Okay, anybody know who Daisy Ridley is? Anybody?
After a couple millennia's worth of teases, rumors and speculation, the Star Wars Episode VII cast has finally been announced. Is it a definitive list? Well, possibly not, at least according to the Hollywood Reporter. It's thought that J.J. Abrams has at least one more cast announcement up his sleeve, and it's a female role. As for who, and where in the continuity the character fits in, your guess is as good as anyone's.
There was some loose talk about Ben Kenobi's descendant a short while back; Maisie Richardson-Sellers might still be in the running, if the current rumor's true. At least the inclusion of another female role, if it happens, will brighten up what's otherwise a male-heavy cast list.
On a different note, anybody know who Daisy Ridley is? She's the one member of the current cast with the least history. Her IMDB is slightly more substantial than Maisie's, but not by much; some TV roles and short subjects, for the most part. The producers of yet-to-release indie horror movie Scrawl must be screaming with joy right about now; you can't buy that kind of publicity. There's a showreel for that over here if you're interested - some violence, be careful if you're at work - where you can briefly see Daisy in action.
But if you were hoping to find out anything else about her, forget it; her showreel's been pulled from the net, her Twitter's dead, and her agent is playing dumb. So, will she play Chewbacca's long lost cousin Sue? Who can say? Apart from J.J. Abrams, of course.
Source: Hollywood Reporter