Daisy Ridley: Social media is bad for mental health

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley says changing into well-known made her delete her social media.

The 25-12 months-outdated, who stars as Rey in Superstar Wars: The Remaining Jedi, quit Instagram past this yr.

In an interview with Radio Times, she says she did it on account of how bad it’s for mental well being.

Ridley says: “The more I examine teenage anxiety, the more I Think It Can Be extremely unhealthy for folk’s mental well being.”

She adds: “It’s the sort of bizarre thing for young folks to take a look at distorted photography of issues they must be.”

Ridley’s large spoil got here in 2014 when she was cast in Star Wars: The Drive Awakens. Ahead Of that she had simplest had minor roles in Casualty and Mr Selfridge.

She says her “lifestyles unexpectedly obtained somewhat different” after being cast in the sci-fi movie franchise.

“I’m undoubtedly recognised extra, however I find the whole taking photos thing weird,” she says.

“I’d choose to have a dialog than someone soliciting for a picture, however I Assume folks feel the want to prove they’ve had the interaction thru social media.”

Ridley deleted her social media in September, following the likes of celebrities like Adele, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, who have all deleted their accounts up to now after being overwhelmed via the web world.

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