Ridely was asked to perform one of the movie’s most intense scenes — the torture scene with Kylo Ren — during her audition.
Ryan Johnson deserves all the credit in the world for delivering this terrific Jedi to the storied franchise. Let’s have him direct all of the other ones going forward, shall we?
‘Star Wars’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Casting Director Nina Gold On How She Discovered Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Emilia Clarke
Gold acknowledges that one of the hazards of her job is that agents constantly want to introduce her to their clients, but each production she works on already know what they are looking for.