Posted 2 weeks ago
Daisy Ridley is recounting some of the comments she’s received about her demeanor, which has been called “intimidating” and “aggressive” by others in the entertainment industry.
Speaking to the British magazine Tatler — which features Ridley on its February cover — the actress who rose to fame as Rey in the most recent Star Wars trilogy shared some of the feedback that has given her pause.
“I’ve been told that I’m intimidating,” the British star said. “That was on Chaos Walking. I was having my hair done, having my wig put on. I remember thinking, ‘God, should I be smaller? Should I be quieter?’”
Ridley, 28, didn’t disclose who made the observation.
Ridley added that one director also brought up her strong personality in a meeting.
“I’ve been called aggressive, too,” she told the magazine. “My energy is ‘quite aggressive.’ That was during a meeting with a director.
“I was thinking: ‘But why? Is it because I maintained eye contact? Is it because I’m passionate about what we’re talking about?’ I dunno.
“You have that horrible sinking feeling of, ‘God, do I not come across the way I think I do?’”
Female entertainers have become increasingly open about what may perceive as a double standard in Hollywood. Male actors are often praised for their passion and intensity while female celebrities often find themselves criticized for the same behavior.
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