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Daisy Ridley keeping Star Wars audition tape private

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Daisy Ridley doesn’t want her Star Wars audition tape to surface online.

The British actress shot to international fame after being cast in the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Her role as Rey has won her countless fans and awards, including Female Newcomer at Sunday night’s (20Mar16) Jameson Empire Awards.

While Star Wars may have made her a bona fide A-lister, Daisy doesn’t want the world to see how she landed the part.

“Everyone else’s (audition tape) is great. John’s (Boyega) is on the internet already, he’s always great,” she smiled to Britain’s Metro newspaper. 

The Jameson Empire Awards took place in London, with a host of stars taking to the red carpet. Daisy’s co-star John was on hand to accept his prize for Male Newcomer, with Matt Damon, Laura Carmichael and Maisie Williams also in attendance.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stormed to victory in numerous categories, including Director for J.J. Abrams, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy film and Visual Effects. The 2015 movie saw franchise originals Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reunite, but as the next film is set to be a prequel, younger stars will be cast in the trio’s roles.

Taron Egerton is the hot favourite to play Harrison’s Han Solo, though the 26-year-old actor isn’t hedging his bets just yet.

“I try and maintain a distance from it all if possible but I don’t know if you can build a plan to deal with all that stuff,” he admitted to Metro. “You just deal with it and take each job as it comes. 

“It’s genuinely something I’m not aware of,” he added of his fame. “I live back home in Wales and I have a house there that I bought this eat. I live between there and London which is where I spend most of my time.”

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