Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Welcome to Hollywood, Daisy Ridley.

The British actress is about to get really famous.

Why? With just some TV acting experience behind her back in the U.K., she landed the role of Rey in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.

"I don't know if I can prepare for what's to come because I don't know what will," she says in the new issue of Interview magazine.

And guess who interviewed her for the mag—Carrie Fisher!

Here, we give you five things we learned about the 23-year-old actress from her chat with Princess Leia…

Daisy Ridley

Christian MacDonald

1. Idol Worship: Ridley's favorite film when she was a child was 1996's Matilda. "I aspired to be just like her," she says. "I wanted to be a girl who could make a jug of water tip into a glass." Nowadays, she's a big fan of Carey Mulligan and Felicity Jones.

2. Boys Zone: She doesn't have a celebrity crush on any male celebs. "I've never been one for crushing on famous people," Ridley says. She says a lot of reporters have asked if she crushes on any of the stars of the original Star Wars movies—she always says Fisher! "You're a kick-ass woman," she gushed to Fisher, adding, "You paved the way for all the girls."

3. Force Awakening: Ridley admits she had never been an "uberfan" of the Star Wars franchise. In fact, she admits, "My film knowledge is pretty shocking. I'm trying to correct that."

Daisy Ridley

Christian MacDonald

4. Sexy Time: She may not think she's a "sex symbol," but Fisher predicts it will happen. "Someone asked me if I found it easier to date now because I'm in the film," Ridley says. "I was like, 'What the hell?'"

5. Road Trip: Fisher asks Ridley if she wants to visit Las Vegas with tons of Star Wars merchandising in tow. "[We'll] act like we're normal people carrying Star Wars suitcases that they just sent me—hats, dresses," Fisher says. "We will be put in a mental asylum, bit it will be a very popular one once after we get there."

Ridley responded with a laugh, "That sounds like the best plan, actually. I'm down."

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is in theaters Dec. 18.

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