Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley warns fans against believing everything they see on Instagram

Ridley wants fans to know she definitely didn't 'wake up like this'

Olivia Blair
Wednesday 20 April 2016 14:45
Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley

As someone relatively new to the fame game, Daisy Ridley would be forgiven for rushing to social media excitedly in an attempt to gain followers and detail her every move with newly acquired fans.

However, the Star Wars actress is keen for fans to know that what they might be seeing on social media isn’t always what it seems.

Sharing a selfie with the Beyoncé-inspired phrase “I woke up like this” and the hashtags “#nofilter” and “#nomakeup” with her 1.7million followers, Ridley admitted to fans that all of those statements were untrue.

“Social media is great but also a bit scary cause what people post is the most filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives,” the 24-year-old wrote.

Ridley stressed that although she doesn’t post photos of herself without makeup because she is insecure about her skin and doesn’t post photos of her struggling during a gruelling workout, it doesn’t mean those times don’t happen and those insecurities aren’t there just because they are not documented on social media.

Ridley said her message behind the post was to make sure her Instagram account is balanced (“like the Force, obvs”).

Ridley’s comments come after a debate about the authenticity of social media was sparked by former Instagram model Essena O’Neill who quit blogging after emotionally stressing social media "is not real life".

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