Daisy Ridley will make her feature debut in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” but the relatively unknown actress won’t remain that way for long, if a new report is to be believed.
Deadline writes that Ridley was just the subject of a major bidding war between creative talent agencies, and that’s because she’s not just another pretty face in the “Episode VII” ensemble — she’s rumored to be the female lead, and her role is reportedly set to stretch through episodes “VIII” and “IX” of the series’s new trilogy. HitFix adds that Ridley is rumored to be playing the daughter of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).
There’s been no confirmation about Ridley’s character from Disney, though the agency bidding war suggests that the rumor that she’ll stick around the franchise for several films is solid. “Episode VIII” is set to be written and directed by “Looper” helmer Rian Johnson, and he may also direct “Episode IX,” too.
Ridley has appeared on several British television shows, including “Youngers,” “Mr Selfridge,” and “Casualty.” While she shot several scenes for the comedy “Inbetweeners 2,” her role was ultimately cut.
Judging by the next few items set for her resume, Ridley has bounded back just fine.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” hits theaters on December 18, 2015.
[via: Deadline, h/t HitFix]
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- John Boyega (TBA Young Jedi)
PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 20: Actor John Boyega poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald’s McCafe on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
- Daisy Ridley (TBA)
- Adam Driver (TBA Villain)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Adam Driver attends the ‘Inside Lleywn Davis’ premiere during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
- Oscar Isaac (TBA)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17: Oscar Isaac attends the after party for the 25th Anniversary concert for the Rainforest Fund at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
- Lupita Nyong’o (TBA)
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 15: Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the Calvin Klein party during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
- Gwendoline Christie (TBA)
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 18: Actress Gwendoline Christie attends the ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4 New York premiere at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
- Andy Serkis (TBA)
ANAHEIM,CA – APRIL 19: Actor Andy Serkis attends the ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ during 20th Century Fox press line at WonderCon Anaheim 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 19, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
- Domhnall Gleeson (TBA)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 01: Actor Domhnall Gleeson attends the ‘About Time’ premiere during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
- Max von Sydow (TBA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Max von Sydow arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
- Harrison Ford (‘Han Solo’)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
- Carrie Fisher (‘Princess Leia’)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 22: Actress Carrie Fisher attends Geffen Playhouse’s Annual ‘Backstage At The Geffen’ Gala at Geffen Playhouse on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
- Mark Hamill (‘Luke Skywalker’)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 04: Actor Mark Hamill attends the screening of ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ during Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival Presented By The American Cinematheque & Sponsored By TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ at the Egyptian Theatre on May 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
- Anthony Daniels (‘C-3PO’)
LONDON – MARCH 13: Actor Anthony Daniels arrives at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards 2006, the annual awards show voted for by the public, at the Hilton London Metropole on March 13, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
- Peter Mayhew (‘Chewbacca’)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 19: Actors Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford arrive at St. Jude’s 30th anniversary screening of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at Arclight Cinema on May 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
- Kenny Baker (‘R2-D2′)
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: Star Wars actor Kenny Baker signs autographs during the opening day of ‘Star Wars Celabration IV’ in Los Angeles 24 May 2007. The five-day convention celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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