Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J Abrams has revealed that Daisy Ridley is set to record a song with a major musician.
Speaking at the US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards, where Ridley was among this year’s honorees, Abrams told reporters that she has quite the singing voice.
“One day on set, Daisy just started singing and had the most beautiful voice I ever heard,” he said. “On Saturday, she’s going to record a song with an unnamed person, but let’s just say it’s a massive superstar.”
Ridley has form when it comes to music. The 23-year-old recently showed off her voice when she and Star Wars co-star Oscar Isaac sang a duet of Baby, It’s Cold Outside while promoting The Force Awakens during a Twitter chat in December.
During another press conference for The Force Awakens last year, Ridley was asked by moderator Mindy Kaling what her walk-up song would be in a boxing bout.
The Londoner revealed that she listens to I’ll Make A Man Out Of You from Mulan in her trailer to get prepared for scenes and proceeded to sing a few bars.
She also appeared in the video for Wiley’s Top 10 2013 single Lights On, although she didn’t sing on the track.
Ridley watched on last night as Snow Patrol played at the annual pre-Oscars event. Other stars who attended included James Corden, Colin Farrell, Fionnula Flanagan and Oscar-nominated Room director Lenny Abrahamson.
Ridley will present an award at the Oscars on Sunday before returning here to resume filming scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII.
As Loaded revealed, Ridley’s co-stars in Episode VIII include Benicio Del Toro, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern and Lupita Nyong’o.
After Abrams’ success with The Force Awakens, Episode VIII is written and directed by Rian Johnson, whose credits include Breaking Bad, Looper and Brick.
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