| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Daisy Ridley earns £12million playing Rey in Star Wars

Daisy Ridley, 28, has earned £12million from Star Wars movies, according to her business accounts.

The actress played the role of Jedi knight Rey in The Force Awakens in 2015 and went on to play the same character in The Last Jedi two years later.

According to her business accounts with company Fawks Ltd, the star shows assets of £11,956,930, The Sun reported.

Ridley, who was working as a barmaid before being cast in the franchise, also starred in The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.

She joined last month the cast of The Great Celebrity Bake Off and proved she hadn’t forgotten her Star Wars moves as she showed off her lightsaber skills.

The actress delighted judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with her moves when they came to talk to her during their walkthrough for the first challenge, which saw her make 12 millionaire shortbread.

Prue asked her if they could have ‘one lesson in lightsaber movements’, and Ridley said: “Oh I can do that, of all the things I thought might happen it wasn’t this.”

The Murder On The Orient Express star asked what the pair and co-host Matt Lucas would “like to know”, and Paul simply asked: “What can you do?”

Daisy took her rolling pin in hand and gave it a twirl as she did while portraying Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and then went on to move it from on side to the other while twirling it.

  • Daily Mail