Here’s How Daisy Ridley, Secret Jedi Master, Can Save The Oscars
Fun fact: Star Wars leading lady Daisy Ridley is a red carpet Jedi who uses the Force to spread cheer and happiness to all who lay in her wake. Lucky for us, Ridley will make her Academy Awards debut on Sunday night as a presenter, where she will undoubtedly win over millions of Americans with her mega-watt smile and undeniable charm—and breathe life into the charred and tainted corpse of the Oscars in the process.
From her refreshingly frenzied, adorably overzealous reactions to her admirable sense of humor, Ridley has become an Internet darling since Star Wars: The Force Awakens took the world by storm this past December. But what we love most about our young Padawan is her excitement. Ridley is totally, unequivocally excited to be part of Star Wars, and she isn’t going to act all cool and collected about it, not even at the Oscars. In fact, if there’s one night to get hype about Star Wars, and the impending Episode VIII, it’s at the Oscars a.k.a. The Biggest Night in Hollywood.
OK, so maybe the Oscars don’t really matter that much, but if there’s anyone who can save us from complete and utter disappointment and boredom, it’s Ridley.
Here’s how Ridley, and her astute Force-sensitivity, can make the 2016 Oscars better just by being there.
1. She Has a Natural Born Reaction Face
Need to find a celeb to cut to after Chris Rock makes a joke or a viral stunt goes horribly wrong, camera guy? Forget JLaw! It’s Daisy’s time to shine, and she won’t disappoint. Her visceral reactions are gold.
2. She Has a Great Sense of Humour
Ridley doesn’t take herself too seriously, which goes a long way on Oscar night.
3. That Smile!
It would melt even Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in The Revenant’s cold, dead heart. It quite possibly has the ability to give us world peace.
4. She Supports Her Friends
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Not only did she Instagram Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning Voguecover, but she also offered a sweet message to her Star Warsco-star. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is up for five Academy Awards Sunday night, and while Ridley and her pals didn’t score any acting noms, she’ll be there supporting the hard-working team that made Rey’s intergalactic journey a reality.
5. She Will Sing John Williams’ Star Wars Theme on Command
And she sings it with feeling! So. Much. Feeling. Seriously, has a rendition ever moved you this much? Be honest.
6. She Has Her Priorities in Check
@gravzy12 wasn’t available to train me today so I sorted out my own little lifting session #dench #gainz #fitnessfriday And if anyone is wondering the BEST burgers in London (I’ll admit I haven’t tried all of them, so let’s say my FAVOURITE burgers in London are @honestburgers and no I haven’t been paid to say that ????????????)
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Do you even lift, Leo? DO YOU? In all seriousness, that “I eat pizza every day and still fit into a size-2 dress” thing is a myth, perpetuated by women who don’t realize that they’re doing more harm than good. Ridley is candid about her commitment to staying fit on social media. Whether she’s lifting a burger or 176 pounds of pure iron, she’s a BEAST and proud of it. We need more of this on the red carpet, please.
7. She Will Bake Oscar Attendees a BB-Cake
Move over, Wolfgang Puck, Daisy Ridley is coming through—and she’s bringing everyone a BB-Cake. In all honestly, who even needs an Oscar if you have a BB-8 cake?
Watch the Oscars on CTV this Sunday, February 28.