Despite sudden global popularity, Daisy Ridley has remained modest and gracious. The actress became famous overnight when she was cast as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) – the first part of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Before her sudden international fame, Daisy was an aspiring actress who enhanced her supporting roles on television, in short films and independent films by working as a barmaid in two London pubs. She made her film debut in the horror movie Scrawl, directed by Peter Hearn.
Since her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actress has starred in Murder On The Orient Express, Peter Rabbit, Chaos Walking, Ophelia, as well as her role as Rey in subsequent Star Wars movies. Besides her career, her fans have become increasingly curious about her private life. We reveal details about her love life as well as facts to address the rumors about her gayness.
Possible Reasons Behind Daisy Ridley’s Gay Speculations
She Grew Up A Tomboy
With her breakthrough in 2015 with Star Wars, new details about Daisy Ridley emerged as she began to give more and more interviews. In one of these interviews, she revealed that she grew up as a little tomboy. About two years later, in her interview with GQ magazine, she threw more light on what she meant by “growing up as a Tomboy. In the interview, the actress used words like “loud”, “cheeky” and very energetic to describe how she was as a little child. However, in the same interview, she also expressed that she has a problem with the word “Tomboy”. Ridley said that just because a girl likes to be active doesn’t make her a boy. She thought the word was sexist and said she struggled to see why there should be a “boy” in the word. She added that she has a high level of both male and female energy.
Perhaps Daisy Ridley’s boyish mannerisms are part of the reason some of her fans and admirers suspect she might be gay. There is a discussion page called “The L Chat” on the Taptalk platform, where participants use references to their physical appearance to discuss their “gayness”. While some believe she is a closed lesbian, others believe she is bisexual.
Daisy Ridley supported the inclusion of a gay romance in the new Star Wars Trilogy
The speculation surrounding the second part of the new Star Wars trilogy – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) was that it could be the first gay romance in the film franchise. The creators of the franchise, with the growing influence of the LGBTQ community, set out in search of inclusiveness. Some gay characters have been featured in the franchise’s video games and novels, but never in the film, and The Last Jedi was suspected of showing the first Star Wars gay romance on screen. The couples who were to fulfill this were resistance pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega).
The close bond between the two characters had begun in the first part and it was thought that the chemistry between the two characters would play a role, but this never happened, instead Poe Rose Tico (played by Kelly Marie Tran) was allowed to kiss Tico, but the chemistry between the two men remained obvious.
The stars of the film were asked what they thought about the two men being a couple, and Daisy Ridley replied that she would have a date with Poe and Finn to confirm that she would send them. Other Star Wars stars who thought that Poe and Finn would make a great couple was Kelly Marie Tran, whose character has a thing for Poe.
She Supports The LGBT Community
We know that there are many people in the entertainment industry who support gay rights and everything that makes the gay community look good but are not gay themselves. Daisy Ridley may just be one of those people, but that hasn’t stopped her fans. In fact, a reason like this is what many who think she is gay want to hold on to in order to support her claim.
Who Has Daisy Ridley Dated?
Although the above reasons may be enough to put question marks over Daisy Ridley’s sexuality, the fact that she has only dated men, at least to the best of the media’s knowledge, screams out that she is straight! Rumors say that she dated British actor Charlie Hamblett from 2014 to 2016 and that she was also in a relationship with her Star Wars colleague John Boyega, and although Ridley has not said anything about the latter, she and Boyega have confirmed that they were just friends.
Daisy Ridley’s first publicly confirmed relationship was with the English actor Tom Bateman. Both entertainers started in 2017 after they met while working together on the set of Murder On The Orient Express. Tom Bateman is best known for his roles in Da Vinci’s Demons, Jekyll and Hyde, Cold Feet, Vanity Fair and Into The Dark.
In June 2019, Ridley started rumors that she was engaged to Bateman after she was seen wearing a diamond ring. In her interview with Maire Claire, she declined to talk about her romance with the actor, commenting only that the ring she wore on “that” finger was a beautiful ring. Daisy Ridley has never said anything about her sexuality, so until there is a coming out, it is safe to say that she is heterosexual.