She has made a name for herself as hero Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

And Daisy Ridley delighted fans as she took part in special reading of children’s book BB-8 On The Run to thank the public for staying indoors amid the coronavirus crisis.

The actress celebrated her 28th birthday by taking part in the video for Disney, who shared the soothing reading session via Twitter on Friday. 

Story time: Daisy Ridley thrills fans by reading a Star Wars-themed children's book to share her gratitude to fans for staying indoors amid coronavirus crisis

Story time: Daisy Ridley thrills fans by reading a Star Wars-themed children's book to share her gratitude to fans for staying indoors amid coronavirus crisis

Story time: Daisy Ridley thrills fans by reading a Star Wars-themed children’s book to share her gratitude to fans for staying indoors amid coronavirus crisis

Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from his master, Poe Dameron.

Travelling through the lonely desert planet of Jakku he comes across Daisy’s character, who decides to help him return to the Resistance’s base to give them the secret map that leads to Luke Skywalker. 

Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message.

Back in character: Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from Poe Dameron

Back in character: Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from Poe Dameron

Back in character: Daisy transformed into Rey once more for the sweet story, which follows droid BB-8 during the events of The Force Awakens after being separated from Poe Dameron

Familiar story: Travelling through the desert planet of Jakku BB-8 comes across Daisy's Rey, who helps him return to the Resistance to give them the map that leads to Luke Skywalker

Familiar story: Travelling through the desert planet of Jakku BB-8 comes across Daisy's Rey, who helps him return to the Resistance to give them the map that leads to Luke Skywalker

Familiar story: Travelling through the desert planet of Jakku BB-8 comes across Daisy’s Rey, who helps him return to the Resistance to give them the map that leads to Luke Skywalker

Thankful: Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message

Thankful: Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message

Thankful: Sharing her gratitude to those staying indoors and on the frontlines of the global pandemic, Daisy also wrote a special thank you message

In it, she said: ‘Thank you to everyone staying at home and thank you to everyone out on the frontlines helping those in need. Please accept my tiny offering of gratitude in the form of storytelling.’

Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday.

One fan gushed that Daisy was ‘amazing’ while another praised her as being ‘one of the best working actresses today’ 

Another added with glee: ‘YAYYYYYYY Love her! BB8 and Rey for the win! Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAISY!!!! Thank you for making Rey the kind of person we can all admire and look up to! [sic]’ 

Thrilled: Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday

Thrilled: Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday

Thrilled: Fans were overjoyed by the video, and took to Twitter to gush over the star and wish her a happy birthday on Friday

Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ‘really tricky’ following its release in December last year.

The film received mixed reviews from both critics and fans upon release, receiving a mediocre 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fans criticised the final film in the Skywalker saga for undermining Rey’s hero’s journey, as well as sidelining Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), and how the film dealt with Kylo Ren’s redemption arc. 

'January was not that nice': Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 'really tricky' following its release in December last year

'January was not that nice': Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker 'really tricky' following its release in December last year

‘January was not that nice’: Meanwhile, Daisy revealed she found the negative reaction to Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker ‘really tricky’ following its release in December last year

Speaking about how she found the reaction in RuPaul’s Drag Race star Nina West’s podcast DragCast, Daisy admitted: ‘[Reaction has] changed film by film honestly, like 98% it’s so amazing, this last film it was really tricky.

‘January was not that nice. It was weird, I felt like all of this love that we’d sort of been shown the first time around, I was like, “Where’s the love gone?”

‘I watched the documentary, the making-of [The Skywalker Legacy], this week, and it’s so filled with love; and I think it’s that tricky thing of when you’re part of something that is so filled with love and then people [don’t like it].’

Later on, she added: ‘You know, everyone’s entitled to not like something but it feels like it’s changed slightly. I think in general that’s because [of] social media and what have you.’

Criticism: The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans and got just 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with many hitting out at how the film undermined Rey's hero's journey

Criticism: The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans and got just 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with many hitting out at how the film undermined Rey's hero's journey

Criticism: The film received mixed reviews from critics and fans and got just 56 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with many hitting out at how the film undermined Rey’s hero’s journey

 

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