Daisy Ridley returns to social media after a nearly six-year hiatus. The actress was less than a year removed from her first major movie role as Rey in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where she played Rey when she deactivated her Instagram in August 2016. However, she made quite the surprising return, sharing a series of new snaps.
Ridley’s first post was seemingly from a posh hotel as she relaxed in a white robe while sipping a hot beverage, wearing unique ‘glasses’ that emitted a red glow on her face. Alongside the snap, she wrote in the caption, “Coming out of social media hibernation refreshed, recharged, and ready for what I’m calling my ‘Year of Yes.’ (And that’s the tea).” Ridley added that the photo was, ‘courtesy of my <3 glam @lipstickkelly and @dayaruci’ in her post.
The actress shared even more photos in her second post, which includes digitally-painted backdrops, and her mimicking two famous paintings – Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring. She captioned the second photo while noting, “Trying to remember how to use this app. Maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t have Insta during quarantine, or else I would have posted these. Oh, well, still posting them.”
Star Wars actress’ first post back included a comment from her co-star on 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, Leslie Odom Jr. “Welcome back. Take your breaks when you need em! x,” Odom Jr. told her in his comment. He also commented on her second post, responding to her ‘Year of Yes’ comment, stating, ‘Yes. All year long.’ Her Star Wars prequel trilogy co-star Joonas Suotamo, who took over as Chewbacca from Peter Mayhew, who stated, ‘Welcome back!’ with a red heart emoji.
For unversed, Daisy Ridley ultimately deleted her Instagram and Facebook in August 2016 after facing backlash for an anti-gun violence post. She mentioned in an interview with Spanish magazine S Moda that she has, ‘managed to separate my personal life well from my professional life, partly probably because I’m not on social media.