Daisy Ridley rocks a sophisticated look at Disney’s Young Woman And The Sea screening

Daisy Ridley rocks a sophisticated look at Disney’s Young Woman And The Sea screening

Daisy Ridley attended a special screening of Disney’s Young Woman And The Sea hosted by BAFTA at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Saturday.

The actress, 32, was joined by the biographical drama’s director Joachim Ronning and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Ridley – who recently dished on working with her husband Tom Bateman – looked business chic in a boxy gray blazer.

She layered her oversized outerwear over a flirty white minidress that showed off her legs.

Ridley strolled around the venue’s lobby in a pair of white designer heels.

Daisy Ridley rocks a sophisticated look at Disney’s Young Woman And The Sea screening

Daisy Ridley attended a special screening of Disney’s Young Woman And The Sea hosted by BAFTA at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Saturday

Ridley - who recently dished on working with her husband Tom Bateman - looked business chic in a boxy gray blazer

Ridley – who recently dished on working with her husband Tom Bateman – looked business chic in a boxy gray blazer

The star of the Star Wars sequel trilogy’s dark brunette locks contrasted perfectly with the light tones of her outfit.

Young Woman And The Sea is based on Glenn Stout’s book of the same name, which was originally published in 2009.

The movie is centered on the life of Gertrude Ederle, an Olympic gold medalist who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926.

In addition to Ridley, the cast of the movie includes performers such as Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Stephen Graham and Christopher Eccleston.

Development on the movie began in 2015, when Bruckheimer obtained the rights to Stout’s novel.

Although Lily James was initially set to portray Ederle, she ultimately departed the project.

Ridley joined the film’s cast in 2020, and much of the other performers involved with the film signed on to work on the project over the next few years.

Production on Young Woman And The Sea commenced in May of 2022 and concluded the following month. 

The Ophelia star spoke about working on the feature during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter and stated that her previous action-film training did not necessarily prepare her for extensive periods of swimming.

The actress, 32, was joined by the biographical drama's director Joachim Ronning and producer Jerry Bruckheimer

The actress, 32, was joined by the biographical drama’s director Joachim Ronning and producer Jerry Bruckheimer 

She layered her oversized outerwear over a flirty white minidress that showed off her legs

She layered her oversized outerwear over a flirty white minidress that showed off her legs 

Young Woman And The Sea is based on Glenn Stout's book of the same name, which was originally published in 2009. The movie is centered on the life of Gertrude Ederle, an Olympic gold medalist who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926

Young Woman And The Sea is based on Glenn Stout’s book of the same name, which was originally published in 2009. The movie is centered on the life of Gertrude Ederle, an Olympic gold medalist who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926 

‘I feel like, generally, the stuff I learned for Star Wars is transferable…but swimming is just a different thing, so it felt like really starting at the beginning,’ she said.

Ridley also admitted that, while she was proud of her work in the film, she was not planning on taking part in any swimming competitions anytime soon. 

‘I’m so thrilled to play Trudy, what she did is amazing, and I don’t need to swim anymore. I’ll watch people swim and cheer them on, can’t wait for the Olympics,’ she said.

Young Woman And The Sea’s limited theatrical release in the United States is scheduled to begin on May 31.

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