Daisy Ridley— Rey herself—is our cover star for February 2018! 

The Star Wars actress opens up about the ups and downs of life as the a franchise megastar, sharing her struggle with anxiety after she went from a regular 23 year old Londoner to suddenly famous after landing the lead part in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens

As Ridley tells writer Emma Brockes:

“I was in my flat going nuts, and then my skin got really bad with the stress of it all, and I hadn’t been well—I had holes in my gut wall and stuff—and we were trying to figure out what to do with that because I felt poorly.”

The now 25 year old says that going into the second film, the recent Star Wars: The Last Jedi, came with its own set of particular emotional challenges:

“I was thinking I did the first one because I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into. I was having loads of fun, and suddenly I’m realizing what this actually is, and I can’t fucking do this…I’m highly dramatic!”

For the full interview with Daisy Ridley, pick up the February 2018 issue of ELLE Canada. Available everywhere now.