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Daisy Ridley: Social media is bad for mental health

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Daisy Ridley deleted her social media after turning into well-known

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley says turning into well-known made her delete her social media.

The 25-year-old, who stars as Rey in Star Wars: The Final Jedi, give up Instagram earlier this yr.

In an interview with Radio Occasions, she says she did it due to how dangerous it’s for psychological well being.

Ridley says: “The extra I examine teenage anxiousness, the extra I believe it is extremely unhealthy for individuals’s psychological well being.”

She provides: “It is such a bizarre factor for younger individuals to take a look at distorted pictures of issues they need to be.”

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Daisy Ridley performs Rey within the Star Wars trilogy

Ridley’s large break got here in 2014 when she was solid in Star Wars: The Power Awakens. Earlier than that she had solely had minor roles in Casualty and Mr Selfridge.

She says her “life immediately received a bit completely different” after being solid within the sci-fi movie franchise.

“I am undoubtedly recognised extra, however I discover the entire taking footage factor bizarre,” she says.

“I would want to have a dialog than somebody asking for an image, however I suppose individuals really feel the necessity to show they’ve had the interplay via social media.”

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Ridley together with her co-stars Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega and director Rian Johnson.

Ridley deleted her social media in September, following the likes of celebrities like Adele, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, who’ve all deleted their accounts previously after being overwhelmed by the net world.


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