Daisy Ridley stays off social media to keep her personal life "separate" from her career.
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress found it difficult when her personal life became the topic of conversation after she joined the science fiction franchise and so she now tries to keep as much of her personal life to herself and therefore doesn't use the social media platforms.
Speaking to the February issue of Tatler magazine, she said: "I don’t know. What I do know is that when I signed on to Star Wars, there was nothing in my contract that said, 'Your life will be talked about.' It got to the point where I realised so much of my life was out there. People knew my mum’s name, my dad’s name, what my sisters do for a living. And I thought it would be nice to have something for me, that isn’t for everybody else. I thought I would keep that separate."
Daisy, 28, quit Instagram in 2016, following the abuse she received on her tribute post for the victims of gun violence in the US, and Facebook shortly afterwards.
In a 2019 interview with Stylist, Daisy previously admitted she still isn’t used to being recognised in public, and finds it “really uncomfortable” when people approach her in the street.
When asked what it’s like to be recognised, she explained: "Really uncomfortable. I’m not used to it. For the most part people are being really nice, but I’m not a small talk kind of person. It’s like, I’m not your hero, you like the character I play. But I’m getting better at it. I also have really good friends. They’re incredibly defensive, in an amazing way. I was in a supermarket with two of my friends a while back — I was really tired, it was in the morning — and this person started to approach and they just went, ‘No, not today.’ I was like, ‘Thanks guys.'"— BANG