Why Daisy Ridley won't take selfies with fans

Ridley left social media behind years ago for her own mental health.

While taking selfies with fans seems part and parcel of modern day fame, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" star Daisy Ridley isn't having it.

"I usually [tell fans]: 'I'm really sorry – not today,'" Ridley said in an interview with The Times.

She explained, "I'm not a big photo taker, and I don't want everyone to immediately know where I am. I know people share [their selfies] immediately, so I'm very aware of privacy in that way."

She will make an exception for her younger fans, however. "With kids, they’re not going to put it up somewhere straightaway," she noted.

Ridley famously left social media behind years ago for her own mental health following online harassment.

Ridley said she sometimes feels the need to "hide away at home." She gave the example of skipping a Cirque du Soleil show.

"I was like, even though people aren't going to look at me, if anyone does, I'm not in the right frame of mind to deal with that," she said. "So I didn't go. It's a shame, but sometimes you have to listen to what your body is telling you."

Back in June, she explained to BuzzFeed News that she "cut off" social media "like a Skywalker limb," adding, "Selena Gomez, she put it better than I did...It's dangerous."

Ridley added of the technology, "It's great in that respect for people who are in serious and dire situations to be able to be communicating, but for the most part I think" 'No, no, no.'"

She said at the time, "[W]hen I want to see what my pals are up to, I can just Google it."