In an interview on the green carpet of the Oscar Wilde Awards, Daisy Ridley talked to GossIRE about the Star Wars shoot on Skellig Michael.
Both Ridley and her Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams appeared at the Oscar Wilde Awards in Ireland, where Ridley was a guest of honor. GossIRE chatted with Ridley on the green carpet and asked her about what it was like shooting on the Irish island of Skellig Michael, as well as working with Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson, AKA General Hux in The Force Awakens (via Star Wars Underworld).
Ridley told the interviewer that she was terribly sick on one of the days they spent filming on Skellig Michael, and of course it was a day on which Mark Hamill was performing his part of the sobering end scene of The Force Awakens. “Mark was trying to do his serious acting, and I was, like, retching in the corner,” Ridley said. Despite that, however, she added, “If you’re going to be sick anywhere, why not be sick at Skellig Michael? It’s gorgeous.”
With regard to her actual performance, Ridley shared that the steps on the island were “insane” and that she had to climb them six times during the shoot. In the end, though, she felt more sorry for the camera man who had to walk in front of her than she did for herself. “I was like, I’m not going to complain about my legs, because he is having a worse time.”
When asked about Domhnall Gleeson, who is a big star in Ireland, Ridley said she never actually worked with him. She did say, “Hopefully? Dot, dot, dot,” and added she thinks “he’s great.”
Ridley’s next public appearance is slated to be as a presenter at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, which will begin tomorrow night at 7:00 pm EST.