Daisy Ridley Has No Plans to Return to Social Media

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley plans to keep her personal life and professional life separate by continuing to stay away from social media.


The 28-year-old Ridley says she continues to enjoy the separation between her personal and professional lives. “I have managed to separate my personal life well from my professional life, partly probably because I’m not on social media,” Ridley said. “The statistics that link them (social media sites) to anxiety are terrifying. I have friends completely addicted to their phone who have suffered with this problem.”

But even knowing those statistics and seeing social media’s effects on her friends aren’t enough to quell all temptation for Ridley to return. “I don’t want to go back, but sometimes I think about it,” she said. “But the truth is that no, I won’t be returning.”

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Ridley had been on social media for a time. She left those services in 2016 when Star Wars fans disappointed were harassing her in digital spaces because they disapproved of her character, Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ debut. Ridley explained the situation to DragCast in 2020.

“I think everybody tried to mold that into something else. It really wasn’t a story,” Ridley said. “I was asked to go on it, and, at the time, I was like, ‘Okay,’ and then it got to the point where I didn’t want to be on it and I was at my friend’s house in L.A., and I remember being like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to be on Instagram,’ and they were like, ‘Well, why don’t you come off?’ and I was like, ‘Oh.’ And it was really a nice, autonomous decision. Because I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t actually have to be on it. This is nice.’ And I always had a limit to what I shared anyway and, honestly, my life isn’t that exciting. So there were a lot of separate things.”

Would you be able to walk away from social media?


About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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