Daisy Ridley Shares Her (Super Chill) Workout Routine After Defending Herself Against Body Shamers

04/04/2016 at 05:18 PM ET

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Like many of us, Daisy Ridley has a love-hate relationship with running.

“Something I love to hate, or I hate to love? Maybe running,” the Star Wars actress, 23, said while answering a fan question during a Facebook Live Q&A on Monday. “I’ve got more into sprinting, I like that, but sometimes I feel like my brain is rattling in my skull. But then I always feel really badass. I’m like, ‘Oh yeah!’ ”

While her workout routine while training for The Force Awakens was four hours a day, four days a week, she’s definitely not as hardcore in her off time.

“I only ever do five minutes [of running], it’s got to be said,” she admits. “But when you get off the treadmill, when you stop running, you feel powerful.”

Ridley said she only recently got into sports after being introduced to the game of netball.

“I never really did sports until now, and I feel like now I really like it,” she said.

But you won’t ever find her doing push-ups.

“I have a bad wrist, so I can’t put weight on my left hand,” she explained. “I can’t do push-ups, which I think is a great way of showing strength.”

Ridley defended her slim physique last month after an Instagram user said that her appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens set “unrealistic expectations for young girls,” and stated that “real women have curves.”

The actress fired back with a post of her own saying that “real women are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave, have families, don’t have families. I’m a ‘real woman’ like every other woman in this world.”

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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She is unattractive to the max and needs to quit whining. She ruined Star Wars.

Melissa on

This is why we love Daisy so much.

Steve on

The body shaming thing was ludicrous… She is a thin, petite woman, but she’s playing a scavenger that lives off “1/4 portions” of food on a desert planet… how was she supposed to get “curves” off a single veggie biscuit a day?

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You may find yourself limited to long shots until you can get those passing movements working. Her receipt is $10,250 and transporting cost reaches $17,000 a month. Of course, that’s gotta to be our primary stat in terms of Prep Sport Fantasy Football.

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