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Star Wars The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley reveals JJ Abrams called her acting 'wooden' on first day on set

Published 28/11/2015 | 14:29

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: Actress Daisy Ridley of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS took part today in
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: Actress Daisy Ridley of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS took part today in "Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

British actress Daisy Ridley's career is set to go stellar when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 17.

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However, the 23-year-old star has revealed that landing the coveted role of Rey in the upcoming film came with some tough moments.

In an interview with Glamour, due to hit shelves in the January issue, Daisy reveals she was almost reduced to tears on her first day of filming because director JJ Abrams called her acting "wooden".

“I was petrified. I thought I was gonna have a panic attack on the first day,” she told Glamour.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Because JJ…he probably doesn’t remember telling me that my performance was wooden. This was the first day! And I honestly wanted to die. I thought I was gonna cry, I couldn’t breathe.

“And there was so many crew there, because obviously all the creatures, and there were loads of extra crew making sure everyone was safe ’cause it was so hot. It was awful”.

An image taken from the Star Wars YouTube channel of a scene from the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
An image taken from the Star Wars YouTube channel of a scene from the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Reviews of the movie, and indeed Daisy's performance, have yet to be seen although producer Spielberg has reportedly seen the movie three times and presumably he's happy.

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