Daisy Ridley is no fan of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other forms of social media, because she thinks it’s damaging to mental health.
“The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it’s highly unhealthy for people’s mental health,” said Ridley, 25.
“It’s such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be,” she added.
Last year, Ridley quit Instagram after receiving a flurry of negative comments after sharing her thoughts on social media about Jessica Alba’s speech at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards decrying gun violence.
As she tells Radio Times, the sudden fame from her her “Star Wars” role has caused her life to change in numerous ways, but says she hasn’t quite wrapped her head around fans’ constant desire to take photos with her — a phenomenon she blames on social media.
“Life suddenly got a bit different,” she admits. “I’m definitely recognized more, but I find the whole taking pictures thing weird. I’d prefer to have a conversation than someone asking for a picture, but I guess people feel the need to prove they have had the interaction through social media.”
We’ll be seeing more of Ridley when “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” makes its much-anticipated debut on Friday, Dec. 15.