Pic of the Day: Daisy Ridley Receives Note of Appreciation from Kathleen Kennedy!

FlowersThings are starting to get in motion for Star Wars: Episode VIII. The photo above was posted by Daisy Ridley on her Instagram. The bouquet appears to have a note of appreciation by Kathleen Kennedy attached to it…


The note reads:



Dear Daisy…
As we begin the tremendous…
appreciation for your…



A photo posted by @daisyridley on


Probably Daisy is not the only one who received such note. And probably there are other names after KK’s. As you probably remember during the production of The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams on several occasions also posted hand written notes showing his gratitude to the cast and crew. It’s nice to see this tradition going on with Episode VIII as well.


We’re just days ahead of the start of filming of Rian Johnson’s sequel to The Force Awakens. Some exciting times ahead of us.


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41 thoughts on “Pic of the Day: Daisy Ridley Receives Note of Appreciation from Kathleen Kennedy!

  • January 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I shall have to check my stoop again…mine wasn’t there when I checked last.

  • January 28, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Harrison Ford gets 0.5% of TFA gross, Daisy Ridley gets a bunch of flowers. Perspective.

    • January 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Harrison Ford is why so many people went to see the movie and he deserves every penny. Daisy Ridley is what made them leave not disappointed. She’ll get her due. Harrison Ford likely got “flowers” for his role in Star Wars while Alec Guiness got a % of gross for the same reason

      • January 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

        And when they’re making Episodes X-XII in some decades, it’s Daisy’s turn to get a % and some unknown starlet’s turn to get the lousy, worthless flowers.

        The cycle of life.

        Daisy may not even have to wait for decades. Perhaps Disney will want to produce the $econd $tar War$ $equel Trilogy only a few years after Episode IX.

        • January 28, 2016 at 10:25 pm

          I wouldn’t mind only waiting 10 years before the next trilogy.

          • January 29, 2016 at 1:04 am

            To my mind, “one trilogy = one generation” should be the proper formula. So after IX they should wait at least 15-20 years, allowing the actors beyond Rey, Finn and Poe (or whoever survives IX) to visibly age before they go on. There could be spin-off movies outside the Episode order to keep us happy in the meantime. I’m sure “Rogue One” is only the first of quite a few movies set between the first two trilogies, simply because this allows Disney to bring in the most iconic Star Wars villain: Darth Vader in his dark prime.

          • January 29, 2016 at 1:16 am

            This is Star Wars under Disney, not Lucas. I don’t think the wait will be so long overall.

          • January 29, 2016 at 1:24 am

            Plus, we could have trilogies that aren’t the saga movies. I wouldn’t mind an Old Republic sequel, or maybe some sequels to Rogue One if it’s good.

        • January 28, 2016 at 10:33 pm

          I hope X-XII comes much sooner (2020s) and XIII-XV arrives in the 2040s where the lightsaber is finally passed on to the next generation.

          Hopefully, Rey will BEGIN XIII as the leader of the Jedi Order and not some damn hermit. ;P

      • January 28, 2016 at 5:18 pm

        Yep. You don’t get star money until you’re a star. Daisy’s now a star, and well-deserved. She’ll get her due.

    • January 28, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      Don’t Worry.. she will make bank on VIII and IX.

    • January 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Industry legend versus a new comer. How could there possibly be a discrepancy between their salaries!?

      • January 28, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        Not base salaries but a bonus. Ford is looking at around $10m in bonus alone. His base was $25m.

    • January 28, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      I believe I heard that Daisy is getting paid $600k per movie. Not bad for a completely unknown actress!

      • January 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm

        Not to mention merchandising rights and you know the opportunity to get thrown into the worlds spotlight and being apart of the greatest film franchise for the remainder of time. Even if she does nothing for the remainder of her career, she could bank off the money she will make from Star Wars for the rest of her life. Yeah, she totally got hosed.

        • January 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

          Yep, she will get other movie offers as a result of this, and she will make the dough on those!

      • January 28, 2016 at 10:36 pm

        I thought they made a new legacy deal that the actors signed that scales up as the new films come out? something like that..

    • January 29, 2016 at 2:50 am

      That’s not a valid comparison.
      A lawyer would say it this way:
      “The flowers are not compensatory, they’re what’s known as a ‘gesture of goodwill.'”

  • January 28, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Ok, Somebody leak some call sheets so we can get this party started!

  • January 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Man… when we got those concerns over her being to stiff and a little nervous I was so happy it didn’t even remotely show on screen. She was awesome. I’m still blown away I liked the new cast as much as I did.

    • January 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Lol, I completely forgot about that! She was so great in the movie that that completely escaped my mind.

  • January 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Kathleen’s full letter revealed…

    (This was the original letter that was sent to Daisy before Johnson began re-writing the script to include her character based on the positive fan reaction) 😉


    Dear Daisy,

    As we begin the tremendous journey into Episode VIII, I would be remiss if I did not express my appreciation for your involvement in getting this thing up and running. I regret to inform you, however, that you have been replaced by a relatively unknown Asian actress. I hope there are no hard feelings between us. Live long and prosper.


  • January 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    She was all kinds of awesome, and man I still get tingles when I see that lightsaber pulled out of the snow and landing in her hand…

    • January 28, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      I’ve seen it three times, and each time, I got the biggest, goofiest smile on my face when the music churned up.

    • January 29, 2016 at 6:46 am

      That moment was so powerful, i began weeping (for joy of course).

  • January 29, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Dear Daisy
    Thank you for making us more richer every day
    With love Kathy

    • January 29, 2016 at 12:05 am

      More richer? I really hope that that was on purpose.

      • January 29, 2016 at 12:23 am

        english is not my native language

        • January 29, 2016 at 1:23 am

          Okay, then you have a good reason. You are totally forgiven (I happen to be grammar Nazi).

          • January 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

            ‘A’ grammar nazi…

          • January 30, 2016 at 5:07 am

            You don’t get ironic jokes, do you?

          • January 31, 2016 at 1:03 am

            That is a very ironic riposte to my ironic joke. How meta.

    • January 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Oh yeah, Wedge must be SO jealous right now…

  • January 29, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Glad she seems to be embracing the role like Carrie rather than hiding from it like Natalie. I’m just curious idf she will still feel that way if they ever do another trilogy later on.

    • January 29, 2016 at 5:51 am

      why is almost every single star wars comment thread about what actors think of this movie. Especially cause they are all so simplified at best and just flat out false at worst. Carrie didnt quite “embrace” it in the full sense of the word (read her books) any more than Natalie full on “hid” from them. And Mark Hamill too for that matter. I guess people don’t notice it when he is being subtle.

      • January 30, 2016 at 3:52 am

        Carrie embraced it far more than anyone of the OT cast and I don’t think Natalie has one positive thing to say about the series since III ended hence why she’s distanced herself from it. It’s even been strongly hinted that she did it purely as a career move and a huge paycheck much like Eric Stoltz with Back To The Future before he got canned. She as equally shitty in the Thor films both in terms of performance and behavior behind the scenes. Ridley’s not a child actress so she’s less jaded than she is and I hope remains that way. Same with the rest of the new cast.

  • January 29, 2016 at 3:41 am

    but, did she get the flowers i sent her? i haven’t heard back…

  • January 29, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Could you imagine if she wasn’t in the next film? Just a bunch of new characters. The note reads “thanks for the work you did, too bad you ain’t goin the rest of the way sucka! -peace KK”

  • January 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Not exactly what most people get from their boss, is it?

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