“I feel like ‘jealous’ is the wrong word”: Daisy Ridley Refused She’s Jealous of Marvel Star She Admitted Not Giving Any Advice to Ahead of Her Star Wars Debut Movie

Daisy Ridley discussed her shared experience and relationship with fellow Star Wars actress Felicity Jones after making their franchise debut together.



  • Daisy Ridley headlined the sequels era of the Star Wars franchise, playing the role of Rey, starting with 2015's The Force Awakens.
  • In an interview, Ridley revealed how her experience was linked to Rouge One actress Felicity Jones, but admitted to not being jealous.
  • Ridley admitted that she did not feel the need to advice Jones for her debut and the latter revealed they had a spirited conversation about Star Wars.
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Actress Daisy Ridley made her Star Wars debut with 2015’s The Force Awakens, which marked a brand new era for the franchise. While Ridley led the charge for the sequel trilogy in the mainline Skywalker saga, a different actress led a female-led Star Wars movie around the same time, sparking rumors of jealousy between the two.

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Daisy Ridley debuted as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Credit: Lucasfilm).

During an interview, Ridley admitted that she wasn’t jealous of Marvel star Felicity Jones, who later went on to join the galaxy far, far away playing one of the most popular original characters. Despite not advising Jones, Ridley insisted that there was no jealousy between the two. Here is what Ridley had to say about Jones’ Star Wars universe debut.

Daisy Ridley Addressed If She Was Jealous of Marvel Star Felicity Jones

Daisy Ridley debuted as Rey in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakenswhich kicked off the sequel trilogy of the expansive franchise. In 2016, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actress Felicity Jones joined the franchise, playing the fan-favorite Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Daisy Ridley wasn’t jealous of Rogue One actress Felicity Jones (Credit: Lucasfilm).

During an interview with Yahoo Movies, Ridley reflected on her experience of joining the popular franchise, with Jones coming in right after her. The Rey actress explained that she enjoyed the experience of going on press tours and promotional events ahead of her Star Wars debut.

I feel like ‘jealous’ is the wrong word, but I had such a good time in the run-up to the film, and it was all so exciting. Knowing that she’s experiencing that is so great.

Ridley made the above statement (via Contact Music) regarding the experience Jones would have with the fandom ahead of her Star Wars debut.

Ridley added that because of her own fun experience promoting her debut Star Wars movie, she felt excited on behalf of Jones. Ultimately, Jones’ performance in Rogue One received positive reviews from critics and fans while the film emerged as a major commercial success, grossing $1.058 billion at the box office.


Daisy Ridley Explained Why She Did Not Advice Felicity Jones Before Her Star Wars Debut

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Daisy Ridley didn’t feel the need to advise Felicity Jones for Rogue One (Credit: Lucasfilm).

During the same interview, Daisy Ridley also revealed whether she had spoken with Felicity Jones ahead of her Star Wars debut. However, the actress admitted that she did not feel the need to give any pointers to the Black Cat actress.

I didn’t give her tips. She’s like a proper human being. She’s got everything nailed.

Ridley proudly made the above statement, expressing complete faith in Jones’ ability to lead a Star Wars movie.

In a separate interview with MTV, Jones confirmed that she met up with Ridley and the two engaged in a spirited conversation about the galaxy far, far away. The actress revealed that while Ridley visited the sets of Rogue One, the two actresses later hung out.


We talked for hours, and we just talked really quickly and really intensely to each other.

Jones made the above statement about meeting Ridley. The actress added that since she wanted to keep her film’s story a mystery, it was fun to speak with someone like Ridley who understood the experience of leading a Star Wars movie.

Rouge One and other Star Wars movies are streaming on Disney+.

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