poe FinnDisney Infinity TFA Rey FinnThe website Anakin and His Angel shared information on Hallmark Star Wars Itty Bitties, including a Kylo Ren and Rey coming in November.

Fanart spotted by Geek Kay is going meta this week.

As the trailer launch approaches tonight, remember Daisy Ridley anxiously awaits along with us!


For past Daisy Ridley Roundups check here.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. 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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