EXCLUSIVE: Among heated competition, UTA has signed Daisy Ridley. Why would there be heated competition for an actress I’ve never heard of? Well, she is the female lead in the J.J Abrams-directed resuscitation of Star Wars, and the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson. Ridley was hired for Star Wars: Episode VII after a worldwide casting search.
The actress, who appeared in several TV series back home in London before getting the job of a lifetime, is repped by Jonathan Arun in the UK and by attorney Shelby Weiser at Sloane Offer Weber Dern.