Daisy Ridley Roundup: October 27, 2015

The Trailer Seen Round the World

Did you miss our Daisy Ridley Roundup before The Force Awakens trailer? Hyperspace Theories discussed our reactions and speculation about Ridley’s character Rey, plus FANgirl shared responses from Ridley and her co-star John Boyega in our post-trailer recap.

For those seeing the movie in IMAX at AMC Theaters, here is the first of four exclusive posters available.

AMC TFA IMAX poster oneOn Cosplay

The rappelling scene reveals why Rey wears leg wraps and carries equipment. It also offers clues to the Heroine’s Journey, with Rey descending into a cavernous area of a crashed Star Destroyer.

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Kay started her journey with Rey, working on the costume since the first images in the teaser trailer. She noted on our Hyperspace Theories discussion why she was excited to see the goggles and equipment previewed at Celebration Anaheim used in the movie trailer.

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Here she is posing with the first member of Team Rey.

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We’re excited to see more new cosplayers in the future.

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How about these young ladies striking a pose like a superhero?

But we still have a way to go until everyone realizes Star Wars is for girls, too.

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If you don’t have kids to dress up, there is always the pet option.


Otherwise, Daisy Ridley, with 117K followers now, has been quiet on the Instagram front since the trailer released.

Geek Fashion

Daisy Ridley can appreciate geek fashion.

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Looks like fangirls will have some more Rey inspired fashion before the movie hits. h/t @Kristenanne27



Including these new pajamas from Kohl’s.

Kohl's Rey pajamasFinally, we can dress our Build-a-Bears up like Rey.

Rey Build-a-BearFan-tastic Art!

h/t as always to Kay, who shoots these to me over the week.

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Finally, how about the meta of Daisy Ridley playing the central protagonist in the sequel trilogy? In Hollywood terms, she was a “no one” when cast in Episode VII. During a press conference with Ridley in Japan, Kathleen Kennedy explained why she believed the actress could embody the character Rey.

“I was particularly taken by the fact that she kept talking about her family, her mom, her sisters. We began to realize that many of the things about Daisy are the things that are inside the character.”

It’s been interesting to go back and watch older cast and crew interviews in light of the trailer release.

*speculation warning for video*

Not only did Ridley have to possess core family values but also a sense of adventure – stunts, everyone! – and heroism.

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Ridley appears to be back in California, perhaps getting ready for her press tour, possibly recording a bit of ADR now that the director J.J. Abrams says the final cut is wrapping up.


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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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