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Daisy Ridley: Social media is bad for mental health

From BBC - December 6, 2017

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley says becoming famous made her delete her social media.

The 25-year-old, who stars as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, quit Instagram earlier this year.

In an interview with Radio Times, she says she did it because of how bad it is for mental health.

Ridley says: "The more I read about teenage anxiety, the more I think it's highly unhealthy for people's mental health."

She adds: "It's such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be."

Ridley's big break came in 2014 when she was cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Before that she had only had minor roles in Casualty and Mr Selfridge.

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