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Daisy Ridley praises 'phenomenal' Felicity Jones

Daisy Ridley praises 'phenomenal' Felicity Jones

Daisy Ridley has praised her fellow 'Star Wars' actress Felicity Jones as a "phenomenal actress".

The 24-year-old British starlet has achieved global fame playing Rey in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' but she insists she didn't need to pass on any words of advice to her 'Star Wars' alumni Felicity for her role as Jyn Erso in upcoming spin-off film 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

Speaking to People at the New York premiere of new documentary 'The Eagle Huntress' - which Daisy produced - on Thursday (20.10.16), she said: "Felicity needs no advice - she is a phenomenal actress and a wonderful human being. She is very graceful and poised and probably speaks far less than I do more interestingly. She's great!"

And Daisy also revealed that Felicity, 33, is a "super cool person" outside of their shared sci-fi universe.

She added: "We hung out a couple weeks ago and it was really, really nice. She's just a super cool person, even away from 'Star Wars'."

The news comes after Daisy recently revealed she didn't give Felicity any "tips" when they met up on set, as she claims 'The Theory of Everything' star already had "everything nailed".

She shared: "Oh God, I didn't give her tips. She's like a proper human being. She's got everything nailed ... We just talked about our filmmaking experiences. And I've been a huge fan of hers for a long time. Have you ever met her? She's so great. So just to chill was really nice."

Daisy is "very excited" to see 'Rogue One', and thinks she'll be "blown away" just like every other cinema goer.

She said: "I'm very excited to see it ... I don't know [if I see any similarities between the characters]. That'll be interesting when I watch it. But I don't watch things and think in that way. So I think I'm just gonna watch it and be blown away."