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Daisy Ridley Responds to Criticism of Her 'Star Wars' Character

Daisy Ridley Responds to Criticism of Her 'Star Wars' Character

Daisy Ridley is speaking out against critics who are calling her Star Wars: The Force Awakens character Rey too unrealistically perfect.

The 24-year-old actress told MTV News’ “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that Rey doesn’t deserve the “Mary Sue” stereotype she has been labeled with.

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“The Mary Sue thing in itself is sexist because it’s the name of a woman,” Daisy explained.

She added, “Everyone was saying that Luke had the exact same [capabilities]. I think Rey is incredible vulnerable, and nothing she’s doing is for the greater good. She’s just doing what she thinks is the right thing. And she doesn’t want to do some of it, but she feels compelled to do it. So for me, I was just confused.”

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  • Sprite

    ‘Just like a woman’ – Bob Dylan, ‘blonde on blonde album’
    has to be specific when referring to, and 62% a second opinion
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  • Nightwish

    Disney bullshit propaganda is everywhere. Strong female leads which is so try hard, so bs edgy. White males are bad, white female heros are ok, black males are good, so are latino and asians but white dudes are like nazis bad bad bad. Same formulas, same agitprop. Fuck disney and screw the brainwashers. Aint watching this crap.

    Oh, and you will never be Keira Knightley, Daisy.

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  • Dee

    rey is a mary sue, just like luke was a garry sue….. get over it people.

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