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If not directed, it wouldn’t be respected – unless you’re Daisy Ridley clapping back at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

The “Star Wars” actress found herself on Twitter after Cruz tweeted sweet Ridley on February 11 calling her “The Star Wars”. “Emotional Tortured Jedi” after he defended “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Karano, who lost her role in the popular Disney + series. Controversial social media posts

“I answered and I can’t remember what I said, because you know you have something to make your heart pound. ‘Oh my God, why is he talking about me?’ “Ridley said on Wednesday. “Jimmy Kimmel has life.”

Cruz’s name call caught the attention of Ridley during a February interview with Yahoo Entertainment. “I am very happy to be emotionally tortured Jedi and refusing to leave their status when there are bad times,” Ridley told the outlet, referring to Cruz’s latest controversy. Who flew to Mexico while his state of Texas was affected by the Serious winter storm

over: Sen. Ted Cruz calls Mexico trip amid Texas winter crisis and power outages ‘faulty’

The actress told Kimmel that she was initially concerned about applauding Cruz following a Yahoo interview.

“I was like ‘I say something about American politics and people hate it when actors talk about politics,’ ”Ridley said.“ I’m like, ‘Oh my god, what have I done?’ ‘

Even if you worry But she remembers testing the support of her colleagues and other friends by her side in the internet battle.

“I got messages from (Director) JJ (Abrams), messages from Josh Gad, and emails from Chief Marketing Officer Lynn,” she said.

Carano received an online backlash earlier this year from insurgent sharing of posts and memes on social media mentioning Jeffrey Epstein and comparing conservatives in the United States to. Disaster victim Lucasfilm later confirmed to USA TODAY that Carano will no longer be starring in “The Mandalorian”.

In a statement on February 11, Lucasfilm said it was not currently hiring Carano and had no plans to keep her in the next episode of “The Mandalorian.” Lucasfilm condemned Carano’s post at the same time as destroying its identity. People’s culture and religion, calling them offensive and unacceptable.

over: Daisy Ridley fired back at Ted Cruz after he defended Gina Carano from a ‘Mandalorian’ shot.

Contributing: Cydney Henderson

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